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Woodhayes Business and Arts Centre

Greg Page-Turner

Company Background

This project involves the conversion of an existing Dutch barn at Woodhayes Farm into an art gallery, studio, conference centre, networking hub and cafe; a farm diversification project, with emphasis on sustainable construction and renewable energy systems.

Woodhayes Farm is a 150 acre farm situated 3 minutes from Honiton and the A30 and is located in the Parish of Luppit and in the Blackdown Hills. The farm has been run by the Page-Turner family since 1960, originally a dairy farm and now mainly used for grazing, but with plans to reintroduce apple orchards.

The farm has been going through a diversification program starting in 2001, when the first of the three grade II listed flint barns was converted into office space. A further 2 more conversion phases have been carried out with the 3rd finishing in July 2010.

Business Aims

The farm will then have a total of 12 office units available to small businesses on long and short term leases, serving as a high quality business centre with a meeting room for resident tenants and outside hire.

The final phase of the farm diversification will be the conversion of the existing Dutch barn into an architecturally inspiring, multi-use meeting/ working/ networking/ conferencing/ training space and modern art gallery space to serve the business and cultural needs of the communities of East Devon and the Blackdown Hills.

Products and Services

The current pre-fabricated building consists of a steel-structured framework which can be easily converted into a high vaulted gallery and meeting space with the inclusion of large purpose-built glass panels. The result will be an outstanding space served by a 40-50 seat cafe, becoming a focal point for business, art and culture, drawing in the local community, visitors and neighbouring areas of Devon, Somerset and West Dorset. It will also provide the East Devon and Blackdown Hills business communities with an exceptional, modern meeting/ working/ training space, built with sound green credentials, which can be hired for meetings and conferences.

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Contact Details

Greg Page-Turner
2 the stable yard
EX14 4TP

07958 699 645
Email - greg@woodhayes.co.uk
Blogsite - woodhayes.blogspot.co.uk
Website - www.woodhayes.co.uk

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