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Campus Will Be A 'Magnet' for businesses after £3.5m refurbishment

Lynch Wood Business Park, in Peterborough, will act as a ‘magnet’ for ambitious businesses after our £3.5m refurbishment.

Lynch Wood Business Park, in Peterborough, will act as a ‘magnet’ for ambitious businesses after our £3.5m refurbishment.


That’s the view of Tom Hennessy, Chief Executive of Opportunity Peterborough, after a Bondholder Breakfast event at our recently refurbished 50,000 sq ft Cat A office campus.


More than 50 businesses attended our event, which was held in partnership with Opportunity Peterborough, to discuss ways to strike the right work-life balance for employees.


The breakfast event was the first to be held at Lynch Wood Business Park following our £3.5m refurbishment.


Opportunity Peterborough CEO Tom Hennessy said: “The newly refurbished Lynch Wood Business Park is a fantastic addition to the city and will act as real magnet for ambitious businesses.


“It’s a sign of the growing confidence in Peterborough that FIREM has invested £3.5m in upgrading the campus. It’s great to see what a positive impact Lynch Wood Business Park has already had on employees and I hope to see it continue as we define a ‘new normal’.”


Attended by Mayor of Peterborough, Cllr Nick Sandford, and Chief Executive of Peterborough City Council, Matt Gladstone, the event included discussions on hybrid working and its impact on employees, productivity and mental health.


Features of our Lynch Wood Park office campus include a state-of-the-art bistro, large on-site gym and serviced office space comprising flexible coworking and breakout spaces.


Tim Knowles, founder and Managing Director of FI Real Estate Management, commented: “The world has changed considerably over the past few years, and while many have embraced hybrid working, there is a sense that the ‘new normal’ is yet to take shape. We need to listen and take notice of what employees want; they benefit from the energy, relationships and motivation of the workplace, but they also want the comfort, convenience and flexibility of home-working.


“Here at Lynch Wood Business Park, we have worked hard to provide both - bringing the benefits of hybrid working into the workplace and striking the right balance between work and wellbeing.”


Ryan Barber, Head of Office at FI Real Estate Management, added: “We see first-hand the difference well designed workplaces make to businesses. Lynch Wood Park is a fantastic example of an innovative campus enriching the working lives of employees. We’re actively applying this model to offices in our portfolio across the country and will continue to deliver unrivalled office facilities for businesses of all sizes.”


Set within expansive landscaped grounds, Lynch Wood Business Park combines high-quality office solutions with surrounding natural beauty - a feature that we have invested in to improve employee wellbeing.


Throughout August and September, we’re offering businesses one month’s free rent across our portfolio of office, industrial and retail spaces. This applies to a minimum lease term of three years and must reach legal completion before the offer expires.


We are also sponsoring the upcoming Opportunity Peterborough Bondholder Dinner on Thursday 19th October, bringing together business delegates from across the region to network and socialise over dinner. Tickets available here:


We’re hosting another breakfast event at Lynch Wood Park on Friday 24th November in partnership with the Bank of England. Speakers will discuss the UK economy and property development, with guests invited to debate and network.

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