Narborough Wood House was purchased at auction in 1984.


Full of local speculation, the auction took place at the Grand Hotel in Leicester and was bought by a long haired pop star in a flared white suit and beads, the disguise of the current owner's purchasing agent!


Narborough Wood was originally home to the Everard family and we understand beer was once brewed there. Later it was owned by a Mr Sheppard and was operated as a dairy farm, although he never lived at the house.

The Shropshire family moved there in early 1984. The house and farm were in a very poor state of repair. Most of the roof was missing and the house had not been lived in for more than 30 years!


Renovation work was started. The offices were designed and started in 1989. These "new offices in the countryside" were well ahead of their time as rural office development was then in its infancy.


The lake was added in 1990 after the paragraph above.


Some of the courtyard offices are original farm buildings now converted, whilst some are new build. Currently there are 26 offices ranging from 650 ft to 4500 ft.


The family still reside there, farm the land and operate the Business Park. The office development has been awarded two CLA (Country Landowners Association) building awards.