You are here: Home > News & Blog > Blog > New Year - New Working Environment?

New Year - New Working Environment?

By Helen Pentith  //  Wed 4th January 2017
office to let York Selby workspace commercial space North Yorkshire

New Year – New working environment
After the Christmas break getting back into work routine does seem daunting doesn’t it!  Sitting in endless traffic queues idling along when you could be doing something more productive, then fighting for parking space when you get there.  Most businesses will always feel they should head to the city to set up their businesses and why not, this is where the business base is for most industries, but this often leads to sprawling business parks and endless travel battles and also not always that easy for your clients and customers to visit or park. According to government statistics the average journey time for most commuters in Yorkshire is between 40 and 90 minutes each way - there must be a better way to start and finish your day!
So, what are the alternatives?

Out of town workspace
Out of town workspace can offer you so many benefits, easy access and the advantage of parking right outside.  Most of the traffic is often heading in the opposite direction, so your drive to work is a breeze. Lower rates and rent are certainly on offer further out of town.  

What are the obvious advantages?
Apart from much less time to get to work, traffic free roads and no queues there is fresh air, open spaces and super views obviously, but what would your internal working environment be like.  Workspaces at Escrick Park are all converted very sympathetically from traditional farm buildings, so they are not only attractive but have the advantage of large windows, good sized doorways and roof lights to let natural light come flooding in.  Fitted with LED lighting and good heating systems (Bio Mass is now being rolled into the Estate too), help with the winters. But in the summer, doors can be flung open onto neatly landscaped surroundings with park and woodland views beyond.  In fact every season is a delight in the country, we are not sure which we like the best!

Most cities are now Superfast enabled and it is often a misconception that rural locations are left off the list, that businesses will struggle to work on antiquated connectivity.  This is just not the case, at Escrick Park we now have superfast to most of our sites.  For those areas not having this benefit, we are able to provide a wireless network through Quickline Communication to provide a good and reliable network and speeds to all our units.  For those larger businesses wishing to look at the leased line for maximum capacity, we have Razorblue who will be able to talk to you about options.

Visitors and meetings
All our business locations have a dedicated postcode, using Sat Nav or Google Maps means that everyone can find you simply.  The various business locations do give off a real wow factor and means you customers will be more than happy to journey out to see you.  If you need extra space for  meetings of presentations, we can offer the Little Theatre, a historic building fully modernised to provide wifi, presentation equipment, comfy seating and coffee and tea facilities.  We have an abundance of local catering companies, Food for Friends and The Thought of Food to name two within a mile

So, what do you have to compromise?

You may not have banking facilities, shops, restaurants, pubs or passing trade as you would have in a city location, but the benefit of working out of town cam outweigh all this.  We have 35 businesses already working at Escrick Park, some have been with us for over 15 years. We are delighted our customer retention is so good and do consider our commercial clients as part of the Escrick Park family.  We have only had to say goodbye to a handful of clients, and this is usually because they have expanded so well we just cannot offer them larger accommodation.

Next Steps

Why not arrange a visit. We are happy to give you a tour of the Estate at any time so you get a real feel for the Estate, as well as having a look at our available space at Whinchat. With responsive Landlord, flexible leases and easy terms, we can offer you a lease to suit your needs. Please do see our website for latest space available or contact Helen Pentith on

Share this blog:
Country Land & Business Association Winners of The Bledisloe Gold Medal
RICS Award for Building Conservation David Bellamy Gold National Training Award
Members of the BH&HPA Visit Britain 5 star Award for exceptional park National Landlords Association
Want to hear more from us?
Subscribe to our newsletter:

Please note that, by clicking subscribe, you are opting in to receive the Escrick Newsletter. We shall take all reasonable steps to ensure that we fully comply with the data protection laws and regulations. Please refer to privacy policy for more information on how we store, process and protect your information.

Get in touch with us...
Your details here:
Escrick Park Estate may use the information provided to contact me via:
I consent to allow Escrick Park Estate to collect and store the data from this enquiry