Churchill Tree Alderley Park
The Churchill Tree was designed by Bridge Architects and Avison Young was the planning consultant

Pub signs 6,000 sq ft letting at Alderley Park

Sarah Townsend

Developer Bruntwood SciTech has let space at the grade two-listed Tenant’s Hall, previously a conference centre at the science and technology park near Nether Alderley, to village pub operator the Cheshire Pub Co.

Among the gastropubs in Cheshire Pub Co’s portfolio are The Ship Inn in Styal and The Frozen Mop in Mobberley. Following the lease agreement at Alderley Park, the company is expected to open its new pub and restaurant, The Churchill Tree, in the coming weeks.

The 6,000 sq ft deal represents a step forward in the provision of retail and leisure amenities at Alderley Park, according to Bruntwood SciTech, a joint venture between the Manchester-based developer and fund manager Legal & General.

Kath Mackay, managing director of Bruntwood SciTech – Alderley Park, said: “Alderley Park is a fantastic place to live and work and we’re thrilled the Cheshire Pub Co has chosen the park as the location for its next pub and restaurant.

“More than 200 life science and technology businesses are based at [the park] and The Churchill Tree will provide a great amenity for all those who live, work and visit.”

The Tenants’ Hall was built at Alderley Park House in 1901. It is one of two parts of the house that remain, after a fire destroyed parts of the historic building in 1931.

The 2015 masterplan for the Alderley Park campus includes provision for a restaurant on site, and detailed plans to redevelop the Tenant’s Hall into a pub were approved by Cheshire East Council last year.

The Churchill Tree pub, designed by Bridge Architects with Avison Young as planning consultant, will be surrounded by Alderley Park’s walking, running and cycling routes.

A spokesperson for the Cheshire Pub Co said: “The setting at Alderley Park is beautiful and we feel very fortunate to be a part of the community.

“We look forward to providing a safe and happy place for local residents and businesses during these unusual times, and we can’t wait to open our doors and get to know our customers.”

 

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Wonderful to work in. Business parks are the future.

By Floyd

As a milennial, I will never accept a job at a company based outside the city centre. Why would I spend £3k extra a year on owning a car when I could instead spend that money on fun things like going on holiday and having fun with my life?

By Anonymous

No wonder people say millennials are fools

By Dan

Nobody wants to work on a dreary business park populated by dreary people, stuck in the middle of nowhere with no decent amenities or public transport.

By Anon

Dan – well then I’m a happy fool. And one with £3k more disposable income than a car owner.

By Anonymous

Apart from most of the 1.5m unemployed people.

By Anon

Different strokes for different folks.
As an alternative opinion from a 30 year old millennial who commutes via car to a business park several days a week, I’d say certain industries (engineering and construction for example) will always require a business park based HQ and there will always be a need to travel to it on occasion. I also quiet enjoy my colleagues company and as good as online meeting tools are, it’s still far easier to thrash out details in person in certain circumstances.

By Also a millenial

Anon speaks the truth, business parks are dire places – devoid of any soul, so much space wasted on car parking.

By Aaron

I hate business parks. One way on and one way off, adding traffic queues which adds another 2 hours to your work day.

By Anonymous

Millenials will absolutely love business parks when they get older. That commute will be the only time to yourself between kids, family and the stress of work.
Longer commute= more self time.

By Old Man

@Old Man – millennials aren’t having kids either.

By Anonymous

Slightly sweeping generalisation anonymous, I’m the proud owner of one.
There’s big disparity between some millennials you see jumping up and down in the media and the majority of us who don’t make a fuss and just want to get on.

By Also a millenial

Also a millennial here.
Would much prefer a packed tram, bus, walk or cycle than driving to work. Walking or cycling wakes you up, and you can get some good reading done on the tram or the bus.

By Aaron

@Old man, the world is changing, you don’t have to live miles away from a city/town centre to have kids and you also don’t have to drive to have time to yourself – try walking or cycling. I would never choose to work in an out of town business park and I’m not even a millennial.

By Anonymous

For those who haven’t visited or researched, Alderley Park is much more than just a business park…

By Anonymous