WHARTON TREE & ECOLOGY OFFICES

Following our recent team expansion, we moved to a more formal serviced office at Minerva Mill in the historic market town of Alcester. The Wharton Tree and Ecology offices provide many new benefits in terms of connectivity with clients, vibrant atmosphere and, more importantly, space for the our continued development.

With access to an adjoining meeting room and the availability of a large meeting/training room at the front of the building, our offices are able to accommodate meetings or events seating up to 25 people.

CENTRAL LOCATION

Just a few minutes’ walk from the centre of Alcester, the beautifully converted Grade II listed cotton mill is located in the heart of a strong business community with access to all the services offered by a market town.

The location provides easy access to main road networks and national motorway links, and is only 20 miles from Birmingham International Airport. Heathrow and other London airports are also within easy travelling distance.

MINERVA MILL, THE HISTORY

Minerva Mill, was formally known as Minerva Works and was primarily built as a needle mill.  Perhaps the largest industrial building in Alcester has not made needles since 1912.

In 1912 the building was bought by Terry’s Springs Limited, and at one time substitutes for corset bones were made here from woven spring wire and part of the building was let to a manufacturer of golf balls.  It is believed that in 1968 the building passed to Dennison Equipment Company, who produced such things as ironing boards and house ware products.

Prior to the purchase by its current owners, Impetus Limited, in 1998, the site was occupied by Wagon Automotive (formally Bayliss Ltd) who manufactured automotive parts. Bayliss Ltd added a modern 20,000 sq.ft. industrial unit to the site during the “80s”.

This building has now been divided into small units providing workshop and office space. Minerva Mill has been recognised as being of particular historical importance.  Cllr. Susan Juned led the campaign to get the building protected by the Grade II listing now in force.

More recently Minerva Mill was awarded an architectural award by The 9th Marquess of Hertford on behalf of the Alcester Civic society, this award was in recognition of outstanding innovation of new ideas yet keeping the character of the building unimpaired.

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Our experienced team will guide you through the process from estimate to planning approval.