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COVID-19 will drive the rural working renaissance

by LLB Editor
19th Aug 20 11:20 am

From homes to office accommodation, rural settings have well and truly come into their own this year. While plentiful fresh air and space have always held a certain appeal, the new need to socially distance due to COVID-19 is driving a significant rural renaissance.

As Prime Minister Boris Johnson encourages people back to work, Burrough Court in the Leicestershire countryside is one business hub that’s already feeling the impact of 2020’s trend for all things rural.

Fred Wilson, Director, Burrough Court, said: “We’ve seen a notable uptick in interest in rural business premises since the pandemic began. With remote working suddenly becoming so much more mainstream, there are plenty of companies that are now happy with their workers to be based at home or within regional hubs. Presenteeism in the city is rapidly losing its appeal.”

Set in 22 acres of woodland near Melton Mowbray, Burrough Court epitomises the kind of rural office accommodation that many are now seeking. The site is easily accessible by car, offers a COVID-secure environment and comes complete with a variety of walking routes around the farm, enabling socially distanced exercise to be incorporated into the working day. There is also a gym for keeping fit, along with The Studio, for Yoga, Meditation and Pilates classes and an on-site coffee shop for those all-important caffeine fixes.

Burrough Court has seen a notable rise in the number of clients returning to work on-site in recent weeks, with many companies arranging rotas and setting working days for different staff members to aid social distancing.
85% of the offices and 92% of the warehouses at Burrough Court are now occupied, with tenants hailing from a diverse range of sectors and industries, including training, property, charitable, creative technology, sports and many more. Tenants have remarked on how safe and well-managed the site is in the face of the challenges posed by COVID-19.


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