Artist's impression of the Home Farm Hub.
Artist's impression of the Home Farm Hub on Aldenham Estate.
Austen Shakespeare

New 150 acre workspace granted planning permission in London outskirt

Hertsmere Borough Council has granted planning permission for the development of a workspace in 150 acres of historic parkland on the Aldenham Estate in Elstree.

The scheme, designed by Thomas Croft Architects, will see original Victorian structures restored, with low-quality post-war barns demolished and replaced with architectural timber structures using Estate and Hertfordshire wood.

The Hub will be a thriving place to meet and work, with over 15,000 square feet of high quality workspace and amenities and a variety of outdoor spaces. Residents will be able to choose from a range of accommodation, from multiple larger suites for anchor tenants to single desks for members and meeting rooms for visiting teams.

Humphrey Gibbs, who manages the Estate with his sister Jessica, commented: “We are delighted that Hertsmere have approved this exciting project, and we can’t wait to restore and repurpose the farm for the benefit of the local business community and future generations.

“Home Farm was originally built as a “model farm” to showcase innovative farming practices, so it feels quite apt that it should now be used by ambitious local businesses.

“This regeneration and landscaping work will preserve the ecological integrity of the farm and help it to thrive for years to come, and we hope to be able to attract residents with a similar passion for the great outdoors.”

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