Modern Offices at Victorian Watering Hole to Let
Posted on 5th May 2017
An opportunity to lease modern offices in a Victorian setting has come to the commercial rental market.
A former mid-19th Century porter’s lodge has been sensitively restored back to its former glory with the original Victorian design and structure re-instated to provide a bright, contemporary office space.
The Wap Building, adjacent to the former Whittle Springs, Dark Lane, Whittle le Woods, sits on the banks of the Leeds-Liverpool canal. The Wap was once a busy watering hold for canal users and visitors to the local natural springs, first discovered in 1845 and which were well known for their restorative benefits. As waterway traffic and visitors to the spring declined, the property fell into disrepair.
In 2009, developer Julian Peck saw the charm and potential of this signficant, yet derelict property and commissioned a painstaking restoration project with local specialists Primrose Holdings. The 950 sq ft property is now an attractive open plan space for up to 10 workstations and includes features such as an open fire with external log bin/store, kitchen, WC and shower facilities, double glazing, central heating, CCTV, data and electric sockets, an intruder alarm and off street parking for up to 6 cars, all in fully landscaped, extensive grounds.