Corsham’s Hartham Park has been sold on behalf of Joint Administrators, Ben Wiles and Phil Dakin of Kroll Advisory Limited.
The Grade II Listed former country house estate set in 20 hectares is currently used as serviced office accommodation, which the new owner, the Lucent group, intends to continue to provide.
The property was designed by architect James Wyatt and built between 1790 and 1795, being used as a family home for many decades, and famously hosting Sir Winston Churchill on several occasions.
Today Hartham Park includes 67,763 square feet of accommodation in total across various buildings including the impressive Grade II listed mansion house, coach house and stables and modern office/reception building. The property offers serviced office accommodation in up to 70 individual office units, with seven meeting rooms with a café and facilities.
A spokesperson from the Lucent group said, “We are thrilled to be the next custodians of this great house and beautiful grounds with such a prestigious history by investing in securing its future and in so doing protecting jobs and businesses. We intend to make significant further investment in the estate and elevate Hartham Park to a leading regional hub for South-West business.”
Ed Bellfield, Regional Director at Christie & Co who handled the sale, said, “We are delighted to complete the sale of Hartham Park as it is rare that a property of this magnitude comes to the open market. Hartham Park is a landmark property which unsurprisingly attracted considerable buyer interest when launched to the market, generating bids from both domestic and international property investors. The sale of the house presents the start of a new chapter in Hartham Park’s history.”