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Cedar House Launches New High Profile Phase at Swan Valley

21st October 2009

Businesses from across the county gathered at Northampton Saints RFU for a special event to mark the launch of a new office development in the town.

Former Northampton Saints, England and Lions lock forward Martin Bayfield was compère at the launch of Heron House, phase two of developer Cedar House Investments’ hugely successful Swan Valley Office Village in Northampton.

The event was hosted in association with Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited (NEL), West Northamptonshire Development Corporation (WNDC) and Northamptonshire County Council.

The development of Heron House has been brought forward following an investment of £575,000 from the three organisations through the innovative Fit For Market scheme, which forms part of a long term plan to promote, invest, develop and grow Northamptonshire as the location of choice to live, learn, visit and invest.

Guests were treated to a buffet lunch, followed by presentations from Cedar House Investments’ managing director, Chris Carlisle and guest speakers from NEL, WNDC and Northamptonshire County Council. Martin Bayfield was also on hand to entertain guests with stories from his time at Northampton Saints.
 
Flexible office space will be available within Heron House with suites from 5,000 – 22,200 sq ft. Swan Valley Office Village is a 210 acre development, strategically located off junction 15a of the M1. Since it was launched in 2007, the scheme has attracted a number of high profile businesses including Bloor Homes and Kelch UK.

Commenting on the launch event, Chris Carlisle, managing director at Cedar House Investments said:

“I am delighted to be celebrating the official launch of Heron House, which forms phase two of the successful Swan Valley Office Village.

“Swan Valley occupies an excellent location, just off junction 15a of the M1 and provides easy access to all major road links, which makes it the ideal base for any business.” added Chris.

Peter Mawson, Chief Executive, West Northamptonshire Development Corporation, added:

“Northampton is part of the UK’s largest growth area, making it an excellent business location. Heron House will be a high quality development in a well connected setting. WNDC’s investment in the Swan Valley scheme is an excellent example of our wider plans to ensure new homes are supported by new jobs across Northampton, Daventry and Towcester.”

Cllr Heather Smith, County Council Cabinet Member for Environment, Growth and Transport said:

“I’m delighted that the County Council has been able to play a role in making this development become a reality.

“Heron House will help the county become a much more attractive place in which to live, work and invest and, in these tough economic times, give Northamptonshire an advantage over other locations in the country.”

David Wright, Chief Executive, Northamptonshire Enterprise Limited commented:

“We are delighted to have worked with Cedar House Investments on the project. Heron House will significantly add to the county’s ability to attract new business investment and will generate hundreds of new high skilled jobs for the county. This has been the rationale for our ongoing commitment to this project, as part of efforts to ensure that Northamptonshire is the best place in England to grow.”

Joint agents for the Swan Valley Office Village are Lambert Smith Hampton (01604 662550), North Rae Sanders (024 7663 6888) and Underwoods (01604 404060).

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