Grangeside
  • Tranquility in the heart of Wiltshire

About Grangeside

Grangeside Business Centre is a unique working environment, the premises have been renovated and redesigned to provide convenience and flexibility. Catering for new or small businesses or larger organisations requiring satellite offices within prestigious surroundings.

The premises include 14 secure high quality offices available fully furnished. Each office is centrally heated and fully furnished with state of the art technical services including telecom system, voice mail, call diversion and fibre optic high speed internet with Wi-Fi and Cat 5 structured network cabling.

Other benefits include all inclusive rates, weekly cleaning and well presented ground floor meeting rooms available for hire. Each tenant would also have use of reception, (instant savings on receptionist) comfortable shared rest areas with fitted kitchen, lounge and toilet facilities.

All offices are fitted with high standard security. Comprising of intruder alarm system, individual digital door locks, secure main entrance and reception area and the business centre enjoys 24/7 on site security.

History

Grangeside and the main house “Hilperton Grange” were built as one residence with staff quarters, offices and coach house in 1859 by Lord Long of Wraxall.

He built the property for his land agent John Jones Bush. Lord Long owned the property from 1857 to 1869 but had his residence at the Rood Ashton Estate at West Ashton. Following Lord Long’s death in 1869 ownership of the Grange was transferred to Lord Long’s heir, his second son, Richard Penruddocke Long.

Richard married Charlotte Anna on 4th October 1853. They had ten children, of which the two youngest were born in France. The oldest son Walter Hume Long (1854 –1924) became the new owner of Hilperton Grange upon Richard’s death in 1875.

Walter became a cabinet minister and was later raised to the peerage as Viscount Long in 1921. He had previously served as Member of Parliament, as President of the Board of Agriculture, President of the Local Government Board, Secretary of State for the Colonies and First Lord of the Admiralty. John Jones Bush was kept on as the land agent and stayed at the Grange to manage the estate.

In 1931 the property was sold to a widow Mrs Leventon. During the Second World War she took in a family of evacuees, the Grays. When Mrs Leventon died in 1956, the estate was put up for auction. The house failed to reach its reserve because of all the outbuildings and was subsequently sold to a young naval officer and his bride, the Pages.

When the then Captain Page retired from the Navy he decided to start a family business, Action Information Management, together with his son in 1984 using Grangeside as offices. A nephew and son in law joined in 1987 and the business expanded. It thrived with the production and marketing of Geographic Information and Satellite Navigation Systems and employed at one stage close to one hundred staff. 21 years later the company was sold and moved to Staverton in 2006 were it still exists as part of the Trapeze group. Grangeside was renovated to high standards by the son in law and Grangeside Business Support Centre was born in 2008.

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