Creation of Equine Assisted Activity Centre

Estate Background

The Harpur Crewe Estate is a 950-acre rural estate situated in Derbyshire and North Staffordshire.  It comprises 3 farms, 71 cottages, 1 equestrian facility, 2 office units and 2 holiday cottages. 

The Harpur Crewe LLC as estate owners, are a joint landowner and stakeholder in two major development schemes to the south of Derby, called Infinity Park and Infinity Garden Village.

Infinity Park which is a 100-acre commercial and technology park. 

Infinity Garden Village which is a major 1,850 home residential and commercial development which will contain a new primary school, community hall, shops, health services, a pub, drive-through restaurant and a petrol station.

Our Services

In our role as managing agents, we provided all aspects of property management across this diverse agricultural and residential portfolio.

This role included dealing with landlord and tenant matters, lettings, compliance, maintenance and repairs, project management of property refurbishment and renovations, operation of holiday cottages, accounting services.  

We also advise and act on behalf of the Harpur Crewe LLC on all strategic planning and development matters across their portfolio.

The Project

Acting on behalf of the Harpur Crewe LLC to create an equestrian facility with a commercial element on a former 8-acre small holding. The 8-acres of permanent pasture with portal framed barn and former brick cattle shed, was formerly let on a Agricultural Holdings Act 1986 tenancy.  

As part of the project management, Mather Jamie instructed an architect to draw up plans to apply for conversion of a brick cattle shed to an office unit and a portal framed barn to an equestrian facility. 

Once planning permission was granted, tenders were obtained from local contractors and Mather Jamie project managed the entirety of the works and monitored cashflow throughout the project. 

Project Outcome

Mather Jamie prepared letting particulars for the office and equestrian unit and let the combined buildings and land on a 10-year lease to Spirit & Soul EAAC, who provide equine assisted therapeutic services including therapy, coaching, NLP and interactive learning opportunities with horses. 

Continued Services

We continue to oversee the management of the whole site for the Harpur Crewe LLC, liaising with the occupiers and dealing with rent collection, landlord and tenant matters and repairs and maintenance. 

Project Background
Harpur Crewe LLC
Rural Land and Property Management
Rural Estates Management
Agent Contact:
Amy Biddell
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