Developer opens new Warwickshire headquarters

Lt Col Liam Cradden MBE with, left, Wigley Group chairman, Robert Wigley and managing director, James Davies

Warwickshire-based developers and property owners The Wigley Group have extensively refurbished a former country house in Stockton, Southam to become its operational base.

Stockton House is just ten miles away from where the company was founded in Barby, near Rugby, in 1964.

The group said the new headquarters, which has undergone a two-year transformation, forms part of the company’s expansion over the next five decades.

Robert Wigley, chairman of The Wigley Group, said: “The Wigley Group has significantly evolved from its beginnings as a construction plant hire and road building contractor to its present incarnation as a leading property, development and construction company in the Midlands.

“The group has doubled in size over the last three years, bought the substantial period property situated within five acres off Rugby Road to accommodate future growth.”

The company has returned the house to its former glory, retaining as many features as possible whilst transforming it into office space for the 21st century, and keeping the original name of Stockton House.

The main house comprises offices on the first floor and a range of meeting rooms on the ground floor. An adjoining stable block has been converted into offices for The Wigley Group’s construction arm, Wigley Building and Development.

The grounds have been landscaped, with new car parking and access improvements.

Lt Col Liam Cradden MBE, from the Parachute Regiment, and a trustee of the Parachute Regiment charity Support Our Paras, was invited to officially open the headquarters on the eve of The Wigley Group’s golf day and gala dinner.

The annual event has raised close to £100,000 for Support Our Paras over the last six years.

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