Property group gets to work on HQ expansion

The Wigley Group has begun work on a £1.5m expansion of its headquarters in Warwickshire.

A two-storey extension is being added to Stockton House, in Southam – a former country house which has been home to The Wigley Group since conversion to offices in 2019.

Plans will create new office space for up to 15 people, a conferencing and community facility for up to 120 people, as well as a new café for staff and visitors.

The scheme will also create an additional 30 car park spaces, increasing total capacity to 64.

Work is expected to be complete by the end of 2022.

James Davies, chief executive at Wigley, said: “When we purchased Stockton House in 2017, it was always our intention to restore the historic building to its former glory.

“Our initial conversion from residential to offices did just that, restoring the historic building to modern office standards whilst retaining its unique design and architecture.

“Thanks to our continued growth, we are now in a position to complete the final piece of the puzzle of Stockton House’s transformation.

“This will allow us to create office space, a conference facility, and open up the building for business meetings and community events, right in the heart of Stockton.”

The extension, which will be on the northern side towards Napton Road, will create an extra 3,000 sq ft of space.