The Wigley Group’s impressive new headquarters in Warwickshire have been officially opened, laying the foundations for the company’s expansion over the next five decades.
The former country house in Stockton, Southam, has been extensively refurbished to become the operational base for the company founded just ten miles away in Barby, near Rugby, in 1964.
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 firm, which 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.
It has invested heavily to return 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.
Robert Wigley, chairman of The Wigley Group, said: “We have spent the last two years transforming the house into headquarters which will serve us well for the next 50 years and beyond.
“It is a fantastic property in a wonderful location and its size and scope has enabled us to bring all of our team and facilities under one roof for the first time, and provide room for further growth.
“We are all delighted to be working out of here together and with our proud association with the Parachute Regiment and Support Our Paras, were honoured to welcome Lt Col Liam Cradden to officially open Stockton House.”