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In Business With Nature

The environment at Ransom Wood is one of the aspects that makes the park so unique and special so a big effort is made to enhance its beauty whilst at the same time maintaining the correct environmental balance. The site will stay as 70% green space and 30% development, which is an extremely high ratio in comparison to almost any office park.

In 2009, Ransomwood Estates received The Environment Award at the Chad Enterprise Awards in recognition of our efforts. In spring 2012, Ransom Wood was highly commended for its work on the environment by Mansfield 2020. In 2015 Ransom Wood switched on its solar farm making it what is though to be the first self sufficient business park in the UK when the sun shines.


Ransom Wood is a true haven for animal life thanks to its protected environment. The park provides a range of habitats for wildlife including lowland heath which is rare in this area and supports a number of uncommon plants and animals including bull finch and song thrush, all of which are in a state of rapid decline in the UK.

The variety of bird life is astounding (several breeds of Woodpecker, Long-tailed Tits, Owls and many more) and mammals such as Fallow Deer can be seen grazing from your window. The site is also used to return healed animals and birds to their natural environment, such as Tawny Owls, Kestrels and even a Buzzard.

The RSPB are regular visitors to Ransom Wood. They take part in bird watching as well as moth nights.


Ransom Wood is an oasis of floral life and was proud to have been recognized by ‘Mansfield in Bloom’ as a runner up.  The flora is particularly special in Ransom Wood in Spring and early summer when the wild flowers around the park are in their full beauty.A number of studies has shown that Ransom Wood supports a variety of noteworthy flora within its “Site of Importance to Nature Conservation” designation, including a mosaic of heathers, moss and herbs and extensive spreads of native trees such as Oak and Birch.

Woodland Management

Ransom Wood has an ongoing program for the planting of native trees and shrubs to the site and managing it in order to encourage the return of indigenous flora and fauna. Fallen wood is left on the ground to encourage rare beetles and other invertebrates.

In 2009, the biggest project to date took place to thin the woodland to each side of Ransom Wood’s main drive. At the same time, two woodland clearings were created and new trees planted in the form of Celtic Oak Circles. These clearings will in time become the focus for woodland walks around the site as well as places to sit in peace with nature.

Further to this, new habitat creation of acid grassland and the extension and improvement of heath land (a local endangered heather will be introduced through swathes) will bring more species into the park.

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Google Reviews

  • clair meade


    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer


    The old hospital, now a business centre, lots of parking, great surroundings

  • alison smith



  • joyce walsh


    Went for a course. Was easy to find and to park

  • James Oliver


    Went for a coffee.....great location

  • Sarah Dean


    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott


    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Sam H


    Lovely business park loads of free parking and plenty of 'hidden gem' businesses, including my favourite - Azure Aesthetics x

  • Neil Holmes


    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont


    This is such a beautiful setting for an office. Lovely & peaceful and the Ransomwood team are excellent! The maintenance team are always around if needed, great internet facilities and a fabulous café onsite too. I would highly recommend this place if you are looking for premises in the area.

  • Alan Benton


    Nice place for a business meeting

  • 1ndyskies


    I was on a speed awareness course at Ransom Hall, so not the ideal situation. The place however looked lovely. Very tranquil.

  • Ann Revill


    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts


    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon


    A well maintained business grounds with 100s of offices and a restaurant in the centre. Speed controlled and beautiful woodland surroundings, this place seems to be consistently upgrading.

  • Gareth Childs


    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts


    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon


    We rent an office here and it’s just such a lovely place to drive into everyday

  • Chris Kho


    Still love to walk around. I used to live in the big house at the top of the drive, it was Oak House then and I nursed at Ransom Hospital , Byron Ward which was on the left side of Ransom Hall car park. Oak House used to be Sisters accommodation. I think the main chef lived upstairs when I lived there and just me downstairs mostly. I loved it but had to keep my kitchen door closed because of the squirrels. Loved looking down the drive out of my bedroom and lounge windows, beautiful in Autumn and when it snowed, I worked at Ransom Hospital until it closed in 1987. Wonder why Oak House was later named Ash House? Lovely dining at Forever Green in the grounds whilst I reminisce.

  • Tony Lewis


    Absolutely spot on as regards setting up a virtual office. Really friendly and helpful reception staff, with onsite meeting rooms available if needed. Very pleased.

  • Matthew Sheppard



  • John Redfern


    Good food

  • David Draper


    Great place for taking pets a walk, lovely cafe with meeting rooms.

  • Pete Edwards


    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring


    Brilliant place, they have all sorts of businesses there. A cafe, hypnotherapy, hypnopuncture as well many others. Worth a drive up just to see what's there. Furthermore, it's in lovely surroundings.

  • Jo Harris


    Just go there and walk for miles! Beautiful views from strawberry hill too.

  • Philip Merry


    Go experience

  • victoria chandler


    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler


    Set in beautiful woodland.. a very relaxing place to work.

  • Bec Ward


    Very tranquil here, feel at real ease could get lost in my own thoughts

  • S Curran


    Lots of meeting rooms. Follow signes not sat nav to find entrence as its moved. Plenty of parking.

  • Andy long


    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West


    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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