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Free Parking…..but not for all!

One real bonus we have here at Ransom Wood is free parking for all in abundance.  You’re not so lucky if you work in Nottingham as on 1st April this year the Workplace Parking Levy came into force.  This meant that companies with 11 or more parking spaces for employees would have to pay Nottingham City Council £288 a year per space under the scheme.  The levy was opposed by many businesses who claim it is an unnecessary expense during tough economic times.

Many employers have decided to pass on some or all of the charge to their staff while some have reduced their numbers of car parking spaces.

The council plans to ring fence the funds raised from the scheme for local transport improvements including an extension to the tram network.  Its also expected to ease congestion in the City whilst also promoting and encouraging the use of more sustainable, environmentally friendly forms of transport.

There are exemptions and discounts for some NHS premises and emergency services and also if spaces are for fleet vehicles or disabled drivers.

Over the next three years the figure of £288 is expected to increase to £334, £364 and £381.

At our own offices at Ash House we have 15 spaces which would amount to a cost of £4320 for the first year alone.  All extra cost for the company to either bear the brunt of or take the decision to pass on to its employees at a time when budgets are already extremely stretched.

Officials now admit that the levy will not raise as much money as expected in its first year with £8 million the expected figure rather than £10 million. Employers have licensed 45,500 spaces at more than 3,000 premises around the city.  Of these, the council said 28,000 will be fully chargeable, which is thousands down on the figure for previous estimates, with the remainder qualifying for a discount.

If you are considering relocating your business Ransom Wood is only a 30 minute drive from Nottingham and is ideally placed for accessing all the major road networks.  And, just to remind you again, we have FREE parking!

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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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