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Going Greener at Ransom Wood


We pride ourselves on protecting and enhancing the environment of Ransom Wood to the benefit of businesses, restaurant customers and walkers. Here we take an overall look at the work that Ransom Wood have been doing for the environment.

Set in over 70 hectares of natural woodland, Ransom Wood Park offers an enviable working environment, and as a family business with a long involvement in countryside conservation, Ransomwood Estates intends to keep this environment in the peak of health.  To help manage both the natural environment we work in and also the effects of our presence in the leafy setting it provides, we instigated an environmental management system in 2008 which helps monitor and control the impacts we have on the surrounding environment.

Some of these impacts are easy to spot:   the site is generally litter free, and is carefully maintained in its authentic natural state rather than having a proliferation of non-native flower beds and huge areas laid to lawn.

When the site was acquired, much of it had been set as coniferous plantation, and this is now being put back to the native woodland stock, with a continuous planting programme of ancient woodland species such as oak, ash and rowan replacing the various ageing spruces and pines and some of the dying ornamental silver birches.  Woodland management partnerships with local trusts ensure arboreal work is carried out professionally in accordance with our master plan.

Other aspects of our environmental efforts are not as noticeable to the casual observer.

Energy saving strategies are under constant review to reduce the park’s carbon footprint.  Waste is also targeted, and new initiatives will see the overall park waste output drop even lower over the next few years.

Our offices are a combination of older buildings and new modern work-spaces.  The existing buildings are being gradually upgraded to improve their environmental performance credentials, while new buildings incorporate the latest building designs and technologies and achieve excellent efficiency ratings from the outset.

And at a time when green space is continually under threat from over enthusiastic development, our “prime directive” pledges to limit the development of the park to no more than 30% of the available space, keeping it forever green for our employees, clients and visitors to enjoy.   We are also heavily committed to prevent external developments from encroaching on our natural asset.

One of our management objectives is to increase the park users’ awareness and involvement in the environment at Ransom Wood, and our revised Parklife newsletter is the first of our initiatives to spread our message to a wider audience.

Over the next few issues we shall share some of our successes and maybe inspire you to join us on this journey to keep Ransom Wood “in business with nature”.

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Google Reviews


  • clair meade

    19/12/2023

    Brilliant place. Nature. Trees. Bliss.

  • Dirk R De Boer

    26/10/2023

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

  • alison smith

    11/10/2023

    Lovely

  • joyce walsh

    17/06/2023

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

  • James Oliver

    27/05/2023

    Went for a coffee.....great location

  • Sarah Dean

    16/05/2023

    Beautiful peaceful location. A hidden gem!

  • Derek Scott

    08/05/2023

    Very busy. All types of business are there

  • Sam H

    28/04/2023

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

  • Neil Holmes

    31/01/2023

    A great venue

  • Sarah Beaumont

    15/12/2022

    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

    28/11/2022

    Nice place for a business meeting

  • 1ndyskies

    15/09/2022

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

  • Ann Revill

    09/08/2022

    Lovely animals to watch and birds

  • Melvin Crofts

    30/05/2022

    Lovely place

  • Paul Gillon

    13/12/2021

    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

    03/09/2021

    Great park to host a business

  • Dave Watts

    17/08/2021

    Love this place

  • Maxine Dillon

    15/07/2021

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

  • Chris Kho

    22/06/2021

    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

    20/05/2021

    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

    07/03/2021

    Beautiful

  • John Redfern

    20/07/2020

    Good food

  • David Draper

    25/02/2020

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

  • Pete Edwards

    08/02/2020

    A great place

  • Daryl Statham-waring

    20/11/2019

    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

    13/10/2019

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

  • Philip Merry

    04/08/2018

    Go experience

  • victoria chandler

    28/06/2018

    Great place,hidden away

  • T Butler

    24/05/2018

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

  • Bec Ward

    12/03/2018

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

  • S Curran

    17/01/2018

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

  • Andy long

    03/12/2017

    Nice business offices and restaurant

  • Robert West

    05/02/2017

    Love it. Great setting, and reasonable rents.

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