Former lace factory in Nottingham gets new lease of life as serviced offices
A 19th century former factory in Nottingham is being restored to a new life as serviced offices, at the hands of husband and wife partnership Ashwan and Petra Chander.
Once owned by businessman Sir James Oldknow, the building ΓÇô once used for the production of lace ΓÇô has already been partly restored and is currently in use as both serviced office and studio space.
Owner Petra, a keen artist, has dedicated much of her time to restoring and researching the history of the property. Commenting on the property, she says:
“Bit by bit during renovation work we find gorgeous old features we try to preserve. I love this old building, and we want to kiss the ‘sleeping beauty’ awake to its former presence.”
Commenting on her first glimpse of the building, she says:
“I saw the factory for the first time 18 years ago, sitting gracefully on one of Nottingham’s hills, dominating its surrounding, on one of my early visits to England. Later I found out that the factory belonged to a friend of a friend. Well, that’s life for you, as this friend of a friend is today my husband.”
Today, the former factory provides contemporary furnished offices and communal areas, with a number of modern benefits including meeting rooms, modern telecom systems with broadband access and Wi-Fi, on site car parking and more. Virtual offices are also available for businesses that do not require a physical presence in the building.
Find out more about the transformation of this property here: History comes full circle at former lace factory in Nottingham.