A BUSINESS park in Weedon Bec with over 200 years of history is now becoming home to dozens of forward-looking local businesses - not just because of its strategic location close to the A5, A45 and M1, but also because of the inspirational working environment and the affordable, flexible terms available.
The Depot has served as a strategic location of national as well as regional significance since the early 19th century - only now it's been converted into an exceptional collection of period offices, workshops and stores rather than the military stores and barracks it first housed.
And there are few places more inspiring to run a business: how many work environments are Grade II listed, and boast idyllic views onto their very own canal, rich in wildlife - including resident ducks and swans?
Building 17 is the most recent to be refurbished, with some 18,000 square feet over three floors being converted into quirky workspace - including 6,000 square feet of co-working space for small enterprises.
Michael Chittenden is the man behind the rebirth of one of the county's most historic sites, and his vision has been to create a thriving business community in the heart of England.
"Over the last few years we've steadily been refurbishing more of our heritage buildings at The Depot, and - by offering excellent value space on flexible terms in a creative and inspiring setting - a fantastic community of tenants from across all business sectors have joined us," he said.
"Many are now taking advantage of the synergies of operating amongst such an eclectic mix of businesses by collaborating and trading with each other.
"We recognise that the space needs of businesses change, and we help accommodate that by moving tenants to different units as their requirements evolve."