Be part of the new working community at High Wycombe’s DesBox

DesBox will be home to a new working community for arts and crafts businesses, creative design companies and small to medium sized retail and service sector enterprises.

The distinctive new local landmark will open for business in June. Created out of more than a hundred short shipping containers, DesBox will be home to a new working community for arts and crafts businesses, creative design companies and small to medium sized retail and service sector enterprises. It’s one step towards replacing workshops and offices that have been lost as the town’s older factories have been redeveloped and offices have been converted to residential.

There are 44 units in all, with a communal meeting room (The Box) with a roof terrace, a café, and an events courtyard. For two weeks in June, The Box will be a free pop-up exhibition space for five artists exhibiting for Bucks Art Weeks (June 8th – 23rd).  

Easy in/easy out terms provided

DesBox units are being aimed at small and start-up micro businesses who are looking for easy in/easy out terms at reasonable rents.

The formula is proving popular – so far about half of the 44 units are already reserved. It’s shaping up well as a new business hub in the town – a new space which will be home to a great mix of creative businesses. Together they will form a great new distinctive working community in the town.

There will be new street layouts and lighting which are set to change how the area looks and feels, with new street parking and a new surface car park adjacent. The surrounding buildings are set for a transformation too. Local artist Dan Wilson – who produced the stunning mural artwork on the Brunel Shed next to Wycombe’s railway station – will create a ‘Painted Quarter’ using murals and colourful external decoration to liven up what was previously a drab part of town. This will include refurbishment of Capital House, which fronts the new ‘Alternative Route’ through the town (Westbourne Street), as the last piece of the jigsaw.

Disabled access at DesBox

  • There is level access to all units, and within them
  • There is level access to all storeys, and the external courtyard
  • The door opening widths are to wheelchair standard
  • There are power-operated external gates
  • There are wheelchair-standard toilets on all levels

Want to know more about availability and prices?

For more information about workspace availability and prices, contact James Garvey at Chandler Garvey. Email jg@chandlergarvey.com or call 07827 908926.

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