MAN­SION ON THE MAR­KET FOR £15M

Head­quar­ters of Chris­tian char­ity ‘has global ap­peal’

Buckinghamshire Advertiser - - FRONT PAGE - by Tom Her­bert tom.her­bert@trin­i­tymir­ror.com Twit­ter: @TRHer­bert

DO YOU have a spare £15 mil­lion? If you do then it is your lucky day, as Bul­strode Park in Ger­rards Cross is on sale for £15 mil­lion.

The Grade II listed man­sion, which is the head­quar­ters of Chris­tian char­ity WEC In­ter­na­tional, has been put on the mar­ket at its guide price by real es­tate ser­vices provider Sav­ills.

WEC In­ter­na­tional was founded by the English cricketer Charles T Studd, who played in the orig­i­nal Ashes test.

The char­ity has owned and oc­cu­pied the 106,000 square foot Vic­to­rian man­sion for al­most 50 years and it is cur­rently used as their UK head­quar­ters and a train­ing base for fu­ture mis­sion­ar­ies.

The site is steeped in his­tory and was orig­i­nally home to the 1st Baron Jef­freys of Wem, widely known as Hang­ing Judge Jef­freys who was no­to­ri­ous for sen­tenc­ing con­victed peo­ple to death by hang­ing.

Sav­ills stated a num­ber of mod­ern ex­ten­sions have en­hanced the feel of the build­ing, and added that there is po­ten­tial for a va­ri­ety of fu­ture uses, in­clud­ing res­i­den­tial and as­sisted liv­ing or as an in­ter­na­tional board­ing school, head­quar­ters or train­ing cen­tre.

Sat deep in the green belt, Bul­strode Park is also close to Bea­cons­field and Heathrow Air­port.

Gary Witham, ho­tels di­rec­tor at Sav­ills, said: “We ex­pect this sig­nif­i­cant his­toric prop­erty to have global ap­peal based on the ver­sa­til­ity of its po­ten­tial uses and its ex­cep­tion­ally well-con­nected lo­ca­tion.”

John Bagg, UK di­rec­tor of WEC In­ter­na­tional, said: “Re­al­is­ing the value of our head­quar­ters in Bul­strode Park is an ex­cit­ing step for­ward for the char­ity as we con­tinue to ex­pand our work on a global scale.

“To ful­fil our ob­jec­tives, we are re­order­ing, re­dis­tribut­ing our re­sources and de­cen­tral­is­ing to form clus­ters of work­ers in key geo­graphic ar­eas, es­pe­cially in ur­ban lo­ca­tions. The sale of Bul­strode is a key el­e­ment in this.”

What would you like to see Bul­strode Park used as? Email us at buck­snews@ trin­i­tysouth.co.uk.

For sale: Bul­strode Park

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