Rugby is the fastest growing authority in the West Midlands and is well known as the birthplace of Rugby football.

Located in the heart of the midlands ‘Golden Triangle’, Rugby has convenient and fast rail links to both London and Birmingham and is also ideally located at the heart of UK’s motorway network.

Rugby had the highest percentage of business units used for transport and storage in the UK in 2021 (17%).

Rugby Borough Council is working on a 15 year regeneration project(2022 – 2035) worth a GDV of £300m+ investing in sectors such as new office, retail, leisure, residential and mixed-use town centre developments. As a part of this regeneration project, Stonebridge has showcased its Adaptive Reuse process giving a new lease of life to the iconic Woolworth’s department store by sustainably converting it into a mixed-use redevelopment.

Woolworths store, the one-time high street giant, opened on site in 1922. The store was one that spent the longest time without a refurb, as after 1962 there wasn’t another refurb until 2006!

Where possible, original features were retained and restored with the help of the local workforce. New supplies were sourced locally and old materials that were no longer able to be used, were donated to local companies in a bid to reduce waste and support small enterprises.