Build to Suit

Raynsway Properties is committed to designing and delivering a building that perfectly suits the needs of your business. The quality and range of existing buildings at Watermead Business Park stands testimony to this flexibility and the exceptional service that has delivered bespoke buildings for some of the most demanding occupiers in the UK. From inception to occupation and beyond, the needs of our customers drive everything we do.

Expertise in Office and Industrial development

The development team at Raynsway has over 20 years’ experience developing across the Midlands, delivering industrial, logistics and office schemes for regional, national and international clients.

A secure site

As well as an exceptional building, designed and built to your exacting specifications, as an occupier of Watermead Business Park you will enjoy the peace of mind that comes with 24/7 security on a managed site: a gatehouse controls access to the park’s private road network at all times. Well designed, well landscaped and well managed, Watermead Business Park provides the ideal environment for your bespoke build to suit.

Case Studies


Watermead Business Park is home to the East Midlands’ first PassivHaus building. Designed for construction company Interserve by Couch Perry and Wilkes, the building is almost operationally zero carbon.

Dr Stephen Bell, Couch Perry and Wilkes PassivHaus expert states, “using the established, internationally-recognised principles of PassivHaus will reduce energy costs in the 6,000 sq ft office development by about 90 per cent compared to traditionally-built properties.”

Gordon Kew of Interserve says “It is not often that you get the opportunity to design and build your own office and the positive response from my staff has been tremendous.”


The new Dunelm Head Office on Watermead Business park is twice the size of it’s predecessor in nearby Fosse Way.

The 55,000 sq ft building will give the Dunelm the space it needs to increase it’s current head office workforce.

Chief executive Will Adderley said: “The new site provides spacious new facilities for the business and all Dunelm Group head office staff and provides onsite car parking. Remaining in the Syston area was an important aspect in our choice of a site for the head office as it has proved to be a successful location for the business.”


Lafarge Tarmac, the world leader in building materials, moved to its build to suit; a bespoke, high specification building, located just off the A607, in 2003 as part of an amalgamation of four regional offices into one central location.

Since then the building has served as the focal centre for Lafarge Tarmac UK’s operations in aggregates, concrete and asphalt, its customer services and its ‘shared services’.

Andi Hodgson, former Head of Communications at Lafarge, commented, “The move to this purpose-built, state of the art building has been a huge success and played a major part in the company’s history, allowing it to centralise sales, distribution and business support functions in one, highly accessible and sustainable location.”

Andi continued: “This is very much a ‘business critical’ building, vital for the day to day running of the entire company. With 440 employees on site and up to 120 visitors in any one day it’s a very busy place but the layout is perfect, accommodating everyone and allowing for a smooth running of the business.”

In 2015, CRH bought all assets of Lafarge Tarmac (with the exception of a handful of cement plants) and Holcim as part of their global merger; and Lafarge Tarmac’s sale to CRH will now be known as Tarmac.