Wheel Farm Business Park
Westfield, Hastings, East Sussex TN35 4SE

Who We Are

Wheel Farm Business Park provides quality rural workspace in both redundant former agricultural, and purpose built industrial buildings. These are designed to enhance the High Weald Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty (AONB) in which Westfield is situated. The business park is based in a former farm yard on the edge of the village of Westfield, near Battle and Hastings, East Sussex. Conversions started in 1986 with the first of two redundant poultry houses, followed by a concrete framed barn in 1989/90, and subsequent new build in 1991, 1994, 2000 and 2002.

There is a total of approximately 40,000 sq ft, of which 15,000 sq ft are conversions, in eight buildings with unit sizes varying from 900 sq ft to 7,000 sq ft. There are ten businesses on site; joinery and wood turning, metal work, aeroplane restoration, rope supplier and kitchen waste unit maker. There are about 60 people employed on the site, the vast majority of whom are local, a significant number coming from the village of Westfield itself.

Wheel Farm has three phase electricity, mains drainage and is broadband enabled. There is more than adequate parking together with plenty of space to unload vehicles and turn round easily. The business park adjoins farmland with extensive footpaths, ponds and tree planting so making for a very pleasant environment to work in. It is also close to the village with its shops.
Businesses tend to stay at Wheel Farm for a number of years - with the average length of time being about eight years. Since 1987 only six businesses have left (three retirements and two downsized and 1 bought out). Many businesses have expanded into bigger units on site rather than move away.

The Rother District Draft Planning Strategy to 2011, includes provision of a further % acre at Wheel Farm to " provide further local employment opportunities on a well-screened site, adjoining existing parking for recent Bl development and neatly contained by the stream and proposed footpath diversion ". This should give a further 11,000 sq ft of new space and be a logical rounding off of the site.