Businesswoman buys former Brethertons office in Rugby town centre

Gillian Larner.
Gillian Larner.

One of the most prestigious buildings in Rugby has been bought by a local businesswoman, who will be leasing offices there to companies who want a prime town centre location.

The former Brethertons Solicitors building, which includes The Royal Bank of Scotland, on the corner of Church Street and Albert Street, is now owned by Gillian Larner, Managing Director of Nulux Technologies Ltd., and it will be the company’s new HQ.

“It’s a brilliant property with an amazing history,” said Gill, “and Bretherton have almost been a cornerstone of the Rugby community for decades. When they moved to a purpose-built property in Clifton Road, I really wanted the opportunity to sort of carry on the legacy, by providing aspiring companies the chance to have a great location in the most vibrant part of town, and I am over the moon to have been able to secure it.”

Those who may know the building from their contact with the town’s largest lawyers firm, will have experienced the splendid architecture of old Board Room with its access to a large roof garden – this will become the offices of Nulux Technologies.

Gill’s partner in the LED lighting specialist company is former Editor of The Rugby Advertiser, Peter Aengenheister.

He said: “This is really funny, because my new office is less than 20 yards from my old office at the Advertiser.”

The history of the building, which is listed, is impressive by its connection with the founder of Brethertons, Count William Ferdinand Wratislaw, a descendant of Good King Wenceslas.

Anyone interested in taking up office space at this location in town should contact Gillian Larner on 07977 467776.