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Our Offices. // Our base of operations.


The Paddocks, Home Farm Offices, The Upton Estate, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX15 6HU

The Upton Esate - the home of Equipe


We believe that our training facilties provide the global benchmark for designing and delivering vocational training and continual assessment in drilling and geotechnics. Equipe offers a unique blend of conference facilities together with specially selected areas for practical hands on sessions.

Our offices are located in an idyllic rural setting on the edge of the Cotswold Escarpment near Banbury, Oxfordshire and occupy a series of sympathetically restored farm buildings built from the local Marlstone. Our facilities also benefit from the use of The Upton Estate's open farmland adjacent to one of the National Trust's most prized possessions, Upton House.

The Paddocks - the home of Equipe

The conference facilities comprise two suites; a large size suite which can comfortably accommodate up to 50 attendees; and a medium size suite which accommodates around 30 attendees. The suites have state of the art multi-media connections and benefit from ceiling mounted LCD projectors, multi-level screens and blackout blinds. All rooms have independent access ensuring that courses will not be interrupted once commenced. As with any modern renovation, disabled access facilities are also present.

Our training room setup for a Soil Description Workshop

The external areas provide a superb blend of spacious areas of concrete, hard standing and grassed fields which are both on flat and sloping ground. This provides an on-site facility for both practical drilling activities and the display or demonstration of plant brought in by our Partners. The training rooms have drilling, sampling and installation equipment throughout as well as a very large rock collection. In addition to the equipment which can be handled and passed around during the courses we also have drilling rigs which allows us to provide real experience or hands on training in a controlled environment.

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