Friday 25 November 2011


Developers, TA Fisher, are more than halfway through the re-development of the former office property, Central House, Park Street, Camberley, which previously provided office accommodation on first, second and third floors.  TA Fisher bought the property in about September 2010 and immediately set about obtaining planning permission for the development of the serviced apartment scheme.

D B Real Estate, acted for the previous owners and more recently acted for TA Fisher, providing expert advice in connection with the successful planning application for the new scheme.

D B Real Estate has been retained to provide expert advice in connection with four different and successful planning applications for change of use away from offices in recent months.

For further information regarding the above or to discuss any planning applications for change of use please contact the Camberley office of D B Real Estate.

Thursday 24 November 2011


Tesco has received planning consent for a 900,000 sq ft distribution warehouse at Whitely, South Reading on the site of the former Courage Brewery, which overlooks Junction 11 of the M4.  Anyone who travels on the M4 will immediately recognise the site as the location of the huge wind turbine which sits next to the M4.

Both Reading and Wokingham Borough Councils’ planning committees approved the scheme as the site straddles both boroughs.

The aim is to open the warehouse by Christmas 2012. James Wiggam of Tesco said: “We are proud to be able to bring jobs and investment to Reading. We have worked closely with the local community and council to develop these proposals and have been overwhelmed by the positive response to them.”

It is estimated that the site will create 1,000 jobs in the area and the construction phase of the project would also provide more than 150 jobs.

The distribution warehouse will be built to BREAM Excellent standards.


Acting on behalf of Symyx (now Accelrys), DB Real Estate can announce that Sharps Bedrooms Ltd, have taken nearly 6,000 sq ft of leasehold office space within Norwich House, on Knoll Road, Camberley, proving that you should never give up marketing premises, even when there are only a few months to run before a lease expires!

Symyx hold a lease which expires in March 2012, but the space was surplus to their needs, so earlier in the year Gerald Eve and DB Real Estate were instructed to try and dispose of the space, a very difficult task with only a short lease left to run.  However, DB Real Estate identified Sharps Bedrooms and agreed a short term sub-letting and a simultaneous new lease direct from the landlord.  The letting was agreed and documented in double quick time and Symyx, the landlord and Sharps Bedrooms are all delighted with the outcome.

Symex have made savings that they were never expecting whilst the landlord has a new occupier and Sharps Bedrooms have great new office space.   

For further information please contact the Camberley office of DB Real Estate on (01276) 538300.


DB Real Estate can confirm that the former HQ of Sun Microsystems, at Junction 4a of the M3 Motorway, has been launched by property companies, Landid and Delancey as Sun Park, providing up to 284,500 sq ft approx. of Grade A office space.

Sun Microsystems moved out of the whole facility earlier in the year, when Sun were taken over by Oracle and shortly after this the whole site was bought by  Landid and Delancey who are now offering the office space to potential new occupiers.  The existing space is provided in three buildings and represents the largest single available space in the Thames Valley at the present time.  The owners are happy to speak to any potential occupiers looking for plus of 20,000 sq ft approx.

The site also incorporates existing on-site facilities which include a restaurant, a gymnasium, several coffee bars and plenty of attractive outdoor areas.

Sun Microsystems originally intended to build up to 400,000 sq ft but they never completed the final phase and so there is scope to build a further 112,000 sq ft on site. 

There have been various rumours over the last few months about the whole site, at one point it was suggested it might make a suitable site for a huge warehousing scheme and another suggestion is that some form of residential development might be proposed for the uncompleted final phase.  Whatever does happen, one thing which is certain is that this site will play a significant part in the property market for quite a number of years!!

For further information about Sun Park please contact the Camberley office of DB Real Estate on 01276 538300