Sale of JNL site in Bracknell

Hollis Hockley LLP will be advising Bridges Fund Management Ltd. and Barwood Capital on the forthcoming industrial redevelopment of John Nike Leisuresport Ice Rink in Bracknell.

Barwood will act as development manager for the 3.34 acre site within the Amen Corner area of Bracknell and is seeking planning permission for the construction of an industrial warehousing scheme, built to a sustainable Net Zero Carbon, BREEAM Excellent and EPCA+ specification.

The site fronts the A329 (M), linking the M4 at Reading to the north and the M3 to the south at Lightwater.

Following the closure of the Ice Rink in 2020, and the relocation of the Bees Ice Hockey Club to Slough Ice Arena, Barwood and Bridges are looking to replace the existing building on site and with energy efficient warehousing, which they say is in short supply in the region.

Edward Henson, Director and Head of Transactions at Barwood Capital, said in a statement: “Following the closure of the Ice Rink, we are delighted to be bringing this site back into use. Local businesses in Bracknell seeking warehousing space, currently have limited options. Our plan is to deliver in the region of 70,000 sq ft of industrial space through the proposed new scheme will go some way to meeting this demand.”

Henry Pepper, Investment Director at Bridges Fund Management, added:

“This well-located site can be positioned to meet strong local demand for industrial and logistics. Together with Barwood, we will draw on our extensive experience of developing best-in-class low-carbon logistics sites to create a scheme which is both energy-efficient and highly sustainable in its operation.”

For more information speak to Jeremy Metcalfe or our joint agent Philip Hunter at Hatch Real Estate.