Bracknell and its commercial property market will come under the spotlight at a special one-day conference later this month.

Bracknell BID has teamed up with UK Property Forums to put on an event that will not only explain why the town has been able to attract office occupiers but what the very future of the occupier market is.

Bracknell Social at Maxis in Western Road on November 23 from 9.30am – 2.30pm.

After an instruction from the BID, Berkshire LEP chief executive Alison Webster, Vail Williams director Guy Parkes, Bracknell Forest Council deputy chief executive Stuart McKeller, Frasers Property senior asset manager Chris Stevens, Morgan Lovells business development manager Nigel Wild and Fujitsus head of property Maria Sabey are in the line-up for the first session, Occupying Bracknell, looking at how the town has bucked the national trend in attracting tenants.

Then Page Hard Harris director Nick Hardy, Vital Property Solutions director Martin Gibbons, Royal Berks NHS programme manager Alison Foster and Morgan Lovells life science representative (TBC) will debate whether the secondary office market is dead or offers opportunities for new sectors.

There will be a session of feedback and, after lunch, an opportunity to tour some of the space at the event venue, Maxis.

UK Property Forums managing director Matthew Battle said: “We held a superb conference with Bracknell BID this time last year and feedback from that was extremely positive.

“Since then, we’ve seen how the town has attracted numbers of occupiers, some of our bigger towns would be happy with. So now is the perfect time to revisit this fascinating town and understand its success.

“And there will obviously be opportunities to network with the people who have made the town a success and the chance to tour the venue, which is one of its stand-out developments.”

Tickets are available at

Images (above and below) are by Stewart Turkington from last year’s event which was held at the offices of Waitrose.


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