Bridges Fund Management and Barwood Capital have acquired the former John Nike Leisuresport Ice Rink in Bracknell and plan an industrial scheme.

Barwood will act as development manager for the 3.34 acre site, which is at Amen Corner, and is seeking planning permission for a warehouse scheme which will be net zero carbon, BREEAM Excellent and EPC A+.

The ice rink closed in 2020 when the Bees Ice Hockey team relocated to Slough. The site is close to the A329(M) and easily accessed from the M3.

Edward Henson, director and head of transactions at Barwood Capital (pictured), said: “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, 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, said: “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.”

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