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Swapping sheds for stables for Ride High charity

2 February 2018

We lent a (neigh)bourly hand this week, swapping sheds to save stables, for local horse riding centre charity, Ride High.   Mucking in on Wednesday at the Milton Keynes equestrian centre that supports disadvantaged children, the db symmetry team spent the day helping to renovate some of the 45 run-down pony stables. The team were […]


symmetry park, Bicester progresses with latest deal to medline

13 February 2018

This week, we announced the sale of our speculatively developed 110,000 sq ft Unit A2 at Symmetry Park, Bicester, to Medline Services Ltd, the UK services arm of Medline International. The announcement coincides with the submitted of our next detailed planning application to Cherwell District Council for the second phase of development, a warehouse building totalling […]


New Planning Consultant Comes On Board

8 January 2018

We started 2018 with the appointment of Matt Claxton as planning consultant to the company’s growing team.   Matt, a Member of the Royal Town Planning Institute, joins the Manchester office from GVA where he was an associate for over two years. Prior to GVA, Matt worked for Indigo Planning and then Knight Frank. Over […]


Growth drive continues with new senior appointment

6 December 2017

This week we announced the appointment of Paul Chatterjee as our new development director. Paul joins the company’s Manchester office from Lynton Developments, where he was a director for seven years. There, Paul specialised in occupier-led development in the logistics and distribution sector, working with a number of major retailers and third-party logistics companies. Paul […]


Latest central m40 phase reaches completion

28 November 2017

Working with British Airways Pension Fund we recently completed two speculative buildings at Central M40 in Banbury. The completion of unit 7 measuring 95,000 sq ft and unit 8 offering 78,000 sq ft follows on from the first phase of development which saw a newly built 235,000 sq ft logistics and distribution facility let to […]


New 190,000 sq ft speculative development in the offing at MA6NITUDE

7 November 2017

Working with our joint venture partners Pochin’s Ltd, we (DBS Pochin) have submitted a planning application to build 190,000 sq ft of industrial and distribution accommodation at its flagship logistics park, MA6NITUDE.   The development is one of a limited number of large speculative schemes currently being progressed in Cheshire. The JV had previously submitted […]


Manchester green goes greener with latest deal

4 October 2017

Working with Barwood Capital, we’re pleased to welcome Enviroride, trading as Greenmotion Car Rental, to Manchester Green.   Greenmotion has relocated from Regus at Manchester Business Park to take, 4,404 sq ft in building one on a five-year lease. The remaining space in the building is occupied by Worley Parsons which moved to Manchester Green […]


LPW’s 90,000 sq ft facility reaches completion

4 October 2017

Working in a joint venture with Halton Borough Council, this week we announced the practical completion of advanced manufacturing technology firm, LPW’s new headquarters at Venture Fields on Merseyside.   Portal Construction, working with AEW architects, Tier Consulting, C4 Consulting and KGA, has completed the 90,000 sq ft facility which is located within the Widnes […]


Sustained period of growth ahead for the logistics and Industrial sector.

26 September 2017

A total of 425 professionals, including more than a quarter of occupiers, took part in the first-ever census this summer initiated by db symmetry, to have their say on their experiences in 2017 and their expectations for the next 12 months. With the high of 2016, and its record take-up and investment, results show that […]


Work starts on 150,000 sq ft speculative development in Doncaster

21 September 2017

Work has commenced on the new, speculatively built 150,000 sq ft unit at Symmetry Park, Doncaster.   Following a competitive tender, Marshalls Construction has been appointed to deliver the new facility. In addition, the contractor will undertake infrastructure works including the installation of full site services and a roundabout to the entrance of the site. […]


50-acre development site acquired in Biggleswade

19 September 2017

This week we announced the purchase of a 50-acre site in Biggleswade, Bedfordshire capable of delivering over 1,000,000 sq ft of logistics space and creating around 1,250 jobs.   The site which is located off Pegasus Drive and has outline planning consent for B8 use, forms phase six of the successful Stratton Business Park and […]


Manchester green signs assetz capital

12 September 2017

Working with UK investment and real estate business Barwood Capital, we’re pleased to announce that Assetz Capital, one of Europe’s largest Peer to Peer financing companies, has signed up to Building 3 at Manchester Green, a five office building scheme totalling 107,000 sq ft adjacent to Manchester International Airport.   Assetz Capital, part of the […]


Fully Let 120,000 Sq Ft Aquila Sold To London Metric

8 June 2017

Working with our funding partner Barwood Capital, this week we completed the sale of Aquila, our 120,000 sq ft warehouse / manufacturing facility in Knowsley, Merseyside, to LondonMetric Property plc. (“LondonMetric”). The deal comes after Grupo Antolin announced it is to let the property in what marks the largest letting in Merseyside this year. Aquila […]


£14.25m Funding Agreement brings Waitrose to Banbury

26 April 2017

Barwood Capital and db symmetry have agreed a £14.25million funding agreement with Aberdeen Asset Management which will see the development of a new 38,500 sq ft Waitrose Food Store in Banbury, Oxfordshire. The new scheme is to be built on vacant land next to the Mondelēz International factory, which is home to Jacobs Douwe Egberts, […]


Spades in the Ground at new Logistics Hub begins at Bicester

5 April 2017

Construction of Symmetry Park, Bicester’s new supply chain and logistics hub, formally began today with a ground-breaking ceremony attended by local school students and members of the business community. To mark the commencement of construction work, students from the Bicester Technology Studio School joined Bicester Vision and db symmetry to celebrate spades going in the […]