• Tritax Big Box REIT purchased an 87% stake in db symmetry in February 2019. The purchase price of £370m is part-funded by a £250m placement of new shares. The senior management of db symmetry retain a 13% stake in the new business.

    db symmetry was originally formed in 2014 as a UK joint venture through the purchase of a 60% holding in Barwood Developments Limited (founded in 1996) by clients advised by Delancey; a specialist real estate investment, development and advisory company.

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Project Locations

db symmetry has established development sites with further developments coming soon across the UK

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Latest news

  • 232,150 sq ft Croda pre-let announced in Goole

    19 August 2019

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  • Logistics Manager: Connecting The Dots

    1 July 2019

    This year we have once again sponsored Logistics Manager's roundtable to look at the impact of UK trends on the logistics property market.

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  • Green light for the co-op’s new regional distribution centre

    16 May 2019

    We have gained planning for a new 661,000 sq ft regional distribution centre, to be developed for the Co-op at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade. 

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  • Latest Phase Of Development At Central M40 Completes

    17 April 2019

    Hot on heels of last week's practical completion at Bicester, we have now finished our latest phase of development at Central M40 in Banbury.

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  • 163,130 Sq Ft Building Completed at Symmetry Park, Bicester

    10 April 2019

    Our latest specualtively-developed building at Symmetry Park, Bicester is complete and available for immediate occupation.

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  • Best of British Tour showcases 750,000 sq ft of Speculative Development

    5 April 2019

    Over 100 guests from the UK’s industrial and logistics property agents embarked on a tour of some of our speculatively-built schemes yesterday as part of our Best of British event.

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  • Nuttall comes on board as new development director

    28 February 2019

    David Nuttall has joined as the company's new development director

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  • Tritax Big Box REIT acquires £350m db symmetry

    20 February 2019

    We are pleased to announce Tritax Big Box REIT plc, the UK’s leading Investment company focused on Big Box logistics real estate, has acquired an 87% stake in db symmetry. The existing management team have retained a 13% shareholding.

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  • first phase of £70m investment complete at Symmetry Park Doncaster

    24 January 2019

    We have completed the first state of the art 150,000 sq ft logistics building at Symmetry Park Doncaster as part of an overall £70million investment into the region.

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  • New team members come on board

    21 November 2018

    Two new development surveyors and a new graduate development surveyor have been appointed.

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  • Iceland Food signs up to Symmetry Park Swindon

    12 November 2018

    The deal to Iceland represents the largest industrial/warehouse letting in the South West this year. 

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  • Co-op food group announces new regional distribution centre at symmetry park, Biggleswade

    6 November 2018

    The Co-Op Food Group has signed an Agreement to Lease with us to take a new 661,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade.

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  • Spotlight event: what’s next in store for logistics?

    2 November 2018

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  • The new adage: location, employment and power

    15 July 2018

    In the middle of a technological revolution everything we know about property is changing and right at its heart is logistics. Industry experts examine the challenges - and possible solutions – in the roundtable we sponsored with Logistics Manager.

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  • Spades in the ground at Symmetry Park, Aston Clinton

    1 October 2018

    Work at Symmetry Park, Aston Clinton, a 46-acre site in Aylesbury Vale District has officially commenced.

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  • Another record year for the industrial & logistics sector, with continued growth ahead!

    19 September 2018

    Around 300 professionals, including more than a third of occupiers, took part in the 2nd census this summer initiated by db symmetry, to have their say on their experiences in 2018 so far and their expectations for the next 12 months.

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  • Development continues at Symmetry Park Bicester with new logistics facility

    11 September 2018

    Construction of a new 163,130 sq ft fulfilment facility has started at Symmetry Park, Bicester.

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  • Plans to bring 1,650 logistics jobs to Wigan submitted

    17 August 2018

    We've submitted plans for a strategic logistics scheme on J25 of the M6 to Wigan Council. symmetry park Wigan could deliver 1.44 million sq ft of logistics employment space.

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  • Ceremony marks start on site for major new logistics park in Darlington

    18 July 2018

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  • Lutterworth logistics park back on track

    10 July 2018

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  • Major pre-let secured at Symmetry Park, Darlington

    1 July 2018

    We're pleased to have secured a major pre-let at Symmetry Park, Darlington, to a world-leading retailer.

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  • Former RPS Group director joins as head of construction

    20 June 2018

    Kevin Theobold has joined as our new national head of construction.

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  • on the move in manchester

    22 May 2018

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  • New logistics scheme planned to meet Wigan’s growth aspirations

    15 May 2018

    Today we have launched a consultation on our plans to develop a strategic logistics scheme on the M6 that could deliver up to 1,650 jobs in Wigan.

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  • Detailed consent for 1million sq ft of warehouses at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade

    9 May 2018

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  • National operators agree land deals to occupy Symmetry Park, Doncaster

    24 April 2018

    At Symmetry Park, Doncaster we've exchanged contracts with Euro Garages and Irizar UK to buy land.

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  • 221,320 sq ft spec build completes at Symmetry Park Swindon

    12 April 2018

    A new 221,320 sq ft speculatively developed logistics facility at Symmetry Park, Swindon has this week been completed.

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  • Discussions begin on potential major infrastructure project in Hinckley

    4 April 2018

    We have submitted a Scoping Report for a prospective Strategic Rail Freight Interchange – Hinckley National Rail Freight Interchange (HNRFI).

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  • Central M40 welcomes 95,000 SQ FT deal to TVS

    4 March 2018

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  • Promotions double in Northampton and Manchester

    21 March 2018

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  • Planning submitted for 90-acre logistics site in North East

    7 March 2018

    We have submitted a reserved matters planning application for a 1.5million sq ft logistics facility. The announcement follows on from the signing of an option with Durham Cathedral to exclusively promote 90-acres of land in Darlington, North East.

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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.

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  • 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.

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  • New associate planning director comes on board

    8 January 2018

    Matt Claxton has joined as the db symmetry's new in-house planning consultant, working with planning director, Jonathan Dawes.

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  • Growth drive continues with new senior appointment

    6 December 2017

    Paul Chatterjee has joined db symmetry as new development director, based in the Manchester office.

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  • Latest central m40 phase reaches completion

    28 November 2017

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

    7 November 2017

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  • Manchester green goes greener with latest deal

    4 October 2017

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  • 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.

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  • 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.

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

    21 September 2017

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  • 50-acre development site acquired in Biggleswade

    19 September 2017

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  • Manchester green signs assetz capital

    12 September 2017

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

    8 June 2017

    This week we completed the sale of Aquila, our 120,000 sq ft warehouse / manufacturing facility in Knowsley, Merseyside, to LondonMetric Property plc, after Grupo Antolin let property in what marks the largest letting in Merseyside this year.

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  • £14.25m Funding Agreement brings Waitrose to Banbury

    26 April 2017

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  • Spades in the Ground at new Logistics Hub begins at Bicester

    5 April 2017

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  • Vision revealed as construction gathers pace at symmetry park Darlington

    9 November 2018

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Our team

  • Richard Bowen
    Managing Director
    +44 (1604) 330 633 richard.bowen@dbsymmetry.com

    Richard has 28 years experience in the property development industry and is experienced in "hands-on" property development and trading, with focus on bottom line profits.

    He has 20 years involvement in large-scale warehousing and distribution developments in excess of 4.5 million sq ft - £325m value.

  • Christian Matthews
    +44 (1604) 330 635 christian.matthews@dbsymmetry.com

    Christian is a qualified Chartered Surveyor and has over 28 years commercial property experience, starting his career as an agent in London, before joining Barwood in 1999.

    Christian’s skills lie in creating a product in a location that finds favour with occupiers and investors alike. His geographical focus is London and the south east.

  • Henry Chapman
    +44 (1604) 330 638 henry.chapman@dbsymmetry.com

    Henry is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who joined Barwood from Strutt and Parker in 2002 where he was the youngest ever divisional partner.

    His clear thinking and creativity in financial problem solving has helped him put together many complex and sizeable transactions.

  • Andrew Dickman
    +44 (161) 297 3002 andrew.dickman@dbsymmetry.com

    Andrew is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years' commercial property experience. He was formerly a Director of Savills and partner in Fuller Peiser. Prior to joining Barwood he was responsible for all aspects of acquiring, developing and managing a £120m property portfolio for a family trust.

  • Will Oliver
    Finance Director
    +44 (1604) 330656 will.oliver@dbsymmetry.com

    Will, is a qualified chartered management accountant (ACMA), and has recently joined the Northampton office as Finance Director. He brings to this role 14 years' of experience in property and REIM.

  • Kevin Theobold
    Construction Director
    +44 (161) 297 3010 kevin.theobold@dbsymmetry.com

    Kevin has 35 years’ experience in property providing Project Management and Cost Consultant services to private commercial property developers within the industrial, logistics, master planning and infrastructure, retail, office, residential and student accommodation sectors.

  • Jonathan Dawes
    Planning Director
    +44 (1604) 330640 jonathan.dawes@dbsymmetry.com

    Jonathan is responsible for establishing and managing the planning strategy for strategic land holdings from acquisition through to disposal.

  • Tom Leeming
    Development Director
    +44 (1604) 330636 tom.leeming@dbsymmetry.com

    Tom is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with over a decade of experience behind him. He previously worked in London, initially at Jones Lang LaSalle and most recently at Cushman & Wakefield where he was a Partner before joining DB Symmetry in Summer 2015.

  • Simon Dixon
    Development Director
    +44 (161) 297 3005 simon.dixon@dbsymmetry.com

    Simon is a qualified Chartered Surveyor with 25 years’ experience in all aspects of commercial property development and planning. His early career was as an agent in Leeds and Manchester and he has for the past 12 years undertaken numerous commercial developments whilst working with a regional construction firm and a national developer.

  • Harry Sadleir
    Development Director
    +44 (1604) 330634 Harry.Sadleir@dbsymmetry.com

    Harry has over 25 years’ experience in commercial property. Prior to joining db symmetry he was a Principal at LxB Retail Properties Plc, the AIM listed Real Estate Investment Company. Harry works closely with occupiers and the development team to deliver class leading property solutions.

  • Jonathan Wallis
    Development Director
    +44 (1604) 330651 jonathan.wallis@dbsymmetry.com

    Jonathan is a qualified chartered surveyor with over 25 years’ experience as an agent and developer. Prior to joining db Symmetry he was a Board Director at Miller Developments where he delivered multiple logistics, manufacturing and mixed use developments. Jonathan specialises in sourcing, funding and developing large scale multi-unit schemes.

  • Paul Chatterjee
    Development Director
    +44 (7834) 001600 paul.chatterjee@dbsymmetry.com

    Paul has over 20 years industrial and Logistics experience and joined db symmetry from Lynton Developments, where he was a director for 7 years. There, Paul specialised in occupier-led development working with a number of funds, major retailers and third-party logistics companies in the procurement of new bespoke design and build facilities.

  • David Nuttall
    Development Director
    +44 (161) 297 3012 david.nuttall@dbsymmetry.com
  • Freddie Oakey
    Associate Development Director
    +44 (161) 297 3003 freddie.oakey@dbsymmetry.com

    Freddie is a qualified Chartered Surveyor based at the db symmetry northern office in Manchester and is involved in the management of development projects from acquisition through to disposal throughout the North of England, North Wales and Scotland.

  • Matt Claxton
    Associate Planning Director
    +44 (161) 297 3009 matt.claxton@dbsymmetry.com

    Matt is a qualified town planner based at the db symmetry northern office in Manchester, with 12 years’ experience advising on all aspects of land use planning and development throughout the UK.

  • Sarah Chicken
    Development Surveyor
    +44 (161) 297 3016 sarah.chicken@dbsymmetry.com

    Sarah is a qualified Chartered Surveyor who graduated from Oxford Brookes University in 2015 with a 1st class BSc (hons) degree in Real Estate Management. Sarah joined the db symmetry Manchester office in October 2018 from Gerald Eve, having worked in both commercial and residential real estate consultancy.

  • Sebastian Patrick
    Graduate Development Surveyor
    +44 (1604) 330663 sebastian.patrick@dbsymmetry.com

    Sebastian joined db symmetry from Oxford Brookes University after achieving Upper Second Class Honours in Real Estate Management. He brings a diverse range of industry-related skills and already has a strong understanding for the development process. 

  • Joe Rice
    Senior Financial Controller
    +44 (1604) 330706 joe.rice@dbsymmetry.com
  • Sarah Lindau
    Financial Accountant
  • Justin Baker
    Investment and Business Analyst
    +44(1604) 330 708 justin.baker@dbsymmetry.com

    Justin joined db symmetry in April 2017 for process improvement and to manage the accuracy of the portfolio forecasting.

    He is currently a candidate in the Chartered Financial Analyst Program having passed the level 1 exam in December 2016. He is also a CFA candidate member of the CFA Society UK.

  • Leonie Grant
    Assistant Management Accountant
    +44 (1604) 330630 leonie.grant@dbsymmetry.com

    Leonie joined Barwood in January 2015 as an Assistant Management Accountant.

    Leonie is responsible for the preparation and completion of the management accounts for DB Symmetry group and also all invoicing and credit control.

    Leonie is studying towards becoming a Chartered Certified Accountant.

  • Abda Rehman
    Project Accountant
    +44 (1604) 330642 abda.rehman@dbsymmetry.com

    Abda has two principal functions: to provide financial information to managers, helping them to control projects and to ensure that the accuracy of project accounting meets strict audit standards.

  • Adelina Potocka-Markiewicz
    Purchase Ledger Clerk
    +44(01604) 330 639 adelina.potocka@dbsymmetry.com

    Adelina joined db symmetry in April 2017 as a Purchase Ledger Clerk. She holds a Master’s degree in International Relations from the polish University of Economics. Currently, she is studying towards becoming Qualified Accounting Technician.

    Adelina is responsible for all invoicing, processing payments, dealing with Supplier queries.

  • Owain Baker
    IT Manager
    +44 (1604) 330657 owain.baker@dbsymmetry.com
  • Joanna Lombard
    Executive Assistant
    +44 (1604) 330631 joanna.lombard@dbsymmetry.com

    Joanna joined db symmetry in October 2016, and holds a NFoPP Level 3 Technical Award in the Sale of Residential Property. Prior to this, Joanna obtained a Land Management degree. Joanna’s role is to support the Directors, liaise with clients, and to assist with projects, as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the Northampton office.

  • Kirstie MacDougall
    Executive Assistant
    +44 (1604) 330649 kirstie.macdougall@dbsymmetry.com

    Kirstie joined db symmetry in 2016 having relocated from Devon. She hold holds a a degree in French Studies and a diploma in Business IT with Marketing and PR.

    Kirstie supports the Directors, liaising with clients and contributing to projects and research, as well as overseeing the day-to-day running of the Northampton office.

  • Bekki Hutt
    Executive Assistant
    dd: +44 (1604) 330641 Bekki.Hutt@dbsymmetry.com

    Bekki joined db symmetry in March 2018 having previously worked in a number of senior administration roles in automotive personal finance and outsourced HR businesses.

    Bekki is based in the Northampton office supporting Directors and the Finance department, assisting in the day-to-day running of the office.

  • Jill Kittos
    Executive Assistant
    +44 (161) 297 3007 jill.kittos@dbsymmetry.com

    Jill joined db symmetry in January 2017 having previously worked as a Barrister’s Clerk for 7 years, where she gathered the integral skills needed for the role of an Executive Assistant. Jill’s role is to support the Directors and Development Surveyors, liase with clients, as well as assisting with projects and the running of the Manchester Office.

  • Katy Raines
    Executive Assistant
    +44 (161) 297 3011 katy.raines@dbsymmetry.com

    Katy joined db symmetry in November 2018 as an Executive Assistant.
    Katy has worked as a PA within the Property Sector for the past 15 years She holds a degree in English Language and Literature from Manchester University. Katy’s role is to support the Directors in the Manchester office, and assist in the day-to-day running of the office.