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New team members come on board

21 November 2018

Justin McVeigh and Sarah Chicken have joined us development surveyors and Sebastian Patrick has been appointed our new graduate surveyor.   Justin, who will be based at the firm’s Northampton office with Sebastian, comes from Savills in Birmingham, where he spent three years working in its industrial and logistics agency team. Prior to this, he […]


Iceland Food signs up to Symmetry Park Swindon

12 November 2018

Acting on behalf of Delancey’s DV4 client fund, we have secured Iceland Foods as the first tenant at Symmetry Park in Swindon. The deal represents the largest industrial/warehouse letting in the South West this year. The retailer has agreed a new lease on the speculatively developed Unit 1 which extends to 221,173 sq ft (20,547 […]


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

6 November 2018

We’re pleased to announce that we have signed an Agreement to Lease with The Co-Op Food Group, which will see the food retailer take a new 661,000 sq ft regional distribution centre at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade, further reinforcing its commitment to provide ‘best in class’ distribution to its food store network that comprises over 4,000 stores across the UK. The new […]


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

2 November 2018

Earlier this month, we, along with Savills and Property Week, brought together a number of experts for our second annual Logistics Spotlight event, which followed this summer’s census of the industrial market. The esteemed panel, which included representatives from Tritax, LondonMetric and TNT Plc, debated some of the hot topics currently facing the logistics sector not […]


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. Traditional norms are being turned on their head and the most traditional and indeed – what […]


Spades in the ground at Symmetry Park, Aston Clinton

1 October 2018

Aylesbury Vale District Council, Buckinghamshire Thames Valley Local Enterprise Partnership, Buckinghamshire Business First, Savills Project Management and main contractor Chalcroft Construction joined us to mark the start of construction at Symmetry Park, Aston Clinton. Phase one will see the development of 248,000 sq ft of space across three units with a 55,000 sq ft, 83,000 […]


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

19 September 2018

Almost 300 professionals from across the sector took part in the 2nd industrial & logistics 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. With more than a third of the respondents being occupiers, results show we can […]


Development continues at Symmetry Park Bicester with new logistics facility

11 September 2018

This week we held a ground-breaking ceremony at Symmetry Park, Bicester to mark the official start of construction of a new 163,130 sq ft fulfillment facility. The event, which was attended by local school students from Bicester Technology Studio and local dignitaries, saw contractor A&H Construction commence work at the Park.  This latest building marks […]


Plans to bring 1,650 logistics jobs to Wigan submitted

17 August 2018

Today 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 (Use Class B8) and up to 1,650 high quality jobs. If consented, symmetry park Wigan would represent a construction investment of £73m into Wigan and […]


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

18 July 2018

We held a ground-breaking ceremony yesterday with local dignitaries to mark the start of construction of a £100million logistics and distribution hub, called Symmetry Park, Darlington. The scheme is being funded by TRITAX Big Box REIT. ISG Construction has been appointed as main contractor to deliver the first phase, comprising a 1.5million logistics facility, which […]


Lutterworth logistics park back on track

10 July 2018

Plans for a new industrial and logistics park in Lutterworth, capable of creating over 3,500 employment opportunities, are set to move forward after the Secretary of State confirmed he would not be calling in the application for consideration. Harborough District Council has formally issued the decision notice granting planning permission as per the Council’s resolution […]


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. The total development cost, which is in excess of £100million, is being forward funded by Tritax Big Box REIT. The global online retail giant has taken a 1.5million sq ft logistics facility on a 20-year lease. The fulfilment centre […]


Former RPS Group director joins as head of construction

20 June 2018

We are pleased to announce the appointment of Kevin Theobold as our new national head of construction. Having previously held the position of senior director of RPS Group (formerly DBK), Kevin has 35 years’ experience in property, providing project management and cost consultancy services to private commercial property developers within the industrial, logistics, master-planning and […]


on the move in manchester

22 May 2018

We’ve reaffirmed our commitment to growth across the north with the announcement that we are moving our Manchester headquarters to Victoria Buildings on Albert Square in Manchester city centre.   We will be relocating from our existing residence at Old Bank Chambers, in St Anne’s Square, to take the 4th floor and mezzanine comprising 2,662 […]


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. The proposed development, known as symmetry park Wigan, would be located to the south of Winstanley, between Junction 25 of the M6 and the A49 Warrington Road, on […]


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

9 May 2018

We’ve been granted reserved matters planning permission at Symmetry Park, Biggleswade in Central Bedfordshire for the development of over 1 million sq ft of logistics and manufacturing (B2/B8) space in five units ranging from 72,000 sq ft – 515,000 sq ft. The 50-acre site forms the sixth phase of the successful Stratton Business Park and […]


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.   This follows planning consent granted by Bassetlaw District Council for a branded fast food restaurant, coffee shop and Irizar coach showroom at the motorway entrance to the regionally significant, 54-acre logistics site.   Located at Junction 34 A1(M), Symmetry […]


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

12 April 2018

We’ve just announced the completion of a new 221,320 sq ft speculatively developed logistics facility at Symmetry Park, Swindon. Strategically located on to the A420, two miles south of Honda and four miles north of Junction 15 of the M4, this unit is the first to be developed at the 96-acre site. The Park currently […]


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). The proposals would deliver a multi-purpose cargo interchange and distribution facility, alongside new and improved rail and road connections, at junction 2 of the M69. A Strategic Rail Freight Interchange, sometimes referred to as an […]


Central M40 welcomes 95,000 SQ FT deal to TVS

4 March 2018

TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS) at Central M40 in Banbury.   The global provider of world class, end-to-end supply chain services, TVS Supply Chain Solutions (TVS SCS), has taken 95,000 sq ft at Central M40 in Banbury on a 1. The new facility (unit 7) will accommodate TVS SCS’s existing customer base in the […]


Promotions double in Northampton and Manchester

21 March 2018

We’re pleased this week to announce the promotion of Tom Leeming to development director and Freddie Oakey to the position of associate development director.   Based in our Northampton office, Tom has been at the company for 2.5 years and leads on major schemes including Symmetry Park, Bicester, Biggleswade and Aston Clinton.   Freddie has […]


Planning submitted for 90-acre logistics site in North East

7 March 2018

This week we 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. Located on the A66, seven miles from junction 57 of the A1 motorway and 20 miles […]


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 associate planning director comes on board

8 January 2018

We started 2018 with the appointment of Matt Claxton as Associate Planning Director 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. […]


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 […]


Vision revealed as construction gathers pace at symmetry park Darlington

9 November 2018

Working in partnership with Durham Cathedral, this week we exclusively unveiled how our new 2.1 million sq ft development in Darlington will look when completed, bringing a major economic asset to the region. The reveal comes as construction for Symmetry Park Darlington gathers pace with the steelwork already completed for the first phase of the […]