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  • Viking Field Show Home Launch - 31st Oct 2015

    Viking Field is a select development of just six distinctive homes off Evendons Close, only 1.5 miles south of Wokingham’s vibrant town centre. Built on the firm foundations of quality, style and value.

    Whatever you need to live today’s busy lifestyles to the full, you’ll discover it at Viking Field. From traditional styling outside to an impressive specification inside. The result? Character looks combined with all the contemporary advantages that come from owning a new home – designer kitchens and contemporary bathrooms as well as energy efficient, bill-reducing fittings.

    All created, of course, with the attention to excellence and detail you deserve from the team at T A Fisher.

    As the name suggests

    The peaceful sanctuary and open space of Viking Field is right on your doorstep. Just beyond that you’ll find the seven acres of Leslie Sears Playing Field, which includes a children’s play area.

    Talking of family matters, there is a selection of renowned schools for youngsters of all ages within a mile or two of Viking Field. Evendons Primary, for example, is just 200m from the development.

    For the day to day essentials, there is a range of convenience stores local to Viking Field, including a Tesco, Morrisons and Co-operative. For retail therapy on a grander scale, Wokingham town centre gives you a modern shopping experience in a historic market town setting. Here, along with the popular high street names, you’ll find the chic, boutique, bohemian and independent outlets, too. Living at Viking Field, in the heart of the Royal County of Berkshire and the dynamic Thames Valley, you’re spoilt for ways in which to spend your leisure time. Right from country walks, culture and the arts to shopping, sport and entertainement.

    To discover more about this exciting development in Wokingham and to arrange your personal tour at the Launch on the 31st October, then please call Prospect Estate Agents today on 0118 979 7770.

    Planned to perfection. Designed in detail.

    As with all T A Fisher homes Viking Field features high quality internal and external finishes, making them an excellent investment.

    As a company committed to the environment, sustainability is of primary concern to T A Fisher. Viking Field exceeds the standard building requirements & all homes achieve a code level III of: ‘The code for Sustainability Homes’.

    Decorative finishes

    Each home will be superbly finished throughout with moulded architraves and skirtings painted white. Interior walls will be decorated with Dulux Cameo Silk 1 emulsion, the ceilings will have a plain plaster decorated finish as standard.

    Internal doors throughout are oak veneer or multiglazed with chrome effect door furniture. Adding a distinctive finishing touch are fitted wardrobes where indicated on the floor plans.
    Designer Kitchens with quartz worktops and fully integrated appliances
    Porcelain floor tiles to the kitchen & wc floor, ceramic tiles to bathrooms & en-suites
    Built in wardrobes to all bedrooms
    Chrome towel rails to bathrooms and en-suites • Log burners fitted within the living room (with the exception of Plots 5 & 6)

    Click on the image below to view our full Viking Field brochure online… Vikingfield

    All the right connections

    Should you have to travel for business or pleasure, you’re close to the A321, with the A329, M3 and M4 all easily reached. If you prefer to let the train take the strain, nearby rail stations include Wokingham (with direct services to London Waterloo, Reading, Guildford and Gatwick Airport), Crowthorne and Winnersh. If you’re headed further afield, Heathrow Airport is just down the M4.

  • E-Centre In Bracknell Leads Easthampstead Road Revival

    Only a few years ago Easthampstead Road, in Bracknell appeared to be in decline. A number of major occupiers had vacated mainly as a result of the down turn related to the global recession which left the local area having to deal with the consequences. Now, just a few years on, the area has been regenerated and incorporates a diverse mix of uses including a modern business park, a trade park, two fitness centres including a 15,000 sq ft super gym, and a residential apart-hotel scheme aimed at the business market. What a turnaround!
    A key part of this revival has been the E-Centre. Formerly known as Enterprise Centre it was until a few years ago owned by a large property fund who had fallen out of love with their investment. However, a local property company T A Fisher with their investor partners saw the potential, acquired the whole development and set about implementing their ideas to revitalise the estate.
    The aim was to bring the development into the 21st century and that is what has been done. It’s a combination of inspired design ideas, creative thinking and not an insignificant amount of investment! In summary the E-Centre has been given a new lease of life and today presents a really impressive business environment that is beginning to catch the eye of an increasing number of occupiers.

    Most of the improvement works were completed in the summer and already joint sole agents Page Hardy Harris and Fryer Commercial are delighted to announce a number of new lettings.
    • Firstly Miles 33 a long-standing occupier of E-Centre have signed a new 10-year lease of Unit 6 (8,322 sq ft) linked to a complete refurbishment provided by the landlords.
    • Annodata who took over Keltec signed a new 5-year lease of Unit 2 (5,870 sq ft).
    • Key Training who have relocated from Windsor have recently taken a 5 year lease of the ground floor of Unit 3 (3,352 sq ft) and
    • IT company Channel C have just completed a new 5 year lease of the first floor of 1 E-Centre (2,578 sq ft).

    The entire estate has been restyled and now provides contemporary purpose-built business space in smart landscaped surroundings to meet today’s business needs. Whilst providing good quality office space there are also ground-floor loading doors if required. The refurbishment of Unit 5 will be completed in the next few weeks.
    At £15 psf the E-Centre has offered terrific value for money compared to alternative options in the marketplace. Such good value in fact that the quoting rent will be increased to £16 psf on 1 November 2015. It’s still not too late, however, to tie up a letting at the lower figure if prospective tenants can move quickly.

    T A Fisher also owns the adjacent Beneficial House in Bracknell, with a comprehensive redevelopment completed in early 2015. This features a superb 24/7 gym on the ground and first floors incorporating the latest equipment. It is without doubt the premier gym in the area. The upper floors are operated as an apart-hotel type facility and feature a range of stylish serviced apartments by another group company House of Fisher. Opened in May 2015 the apartments are already proving incredibly popular with the growing business travel market who seek short-term or extended-stay accommodation.
    So in a nutshell E-Centre is a great location to work, work out and then stay!

  • E-Centre leads Easthampstead Road Revival

    Only a short time ago Easthampstead Road Bracknell painted a rather miserable picture of large empty offices. A number of major occupiers had vacated mainly as a result of the down turn and global recession which left the local area having to deal with the consequences. It was a pretty sorry sight! Now, just a few years on, the area has been regenerated and incorporates an diverse mix of uses including a modern business park, a trade park featuring many well-known names, two fitness centres including one 15,000 sq ft super gym, and a residential apart-hotel scheme aimed at the business market. So what a turnaround!
    A key part of this revival has been the E-Centre. Formerly known as Enterprise Centre it was until a few years back owned by a large property fund who had sadly rather fallen out of love with their investment! It had become a rather dreary office high-tech park with very few occupiers all of whom weren’t terribly happy. However a local property company T A Fisher with investor partners acquired the development and set about instilling some ideas to revitalise the product. The aim was to bring the development into the 21st century and to a great extent that is what has been done. It’s a combination of inspired design ideas, creative thinking and not an insignificant amount of investment! In summary the development has been given a new lease of life and today presents a really impressive business environment that is beginning to catch the eye of an increasing number of occupiers.
    Completion of the improvement works occurred this summer and already we are delighted to announce a number of new lettings. Firstly Miles 33 a long-standing occupier of E-Centre have signed a new 10-year lease of Unit 6 (8,322 sq ft) linked to a complete new fit out provided by the landlords. Annodata who took over Keltec signed a new 5-year lease of Unit 2 (5,870 sq ft). And finally Key Training are taking the ground floor of Unit 3 (3,464 sq ft) with possession in September.
    The entire proposition has been restyled with no expense spared and now crucially provides modern purpose-built business space in smart landscaped surroundings to meet today’s business needs. Whilst providing good quality business space there are ground-floor loading doors.
    At £15 psf we believe E-Centre offers terrific value for money compared to alternative options in the marketplace today. Such good value in fact that we propose to increase the asking rent to £16 psf on 1 November 2015.
    Our client T A Fisher also owns the adjacent Beneficial House, again completed in early 2015. This redevelopment features a superb 24/7 gym on the ground and first floors incorporating the latest equipment. It is without doubt the premier gym in the area. The upper floors are operated as an apart-hotel type facility and feature a range of stylish serviced apartments by another group company House of Fisher. Opened in May 2015 the apartments are already proving incredibly popular with the growing business travel market who seek short-term or extended-stay accommodation.
    So in a nutshell E-Centre is a great location to work, work out and then stay!
    For further information please contact:
    Simon Fryer
    Fryer Commercial Limited
    07836 519613
    sfryer@fryercomm.com Nick Hardy MRICS
    Page Hardy Harris Ltd
    01344 311344 /07715 032429 nick@pagehardyharris.co.uk

  • BNP PARIBAS Real Estate Sells Rare South East Premier Inn Investment

    Fishron Developments, a joint venture between Lamron Estates and TA Fisher, has completed the sale of a new 81-bed Premier Inn hotel in the centre of Basingstoke, Hampshire.

    The sale to CBRE Global Investors for a purchase price of £7,660,000 reflects a net initial yield of 4.75%.

    Premier Inn Hotels Ltd signed a 25-year lease on the hotel, with an option to break at year 20, on completion of the development in June this year. The commencing rental is £385,000 pa with uplifts on a five-yearly basis to CPI, capped at 4% pa.

    Paul Griffiths of BNP Paribas Real Estate, who acted for Fishron, commented: “We are delighted to have concluded this off-market transaction to CBRE Global Investors.

    “New Premier Inn hotels with a term certain of 20-years on the lease are rare in the southeast of the UK at the moment. The completion of the development was well timed for sale into a market where strong demand exists from pension funds looking for long-term, indexed income.”

    Chris Freer-Smith acted for the buyer.