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Archive of: 2017

  • E-Centre Spot For Broadband Provider

    T A Fisher has completed a deal to sell a property in Bracknell to the firm rolling out ultra fast broadband in the Thames Valley.

    Communication services provider BtL which has partnered with CityFibre to roll out broadband speeds of up to 1GB throughout major towns and cities across the UK – and which last year launched in Reading and Bracknell – has acquired 7,500 sq ft Unit 3 at the E-Centre in Easthampstead Road.

    The deal puts the telecoms provider in the heart of its network and is a further boost to an area which has seen a dramatic upgrade in recent years.

    The property is close to Beneficial House, once an unloved office block, but now an apart hotel run by T A Fisher’s serviced apartment division House of Fisher, along with a popular gym on the ground floor. Other businesses have moved into the areas in recent times and the site is within easy reach of the new Lexicon development which opens in September.

    T A Fisher managing director John Fisher said: “This is an excellent deal for all parties and it demonstrates there is a market for freehold offices for owner/occupiers. E-Centre is well positioned, close to the town centre, shops and within walking distance to the station so it has great appeal for all occupiers.”

    Rob Lamden, managing director of BtL said none of the properties he viewed were as good as the E-Centre. He added: “It’s great for my young staff because it’s right in the middle of Bracknell so they’ll be able to walk across to the shops – and it will be more attractive for getting new staff in.

    “One of the key things for us is that we are in the middle of the CityFibre network and this is actually one of the few spots in the whole network in the Thames Valley where the fibre actually goes all the way round it.”

    A training company currently has a lease on the ground floor and will become a tenant of BtL.

    BtL plans to turn part of its premises into a beach-themed showroom to illustrate the ‘work anywhere’ concept. Potential clients can bring their iPads and experiment with various download options to highlight the speeds available and trial other services. The firm hopes to move in by March 11.

    Agents for T A Fisher were Page Hardy Harris.

    Director Nick Hardy said: “I am delighted that the sale of 3 E-Centre has completed, bringing BtL onto the estate and into the heart of Bracknell.”

  • Launch date for Blue Prior – in UK’s most desirable location

    As idyllic places to live go, few can match the location of T A Fisher’s latest release.

    Blue Prior is a development of just 13 two, three and four bedroom homes, tucked away in Church Crookham, Hampshire, where village life exists just over a mile from the bustling town of Fleet.

    Both fall within Hart District Council, where residents have good reason appreciate the desirability of their area.

    The district has been named the healthiest, happiest and wealthiest place to live in the UK for five consecutive years in an annual survey by Halifax.

    And for Blue Prior residents, desirability goes a stage further.

    The development’s launch over the weekend of March 4 and 5, will offer the first glimpse of this distinctive, design-led scheme where T A Fisher has worked with the local authority to ensure an outstanding look combines with our customary high specification and exceptional quality.

    Blue Prior’s striking, contemporary appearance features a mix of classic red brickwork, white rendered and timber panelled detail and high-ridged and pitched grey tiled roofs.

    Both the external designs and internal layouts offer considerable variation across the 13 homes.

    Plot five has been described as a modern take on the traditional coach house. It is a split level, two bedroom terrace with garage, utility room, cloakroom and lobby below and kitchen/living room, bedrooms and bathroom above.

    Five of the homes feature two double bedrooms where both have en suites and for larger families there are three storey, four bedroom properties.

    Many of the homes offer spacious kitchen/dining/living areas, desired by today’s aspirational families.

    Facilities in the immediate vicinity of Blue Prior include a children’s nursery and a BUPA care home while nearby towns including Fleet, Odiham, Hartley Wintney, offer a vast range of retailers and restaurants.

    Fleet’s new train station can get you to London in 40 minutes and the A287 offers easy access to the M3.

    For more information:

    Visit: http://www.mackenziesmith.co.uk/development/?id=16370

    Contact: MacKenzie Smith on 01252 812121 or email fleet@mackenziesmith.co.uk

  • Horticulture House Acquisition

    The Horticultural Trades Association (HTA) has sold its Theale premises.

    Developer and property investor T A Fisher, based just a few yards away, has acquired Horticulture House in Theale High Street and is offering office occupiers the chance to rent space in the building temporarily while it draws up plans to develop the building.

    T A Fisher has acquired a number of office buildings in the Thames Valley in recent years for redevelopment.

    Until the plans are finalised, 12-month licences are available in the 8,000 sq ft building. Alternatively the 37 car spaces are also available separately to rent.
    For further details please contact Stephen Head of Hicks Baker on 0118 959 6144.

  • Solstice House Comes Into The Spotlight

    The next T A Fisher development to launch will offer both rare investment opportunities and a chance for first time buyers to get stunning apartments at affordable prices.

    Solstice House in Farnborough will be released over the weekend of February 25 and 26 (10am – 4pm).

    Four of the mix of 12 stylish, contemporary apartments at the new building will be available through a special leaseback arrangement with our serviced apartment division, House of Fisher (HOF).

    HOF’s arrangements to provide major corporate companies with long and short stay accommodation, allows investors to own a property without day-to-day tenant issues.

    The other eight apartments are available through the Government’s Help to Buy scheme which offers financial support for first time buyers. All 12 of the apartments are for sale privately.

    Solstice House will have two retail units on the ground floor and one is already pre-let to an estate agent. The building has studio and one-bedroom apartments on the first floor, one-bedroom apartments on the second floor and two penthouses on the third floor; one with two bedrooms and one with three, but both benefitting from amazingly generous roof terraces and fantastic views.

    Each of the 12 apartments has the kind of modern specification demanded by both today’s aspirational tenants and owner occupiers.

    Among a host of features, each has economical heating and hot water plus radiators with individual thermostatic controls.

    Kitchens come complete with all the main appliances including integrated dishwasher, fridge/freezer and washer/dryer. Features of the bathrooms and en suites include half tiled walls and fully tiled showers, ladder style heated chrome towel rails and shaver lights.

    Solstice House presents modern living in a fast-progressing town.

    Farnborough town centre is undergoing an £80 million regeneration. The Meads Shopping Centre has been refurbished with a cinema and restaurants added; the Princes Mead Shopping Centre is nearing the end of a major upgrade with new stores opening and work is underway on the new Horizon Shopping Park.

    Work has also begun on the vast new Farnborough International Exhibition and Conference Centre at Farnborough Airport, home of the biennial Farnborough International Airshow.

    Solstice House is in Victoria Road and is a six-minute walk from Farnborough station where trains reach London Waterloo in just 37 minutes.

    Romans New Homes are dealing with sales. Contact 01344 753110

    For information on investment opportunities through House of Fisher, contact 0118 933 3500.

  • Mortimer To Be Consulted On Proposals For New Homes and Public Open Space

    People in Mortimer are being invited to have their say on proposals for up to 110 new homes on two separate sites in the village which together will provide the community with more than 40 affordable homes and new public open space.
    The purpose of the public consultation event is to ask local residents about where the balance of the 110 new homes that are to be provided in village should be located if, as now seems likely, it is found that they cannot all be accommodated on the preferred draft Neighbourhood Plan site.
    The proposals, which also include land for a school and GP surgery, will be on show at a drop-in event at Mortimer Community Centre on Thursday 26th January from 4pm – 8pm. Members of the project team will be available to discuss the scheme and there will be an opportunity to leave feedback to help shape the plans before they are submitted to West Berkshire Council.
    Approximately 75 of the new homes are proposed for a site behind St John’s Church, and around 35 on land south of West End Road. Forty percent of the houses will be designated as affordable homes, with a portion being available for rent and others being available for shared ownership.
    The proposals are being brought forward by local house builder T A Fisher, in conjunction with the landowner the Englefield Estate. They have been drawn up by architects Pro Vision of Newbury.
    John Fisher, Managing Director of T A Fisher said: “Mortimer’s Neighbourhood Development Plan has already identified one of these two sites as being the preferred location to help meet the village’s need for at least 110 new homes.
    “In looking at the final draft of the Neighbourhood Plan, the examiner was concerned that not all of the 110 homes could be accommodated on the preferred site for landscaping reasons, which means another site would need to be found. As a result, and to make sure we are able to deliver the right number and type of homes in the best places, we have bought forward these latest proposals.
    “That means Mortimer would still be able to meet its target of 110 new homes, with 44 of them being affordable, in appropriate locations close the centre of the village and adjacent to existing development. This would also ensure land for community infrastructure, including a new infant school, and a large area of open space are provided alongside the new homes.
    “The layouts have been carefully drawn up to reflect and enhance the special rural character of the village.”
    “Edward Crookes, Estates Director from Englefield, said: “The Estate has a long history of supporting local communities, and has provided places for people to live, work, learn and play for many years. “As a local landowner, we have been asked to make space available for new homes in Mortimer to help meet the pressing need for new houses. The two areas we put forward have long been identified as potential development sites by West Berkshire Council.
    “These latest proposals also mean we will be able to set aside land which could be used to help Mortimer meet its future needs, for new school buildings and a GP surgery, for example.”
    The proposed scheme also includes three hectares, or seven acres, of public open space for the village.
    Details about the plans, and the exhibition, are also available online at the website