Bracknell ice rink: abandoned site at risk of demolition after being sold a year after it closed

The old Bracknell ice rink sold out exactly one year after it closed and could become warehouses.

The former John Nike Leisuresport at John Nike Way, Binfield, closed on July 14, 2020, after it was revealed that he was no longer financially viable.

It was heavily affected by the coronavirus pandemic and bosses had no choice but to shut it down after announcing major financial problems in May 2020.

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Now the empty building has been bought by Bridges Fund Management and Barwood Capital, who have revealed their vision for the site.

They want to redevelop the site and transform it into an “industrial storage system”, built according to “highly sustainable net zero carbon” specifications.

The existing building would be demolished and replaced with “high quality, energy efficient warehouses, which are currently scarce in the region”.

Edward Henson, Director and Head of Transactions at Barwood Capital, said: “Following the closure of the rink, we are delighted to bring this site back up and running.

“Local businesses in Bracknell looking for warehouse space currently have limited options.

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“Our plan is to deliver to the region of 70,000 square feet of industrial space through the” proposed new scheme will go some way to meet this demand. “

Henry Pepper, Director of Investments at Bridges Fund Management, added: “This well-located site can be positioned to meet strong local industrial and logistics demand.

“Together with Barwood, we will build on our extensive experience of developing premier low-carbon logistics sites to create a program that is both energy efficient and highly sustainable in operation. “

No plan has been submitted to the Bracknell Forest Council at this stage.

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