Commercial property in Bracknell
Bracknell is a town in the county of Berkshire that has a population of around 77,256.
Bracknell was designated as a ‘new town’ in the aftermath of the Second World War to house families from Greater London that had been displaced by air raids. It quickly expanded from being a small village/town to a large town with tens of thousands of residents. A renovation project began in Bracknell in 2011 to modernise and redevelop the town, making it the first post war ‘new town’ to have been regenerated.
Bracknell is just half an hour’s drive from nearby city Reading, or a 20-minute train journey. It’s around an hour’s journey via train to Central London, making it a great place for businesses and commuters who need regular access to the capital to be based. It’s also just half an hour from Heathrow Airport, or around 20 minutes from local Blackbushe Airport for domestic or short-haul flights.
Home to many international companies, Bracknell is where tech businesses including Panasonic, Fujitsu, Dell, Hewlett Packard Enterprise, Siemens, Vodafone and food giant Waitrose have chosen to build their headquarters. The town used to be a prominent manufacturing centre, but this has mostly disappeared since the 1980s.