2-4 Darwin Close

Reading, RG2 0RB

72,903 sq ft
For Sale
Industrial / Development / Open Storage / Land

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Former council warehouse & offices available for sale with potential for alternative commercial use / upgrade / conversion or redevelopment

Property Type Industrial / Development / Open Storage / Land
Tenure For Sale
Size 72,903 sq ft
Business Rates £1.52 per sq ft
Energy Performance Rating This property has been graded as B (47)

Key Features

  • Offers invited on an unconditional and subject to planning basis
  • Of interest to developers, investors and owner occupiers
  • Located in an established commercial area in south Reading
  • Freehold
  • Closing date for offers: 5pm Friday 9th April 2021


The property is situated approximately 3 miles to the south of Reading town centre in the south Reading commercial area at the junction of Darwin Close and Commercial Road.

Vehicular access is good with the roads suitable for HGV access. Junction 11 of the M4 is 1.5 miles south of the property and is accessed via the A33 Reading Relief Road.


The property comprises a depot with a 6-storey office developed in the early 1970s totalling 72,903 sq ft on approximately 1.06 acre.

Please refer to photos and plans within the Particulars of Sale for further information.

The Site

A copy of an Ordnance Survey extract plan accompanying these particulars of sale shows the approximate boundaries of the site edged in red.

The total site area is approximately 0.43 hectares (1.06 acres).

We would refer you to the photographs of the site within the particulars of sale for further information.


All mains services are believed to be connected or available for connection but any buyer must satisfy themselves as to availability and capacity of such services with the supply companies.


The property is to be sold with vacant procession.


The property lies in Core Employment Area policy EM2.


The property is held freehold under legal title BK48074.

Purchaser’s Legal and Professional Fees

The purchaser will pay the vendor’s reasonable legal and professional fees.

Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by way of informal, non-binding tender with the vendor reserving the right not to accept the highest or any offer and also reserving the right to withdraw the property from sale or to vary the method of sale at any time without notice.

Written offers for the property are invited by 5pm on Friday 9th April 2021.

Offers to be submitted electronically to: neilseager@haslams.co.uk

Local voluntary organisations are invited to submit their proposals by 5pm on Friday 9th April 2021. Applications and accompanying documents should be sent by email to the Councils Voluntary Sector Support Team to the following email address: Alistair.Dowlman@reading.gov.uk.

Late bids will not be considered.

Please refer to the particulars of sale for further details on the Method of Sale.

Technical Information Pack

A copy of the Technical Information Pack can be obtained on application from Haslams Surveyors LLP. Please call 0118 921 1515 for access details.


All enquiries should be directed to the vendor’s sole agent: Haslams Surveyors LLP.

Viewings of the property will be strictly by appointment only.

Viewings of the property will take place on Thursday 25th February 2021 and Thursday 4th March 2021 from 11am to 1pm. Viewings will be in 15 minute slots. Please contact Tanya Le Sueur on 0118 921 1515 tanyalesueur@haslams.co.uk to book.

Please note parts of the property will be unavailable to view due to confidentiality

Please note that parties must not enter the property outside the block viewing times without our prior authority and any inspection of the site is at the prospective purchaser’s risk.

Please note neither the vendor nor the agent accept any responsibility for any loss or injury caused while carrying out a site visit. Please also see our Covid statement below.

Covid and Property Viewings

If any member of either the party viewing is showing symptoms of coronavirus or is self-isolating, then a physical viewing must be delayed. All viewings should take place by appointment only.

We encourage people to do their property searching online. Initial viewings should be done virtually wherever this is possible and physical viewings should only be conducted where buyers or tenants are seriously considering making an offer on a property.

Viewings must be conducted by appointment only and will last no longer than 15 minutes

When viewing a property, all parties must wash their hands both prior and after the viewing. Hand sanitizer will be made available where possible. You need to avoid touching surfaces where possible.

Haslams and their client will not supply to use of any personal protective equipment to you such as gloves or masks. Masks are a mandatory requirement.

Haslams and their client will ask you to restrict the number of people (maximum of 2 in total plus the agent and security (if applicable)) who accompany you on a viewing so that social distancing can be practiced.

Haslams and their client will continue to accompany clients on a viewing but follow social distancing rules at all times.

The following health screening assessment prior to viewings will also apply:

1. Ask health screening questions for Covid symptoms to people viewing
2. Record names and contact number of visitors for track and trace by signing in with you or FM on site
3. Use hand gel before entering
4. Keep 2m apart at all times
5. Wear a face covering during visit
6. Where possible avoid touching door handles for example use elbows to open doors