Brethertons sells Banbury base as it waits to find its ‘forever home’

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Banbury-based property consultancy White Commercial has sold extensive offices at Waterperry Court Banbury acting for Brethertons Solicitors one of the top tier legal 500 firms. Brethertons, which is more than 200 years old, has law offices in Banbury, Bicester, Rugby and central London.

Waterperry Court occupies a landmark site in Banbury opposite Banbury’s main line London to Birmingham
Chiltern Railway. The office scheme, developed by Heron Hi Tech in the 1990’s comprises four modern buildings totalling more than 15,000 sq ft on a site of approximately 0.7 acres.

The site and buildings, formerly the Banbury Station Masters House, have been sold to a residential developer who will look to convert the accommodation to residential. White Commercial is also advising Brethertons leadership team on the relocation of the business to new modern office facilities in Banbury – in keeping with the company’s other regional offices.

Chris White of White Commercial, said: “Having been involved in the original development of the scheme in the early 1990’s, the four self-contained buildings which were adapted to meet the rapid expansion of Brethertons, have now been sold and it is likely that the buildings will be developed for residential flats/accommodation with potential to develop further accommodation within the site’.

Alison McCormack, CEO at Brethertons, confirmed “In early October, we announced we were selling our premises at Waterperry Court in Middleton Road, as we were keen to move into more modern, sleek premises fit for the 21st Century and somewhere where our staff would be delighted to work. As a temporary measure, we have taken a lease on a “pop- up” office in SouthBar, Banbury, which we will occupy until our new “forever home”is ready.

Our customers should rest assured that we have not left the town. We have been here for nearly 30 years and have no plans to relocate elsewhere. The scheduled date for the opening of the Brethertons office on South Bar is 1st December”.