Bracknell under construction with large crane and part-built buildings

Bracknell has come a long way since 2003

It said the move had been prompted by a need to better manage the growing number of development opportunities in its portfolio, including the redevelopment of Bracknell town centre in Berkshire, which L&G is still building in phases 16 years on.

Meanwhile, a consortium made up of Pillar Property’s Hercules Unit Trust, Morley Fund Management and Morley and Capital & Regional’s Junction partnership paid Kingfisher £695m for the largest-ever retail parks portfolio.

Yup, £695m. How times have changed.