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  Charters, Sunningdale, Berkshire

Built regardless of expense in 1937 for the industrialist Frank Parkinson, Charters was one of the last 'Stately Homes'. Charters is one of the most important 'Art Deco' domestic buildings in Europe. The magnificent gardens and grounds of approximately 25 acres provide a 'secret haven' from the outside world and an almost perfect setting for the 30,000 sq.ft. Grade 2 listed mansion.

From the early 1950's Charters was used as a secret research establishment for Vickers, makers of the Spitfire fighter plane, who subsequently sold it to de Beers Industrial Diamonds who continued their predecessors high security control of the estate for almost twenty years.

Having restored the grounds during the past three years, Sabre are now at the development stage of the buildings themselves. The development includes the removal of all later additions to the mansion - the recreation of its west wing. Two newly designed and important buildings will provide a further 32 apartments including four dramatic penthouses and four state of the art duplex apartments.

Owners will be able to enjoy a billiards room and health spa complete with treatment rooms and Turkish bath, whilst their every need and security will be provided by a full 24/7 concierge service.

The completed scheme will total some 120,000 sq ft.