EhB Commercial Acquires New Silverstone Headquarters For Luxury Car Manufacturer


A Leamington firm of commercial property consultants has been instrumental in a Coventry manufacturer of bespoke luxury cars moving its operations to Silverstone.

David Brown Automotive, which started out as a design studio and grew to three separate sites in Coventry, wanted to consolidate its manufacturing and office-based departments under one roof and asked ehB Commercial to find a new site.

Nicholas Evans, a director of ehB Commercial, said his firm located the new-build on a business park just outside the racing circuit, which was an ideal location for the motor manufacture and its 25-strong workforce.

Managing director David Brown said: “Ehb Commercial were incredibly professional and provided a great service in order to secure an excellent facility in the UK’s most prestigious automotive location. With our state of the art 18,000 sq. ft. new premises, we have the ability to be more agile, more efficient and increase the build volumes for both of our cars.”

He said that Silverstone would enable the company to construct between eight and ten of its £594,000 Speedback GT (inspired by the classic design hues of the Sixties) cars each year; and up to 100 of its £90,000 Mini Remastered cars, including the two limited production special editions, ‘Inspired by Monte Carlo’ and ‘Inspired by Café Racers’.

“From a marketing perspective, our new location opens us up to many great local and national events, contacts and societies, as well as being in direct access to London and the international community,” he said.

Mr Brown said the move to Silverstone was an exciting milestone for the business, which had grown significantly since the Speedback GT prototype’s launch in 2014.

“Of course, Silverstone’s heritage as the home of British Motorsport and the only full Grand Prix circuit in the UK is hugely advantageous too. We’re proud of our partnerships with a number of British suppliers, and the chance to grow alongside an even wider supplier network around Silverstone is something we’re equally proud of.

“Our Silverstone facility provides the perfect base to take the company to its next stage. Not only is it in a fantastic location geographically, but has a wealth of the country’s best automotive specialists and suppliers on our doorstep. We are building a brand with real longevity and a customer base from all over the world. We are an ambitious company and have many exciting plans for new projects and future growth in 2018 and beyond,” he said.

Our Surveying Team

Simon Hain

Simon Hain has worked as a commercial property consultant in Leamington Spa since 1984 and has been very active within the local community and is a former chairman of Leamington and District Round Table and trustee of various local charities. Simon specialises in Commercial Agency, Development, Acquisitions and Corporate Property Advice and is a director of ehB Reeves.

Nick Evans

Nick is a Chartered Surveyor who has worked in Leamington Spa since 1992. Born in Warwick, Nick is a Fellow of the RICS, Registered Valuer, RICS Accredited Mediator and former Chairman of the RICS Coventry and Warwickshire Local Association. Nick generally concentrates on Valuation and Professional / Landlord and Tenant work as well as Investments and Corporate Property Advice for clients and is a director of ehB Reeves.  

Scott Blake

Scott is a Chartered Surveyor having worked in general practice surveying in the West Midlands area since 1991 and mainly within the Coventry and Warwickshire area. He has a wide range of experience dealing with commercial property matters including professional valuation services for private and corporate clients, other professional work including rent reviews, lease renewals, business rate appeals as well as commercial agency investment acquisitions and disposals. Scott is a director of ehB Reeves.

Stuart Gregory

Stuart heads our property management department working closely with clients to maximise returns from their property assets. He advises a number of private investors, high net worth individuals, property companies, pension funds and organisations with a charitable status, dealing with all aspects of the management of their property investments. Stuart is a Chartered Surveyor with over 25 years’ experience in Landlord & Tenant and general practice work in the West Midlands and Warwickshire. He joined Reeves & Partners in 2001 and is a Director of the firm.  

Robert Hawkins

Robert is a Chartered Surveyor with extensive experience in the property business, having worked on both sides of the fence, as adviser and client, in all market sectors and on properties and portfolios large and small. He enjoys dealing with all aspects of commercial property and acting for all types of client.

Sam Hain

Sam Hain joined us in the summer of 2017, shortly after graduating from the University of the West of England, Bristol with a BA (Hons) in Politics and International Relations

Sam started work in asset management department, working as a graduate asset manager and is now very active in the agency department. Having obtained an MSc degree in Real Estate Management, Sam has started his assessment of professional competence (APC) - the on-the-job training scheme graduates need to complete to qualify as a chartered surveyor and hopes to qualify in the winter of 2023.

Sam grew up in Warwickshire and attended Warwick School and outside of work, he enjoys playing golf and football and is a Coventry City supporter.

Oliver Shelley

Oliver joined us at the start of 2023, shortly after graduating from the University of Nottingham and Trent with a BSc (Hons) in Real Estate Management. Oliver started work in the agency department and also assists in aspects of asset management as well as professional services. Oliver will soon be starting his assessment of professional competence (APC) – the on-the-job training scheme graduates need to complete to qualify as a chartered surveyor. Oliver grew up in Solihull and attended Solihull School and outside of work, he enjoys playing tennis going to the gym and cooking healthy meals.

Phil Harvey

Having joined Reeves & Partners in 2011, Phil has over 18 years’ experience in the Property industry specialising in Commercial Property Management. Phil works closely with a wide range of clients including private investment companies, pension fund operators and religious organisations advising on all aspects of Property and asset management. Phil is an experienced and valued member of the Property Management team and has acted across a wide range of property sectors including residential, industrial, office and retail. Outside of the office, Phil enjoys music, reading and Formula One.

Nigel Grugeon

Nigel is a Chartered Surveyor with over 40 years' experience in General Practice. Originally with a background in commercial property he has for many years concentrated on providing general consultancy advice to his many charity clients throughout the UK, occasionally involving properties in Ireland, France, Belgium and Italy. Nigel’s work covers a wide range of activities associated with charity owned properties which include the sales and acquisitions of substantial Estates, of properties in the healthcare and education sectors as well as development land and conventional domestic residences. Formerly based in the City of London, Nigel joined Reeves & Partners in 2010 adding his many clients to the firm's already substantial charity client base.