Shoe Zone will take possession of the 4,047 sq ft unit adjoining Greggs in February, and open in March 2020.
The Churchmanor Estates Company Plc submitted a new planning application to increase the size of the Food Hall on 31 December 2019. Their commitment to invest in the local road system remains as before.
Greggs opened for Christmas trading in part of the former PoundWorld unit. The adjoining unit is under offer.
Magnet have opened their new 3,605 sq ft showroom on Seamer Road Retail Park. The adjoining 2,300 sq ft is being marketed for a retail or café/coffee shop use.
Phase 2 will be held in 2020 and 2021.
The committee report listed my submission about why shops are left empty due to “vacant rates”, but the Conclusion and Recommendations were on a far grander scale. The detail within the submissions from rating experts is a true education on the subject, and I would urge landlords and tenants to make their views known during the second stage.
The Accessible Retail Conference speakers all used “sustainability” as their theme, whether it was retailers, consultants or architects.
A good day to promote instructions, and to learn about current requirements, at the same time as meeting old friends.
Stripping-out works have commenced on the former PoundWorld unit prior to the main subdivision contract. This will allow Greggs to be trading by Christmas.
Practical Completion of the subdivision works will allow handover to Magnet to fit-out and trade in a new 3,580 sq ft showroom by the end of the year. The adjoining 2,300 sq ft is being marketed for a retail or café/coffee shop use.
A good day to promote Colchester, Stane Retail Park and other instructions, and to learn about current requirements, at the same time as meeting old friends.
Planning permission has been obtained for the subdivision of the former Brantano and stripping-out works have commenced prior to the main contract. This will allow two new tenants to be trading in the summer. Announcement on the fascias to be made shortly.
The Treasury Committee are in the middle of an inquiry into Business Rates to scrutinise how Government policy has impacted business.
Deadlines for submission are 2 April 2019.
The committee are aware of my News Item from July 2018 and I have been asked to update and submit my comments on the Inquiry website. I would urge all landlords and tenants to make their views known.