Prezzo take unit in Chippenham

Prezzo, the restaurant group renowned for delicious Italian food, great wines and relaxed atmosphere, opens in Chippenham this October. The arrival of this national restaurant chain is a key milestone in the development of the New Road area. The new restaurant brings a taste of Italy to Chippenham with its authentic menu and elegant décor. Cremilda Marote, Operations Manager for Prezzo, said “We are all very excited about our new site and have worked hard to create a modern yet elegant casual dining experience for our customers. We have something to suit everyone, whether it’s an intimate dinner for two, a group night out, a relaxed family meal or a more formal occasion”. Diners have plenty to explore on the Prezzo menu. For a light bite with friends there’s a great range of starters to share or a delicious superfood … Continued

Joint Venture makes Commercial sense

Two Wiltshire property agencies have reached an agreement for dealing with commercial property. Andrew Martin of Strakers, who have 8 offices in the County, is taking a step back from commercial property transactions to concentrate on Strakers growing development and auctions business. As a result the company has teamed up with commercial property specialist Huw Thomas of Huw Thomas Commercial, who will now provide the full range of commercial property services to Straker’s clients. Based in Chippenham, Huw Thomas has over 25 years of experience of dealing with commercial property in the Wiltshire, Bath and Somerset area. Commenting on the new agreement, Huw Thomas says “Strakers match my ethos of being a well established independent business, who have an excellent reputation and strong client base that I can hopefully provide add value to”. Antony Bulley, Managing Director of Strakers comments … Continued

Chippenham’s most prominent shop to let!

Probably the most prominent shop in Chippenham is being offered to let. Located on New Road, but directly opposite Station Hill, the shop benefits from direct viability from traffic leaving Station Hill coming from the railway station, Wiltshire College, the Olympiad Sports Centre and the Monkton Park estate. Currently trading as Shamrock Linen, the business is closing at the end of the year following the retirement of the business owner. The ground floor retail unit is now being offered by Chippenham commercial property agent Huw Thomas Commercial. The shop extends to approximately 3.131 sq.ft with a frontage to New Road of over 30 ft. Marketing agent Huw Thomas comments “There is no doubt that this shop is highly prominent and will therefore appeal to many retailers. The extensive ground floor area has scope to be used wholly as retail or … Continued

Prominent office building to let in Chippenham

A prominent office building in Chippenham has come to the market as a result of the pending relocation of a successful local business that has recently undergone a management buyout. RTS Consultants will shortly vacate Clift House at the bottom on Langley Road. The building owner has now instructed Huw Thomas Commercial to market the building and seek a new tenant. Clift House occupies a prominent position fronting the mini roundabout at the junction of Langley Road; Foundry Lane, New Road and Park Lane. The building provides office space on the ground, first and second floors with a studio space and storage at basement level. Four car parking spaces are located to the rear of the property. Huw Thomas comments ” Clift House is lovely building that provides good quality office accommodation. It is convenient for the railway station, is … Continued

End of an era for retail shop

A property that has served the people of Chippenham for many years as a retail shop, is now up for sale with planning consent for its redevelopment into 8 flats. Located on Park Lane in the centre of Chippenham, the property was best known as Dentons Hardware store, which for 60 years stocked a vast array of goods and where you could always get the widget or bit of ironmongery that you were looking for. Following the closure of the hardware business in June 2013; the shop was taken over by Funk & Chic Boutique as a clothing fashion shop, before they relocated into the Emery Gate Shopping Centre. The site of the shop was granted planning consent in January for the redevelopment to provide seven 2 bedroom flats and one 1 bedroom flat. The site is now being offered … Continued

New Italian Restaurant for Chippenham

Chippenham is to get a new Italian restaurant following the letting of the former Bridge Brasserie premises in New Road to La Passione. Prior to the Bridge Brasserie, the property was the long standing Little George public house. The Bridge Brasserie closed in September 2014 and Huw Thomas Commercial was instructed by the private Landlord to seek a new tenant for the premises that comprised the ground floor and basement. The upper parts are separate and have recently gained consent for conversion to 6 residential flats. La Passione, based in Chipping Sodbury, had been looking for some time to find a suitable property in which to open a restaurant in Chippenham. The closure of the Bridge Brasserie provided them with the opportunity to acquire an established restaurant property with a number of fixtures and fittings included. Huw Thomas who negotiated … Continued

Expansion for Frome Reclamation

Frome Reclamation have expanded their operation in their home town by acquiring a large warehouse building adjacent to their existing site. Located on Station Approach, the warehouse was formerly part of the Butler Tanner & Dennis printing works. Following a relocation of the remaining part of the printing business, Chippenham based Huw Thomas Commercial was instructed by the site owners to offer for sale the 14,000 sq.ft warehouse building. The site has now been purchased by Frome Reclamation who will be expanding into it. Huw Thomas comments “Located immediately next door to their already cramped existing site, it made sense for Frome Reclamation to acquire the former Butler & Tanner warehouse, so they could expand and have more undercover space. We’re very pleased to have concluded the sale to them”.

Prominent offices to let – Ideal for Train Spotters!!

Following the recent opening of the Sainburys Local store on Station Hill in Chippenham, the first floor refurbished offices above the store are now being offered to let. The prominent office suite benefits from its own independent access from Station Hill and provides open plan modern office space with excellent natural lighting with the large display windows look out over Chippenham Railway Station. The offices are still undergoing refurbishment, but will provide a net internal area of approximately 1,143 sq.ft of office space together with male and female toilets and a kitchen area. They are being offered by way of a new lease at a rental of £17,500pa. Huw Thomas of marketing agent Huw Thomas Commercial comments ” These offices are both highly prominent and highly accessible particularly to the train station. You can virtually see the train coming into … Continued

Major refurbishment and rebrand for large Chippenham unit

For 25 years an industrial unit on the Bumper Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham was home to workers manufacturing components for the motor industry. The property was originally occupied by Avon Rubber and more recently by DTR VMS, who have now relocated to Trowbridge. The large building close to the entrance to the Bumper Farm Estate is now nearing a major refurbishment both internally and externally. Pending completion of the work in March, the Landlord has instructed Huw Thomas Commercial in Chippenham to offer the building to let. To complement the marketing, the property has been re-branded as “The Hub”, to emphasise it’s potential as a major industrial or warehouse facility. The building extends to a total of approximately 87,777 sq.ft but does have the potential to be sub divided into 2 units, with each unit being self contained with … Continued

Expensys secure in Bank House

Huw Thomas Commercial, acting jointly with Humberts, has completed the letting of Bank House in Chippenham to Escalus Software Systems Ltd trading as Expensys. The expense management company have relocated and expanded from their previous offices at Bumpers Farm, Chippenham. Bank House dates back to 1873 and is a prominent detached building on Bath Road, close to Chippenham town centre. Expensys have taken a new lease on approximately 2,144 sq.ft of office space spread over the ground, first and second floors of the building. Bank House also benefits from its own private car park at the rear of the property. A spokesperson for Expensys comments “Continued expansion of ExpenSys has required more space and greater security and the new location will be able to provide both for some time to come. With staff and visitor parking on site, and only … Continued