New Veterinary Practice for Chippenham

Chippenham is to get a new veterinary practice, following completion of the letting of 41 -42 New Road. The property has been let by Huw Thomas Commercial to Chalkland Vets Ltd who are currently fitting out the property and aim to open for business in April 2019. The owners of the practice, Selina Walters and Phillipa Hunt, are small animal specialists and with more and more houses being built and planned in and around Chippenham, saw the opportunity to set up their new business in the town. Having been granted planning consent for a change of use on the former office building, the lease was completed in January. Huw Thomas of Huw Thomas Commercial comments: “The property is a Listed Building so, aside from Change of Use, the vets required Listed Building consent that took longer than anticipated to obtain, … Continued

Town centre office space let

A first floor office suite in the centre of Chippenham has been let to Olive Branch Counselling who are relocating within the town. The suite of 1,299sq ft within Saxon Court on Gladstone Road was let by Huw Thomas Commercial on behalf of the property’s owner, and comes with on site parking at the rear of the property. Letting agent Huw Thomas comments: “Olive Branch were looking to relocate from their long standing office in New Road, Chippenham. They wanted to stay in the town centre; be accessible to public transport and ideally have some parking spaces. Saxon Court met all their wishes and our client is delighted to have them as a tenant.” Olive Branch Counselling are a professional counselling agency that aims to provide a safe, secure and confidential environment in which to address any issues that are … Continued

New Micropub for Chippenham

Chippenham is to get its first “micropub” thanks to a letting recently completed by Huw Thomas Commercial. The Prince of Wales Micropub will open at 8 Station Hill in the centre of Chippenham. Micropubs have become fashionable in recent years with local ones already open in Pewsey and Devizes. The new venture will be run by Tom Kyte, who is well known locally for his involvement with the local branch of the Campaign for Real Ale and being part of the organising committee for the annual Chippenham Beer Festival. Huw Thomas comments “I am delighted to have been able ale to help Tom realise his dream of opening a new micropub in Chippenham. The letting is part of a rejuvenation that Station Hill is currently experiencing with new tattoo parlour and Thai massage parlour also having opened there recently.  A … Continued

Huw Thomas Commercial named Chippenham Small Business of the Year 2018

Specialist commercial property consultancy Huw Thomas Commercial has been named Chippenham’s 2018 “Small Business of the Year”.   The Award was given as part of the Chippenham Business Awards organised by Chippenham BID and sponsored by solicitors Awdry Bailey & Douglas. Established in Chippenham in October 2013, the business has become the market leader for commercial property advice in and around Chippenham, dealing with the whole range of commercial properties.   Kathryn Crosweller from the Chippenham BID states “Huw Thomas Commercial has become the go-to commercial property company in Chippenham. The entry for the Chippenham Business Awards 2018 showed an impressive level of growth in the company and was supported with evidence and examples. The judges were impressed by Huw Thomas Commercial’s application and it didn’t take too long to identify this company as the winner of the Small Business … Continued

Activity continues on Bumpers Farm

Despite ongoing issues with peak time traffic flow, the Bumpers Farm Industrial Estate in Chippenham continues to be popular with companies both looking to set up and expand. Huw Thomas Commercial has recently been involved with a number of deals on the Estate. The Works, a new business specialising in hair extensions and teeth whitening, has taken Unit 4 Syms Yard, close to the entrance to the Estate. The business is already proving very successful, with on site parking being a particular benefit.       Also at Syms Yard, established business Bumpers Farm Garage has recently taken a new lease on Unit 1 of approximately 2,400 sq.ft to facilitate their expansion.                   Further into the Estate, Unit A1 DANLERS Business Centre has recently been let to Catch 22 Charity who provide … Continued

Chippenham Investment Property Sold

  After competitive bidding, Huw Thomas Commercial has sold a freehold retail and office investment property in central Chippenham. Situated in the prime professional area the Market Place, number 57 is occupied by Hulbert Richardson estate agents on the ground floor and Jeary & Lewis Solicitors on first and second floors.  The total income generated by the property is £20,500 per annum. Huw Thomas comments: “The investment market remains strong for well located properties. Both the tenants in this building have been there a long time and are well established local businesses. The opportunity to acquire the freehold interest created good interest in the market and competitive bidding. I was very pleased to be able to complete a sale to a local investor”. The Guide Price for the property was £225,000.  

Offices available in and out of Chippenham

Huw Thomas Commercial has recently been instructed to offer vacant office suites in both central Chippenham and out of town. In the town centre, Morris Court at the rear of 40 New Road had recently been redecorated and had new carpet laid so is in excellent order. The office suite totals approximately 1,180 sq.ft over ground and first floors and comes with 3 parking spaces. The building is with 5 minutes walk of Chippenham’s mainline railway station so is likely to be attractive to companies wishing to benefit from its excellent communications. The suite is available on a new lease at a rental of £17,500 per annum. Out of town, Huw Thomas Commercial has been instructed on a modern ground floor office suite at B2 Methuen South on the Bath Road.  While outside of the central area, the office is … Continued

Rare Pewsey Business Unit Available

With little business space available in the Marlborough and Pewsey area, good interest is anticipated in a high quality unit has just come to the market on the Salisbury Road Industrial Estate in Pewsey. The modern unit has been subject to an extensive internal fit out by the current owners to a laboratory area with anti – static flooring;  impressive Board room with three zone lighting controls; flood proof server room; toilets and shower; open plan first floor office; fitted kitchen and a balcony area. Externally are 10 parking spaces. The marketing agent Huw Thomas of Huw Thomas Commercial comments “Unit 23 has been exceptionally well fitted out by the current owners and provides a high quality working environment.  The unit is also flexible in that in can be used for a variety of uses to include research & development; … Continued

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