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

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