Before the end of January, Huw Thomas Commercial has completed their first freehold disposal of the year.

Located on the Hopton Industrial Estate in Devizes, the Glenmore Centre is a development of modern industrial units. Unit 9 has been sold to Devizes Fire Protection Ltd to facilitate their expansion as their business in the area grows.

The end of terrace unit provides ground floor workshop and storage space of approximately 921 sq.ft (85.63 sq.m) and first floor offices of approximately 892 sq.ft (82.87 sq.m).

Huw Thomas, who sold the unit on behalf of a private client, comments “With so few units of this nature available in the market, we had a number of parties expressing interest in this unit. Devizes Fire Protection Ltd is a very successful and expanding local company and I was delighted to agree terms with them for the purchase. The good level of existing fit out in the unit means they can move straight in with little work to do.”

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, but I’m delighted for Selina and Phillipa that everything is now in place and they can start their exciting new venture.”

The property provides approximately 1,955 sq.ft over two floors with an extensive car park at the rear and has been let on a new lease. Work is now underway to provide consulting rooms on the ground floor with office and ancillary space on the first floor.