Strong demand for small units in Calne

Early in 2020, Calne-based business Total Connections took the opportunity to consolidate their business from five small units at Porte Marsh Workshops in Calne, into one larger one on Clark Avenue on the Porte Marsh Estate. Wiltshire Council, as owner of Porte Marsh Workshops, then instructed Chippenham-based Huw Thomas Commercial to find new occupiers for

Beauty is in the eye of the…. landlord?

As a fairly traditional male, I’ve been having my hair cut by the same barber for many years now. He’s a traditional old fashioned gent’s hairdresser that does what’s required to my thinning locks! Just up the road however is Turkish barber who has built a strong client base with his sharp cuts of hair

Strong end to 2019 for Huw Thomas Commercial

There’s usually a push from tenants and purchasers to get deals completed before Christmas and 2019 proved to be no different. Despite the distraction of the General Election, parties concentrated on ensuring transactions were completed before the holiday period. Huw Thomas Commercial was delighted to be involved with these deals. On the Bumpers Farm Industrial

Batt Broadbent relocate in Chippenham

Wiltshire based legal practice Batt Broadbent are expanding their office in Chippenham by relocating to 65 St Mary Street. The location is the traditional “professional” street in the town, with adjacent occupiers including fellow lawyers Forrester Sylvester Mackett and accountants Pearson May. The period building will provide the firm with over 3,000 sq.ft of office

No summer holiday for the industrial market!

The month of August is traditionally a quiet month in the property market when applicants, agents and solicitors go on holiday, meaning that usually very few deals are agreed and completed during the month. August this year however was been very different, with a number of deals completed during the month by Huw Thomas Commercial.

Town centre land available

A rare opportunity has arisen to acquire freehold land and buildings in Melksham town centre. The owners of The Old Stable Market, just off the High Street, have made a decision to retire and sell their site. Chippenham-based commercial property consultancy Huw Thomas Commercial has been instructed to market the property. Old Stable Market provides

Somerset investment sold

Despite the current economic uncertainty, commercial property investments are still keenly sought after by investors. Chippenham-based Huw Thomas Commercial property consultancy has just sold a retail investment in the Somerset town of Midsomer Norton for in excess of its guide price. The High Street shop is let to the regional charity Dorothy House Foundation on

The successful retail sector that doesn’t get mentioned!

When talking of the retail market, the media headlines have been for high profile failures and High Street names in trading difficulties such as House of Fraser, Debenhams, Poundworld, HMV, Toys’R’Us to name just a few. What the media have not picked up, or perhaps they just prefer bad news stories, is the resurgence of

Beck & Pollitzer Engineering relocate to Chippenham

The shortage of supply of industrial and warehouse units in Wiltshire has been well documented for some time now. In the City of Bath the problem is even worse. The demand on land for high value uses such as student housing, hotel and residential apartments has led to a number of former industrial and warehouse

Early year success with sale of Devizes industrial unit

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

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

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

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

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

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,

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

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

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

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.

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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,

Woods Group expands in Chippenham

Chippenham based Woods Group, charity fundraising and support services specialists, have increased their presence in the town by taking on a further warehouse building on the Bumpers Farm estate. The Company who already occupy a number of buildings on the estate, have taken the opportunity to expand at Chippenham Trade Centre where they already occupy

Prominent Showroom Premises Available

Huw Thomas Commercial has been instructed jointly with Humberts to market a prominent showroom and warehouse building immediately opposite Chippenham Railway Station. The extensive property extends to a total of approximately 10,300 sq.ft and has the benefit of its own on site parking. The building is availabel as a whole or sub-divided into sections. Huw

Variety of units available in Bath

Chippenham based commercial property consultancy, Huw Thomas Commercial, has been instructed on a number of industrial/warehouse units in Bath. Standard Life Investments have instructed the agency to offer Unit 12 The Maltings on Brassmill Lane. The property is 3.899 sq.ft and has recently been refurbished internally. It is now offered on a new lease for

Two Units let in Melksham

Chippenham based Huw Thomas Commercial; acting on behalf of national property owner Hansteen, has let 2 industrial units on the Bowerhill Industrial Estate in Melksham, Wiltshire. The two adjoining units have both been let to Plastic Engineering Solutions Ltd who have relocated from elsewhere in Melksham. The company already has other units on the Bowerhill

Doorway charity relocate in Chippenham

Chippenham based charity Doorway, who provide help and advice to the homeless in north Wiltshire, have relocated in central Chippenham. The Charity had been based in The Causeway in Chippenham for 4 years in a building that was being marketed for sale. When a sale was eventually agreed, Doorway were given only a short period

Huber expands on Bumpers Farm, Chippenham

Huw Thomas Commercial, acting on behalf of Standard Life Investments Ltd, has let a unit on Brunel Park, Chippenham to Huber, allowing them to extend their occupation on the estate. Huber already occupy a large unit on Brunel Park, but have taken on a further 2,000 sq.ft for additional storage.    

Proposed Business Rate Reforms

A group of MP’s comprising the business innovation skills committee has called for a “wholesale review of business rates”. Huw Thomas commercials opinion is that a review is long overdue, as the current system is outdated and detrimental to many businesses. A review of paying rates on vacant property is also urgently required.

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