Kings Heath High Street experiencing retail upturn

Bond Wolfe managing director James Mattin

Property agents Bond Wolfe have helped fill up a parade of shops on the busy Kings Heath High Street.

Its latest letting is 18 Alcester Road South, which was formerly occupied by outdoor goods shop Oswald Bailey, closed following the family firm’s sale to Blacks Outdoors Group, which runs Millets.

It has been taken by a local estate agent on a five year lease.

The two storey outlet has 785 sq ft of retail space on the ground floor and an office/storage area above.

Bond Wolfe managing director James Mattin said: “Properties in this parade have historically been rarely available due to long term leases.

“However, the downturn and the expiry of these leases left a few gaps which we are now managing to fill. Indeed, we have recently concluded the letting of the former Post Office to a dessert parlour, number 30, which is now a jewellers, while number 20 is about to be let to a coffee shop operator, meaning the whole parade is once again fully let.”

Other occupiers include Lloyds Pharmacy, Lloyds TSB, and Sainsbury’s.