Precious metals and more in Martindale Lane

If you’re looking to buy some silver, sell your gold and restyle your looks at the same time – you can do it all by visiting a new shopping complex in Newark.

Lincoln-based commercial agent  Banks Long & Co today revealed that it has let three units in the town’s Martindale Lane, on the doorstep of a new Asda Superstore, which is the anchor tenant on the neighbouring Beaumond Cross site.

Unit 4 Martindale Lane has been snapped-up by new entrepreneur Matthew Ellerby, who has just “unlocked” the door on Silver Gift Box, a gift shop selling gifts, bears, silver jewellery and fragrances.

Unit 5 is home to the expanding pawnbroker Brown & Gold Ltd, which has recently  invested in taking its name to Lincoln, Gainsborough and Sleaford (also let by Banks Long & Co).

And they are about to be joined by Helen Grove who is putting the finishing touches to her hairdressing salon – Auburn Hair.

Silver Gift Box owner Matthew Ellerby said: “After school and college, I was thinking about going to university, but I changed my mind and decided to set-up my own business.

“I think I have chosen a really good location,  which is also good value.  There aren’t that many jobs available, so I decided to create my own. I am sure I will enjoy working for myself.

“I like gifts and jewellery and the business should be easy to manage.  There is not much competition for real silver jewellery and my mum Andrea is also able to help me,” he added.

Auburn Hair owner Helen Grove is also planning to capitalise on this fast-changing part of Newark.  Helen is launching her latest venture after moving to the area from Norfolk, where she formerly had two hairdressing

Banks Long & Co surveyor Matthew Brooks said: “Martindale Lane is another example of investment into Newark town Centre and also highlights the demand for retail space.

“We have received strong interest in the remaining units there, but we still have availability.”

“Naturally we are happy to talk to people looking for  business premises. All these units have  planning consent for retail, financial and professional services or restaurant use.  The largest unit could also be used by a hot food takeaway business.”