Double opening completes retail line-up at Portishead Marina

The final space has been let within Sixty8 at the Marina, a landmark mixed-use development in Portishead, with two new tenants now trading at the waterfront site in coffee and bakery Mokoko and high-end fish and chip restaurant SeaRock.

Hartnell Taylor Cook and Alder King were brought in as joint agents to let the final retail and leisure units at Sixty8 in the summer of 2018 – the development, an eye catching six-storey building also including 69 apartments, was completed in 2012 by Crest Nicholson.

In March 2018, independent bar The Siren’s Calling joined long-term tenants Co-operative and Costa, but 4,578 sq ft remained unlet prior to the completion of the two deals.

James Woodard, director at Hartnell Taylor Cook, said: “This a genuine win-win. Mokoko and SeaRock have secured excellent spaces enjoying an incredible aspect to the waterside in a vibrant town, and both are already proving popular. For the people of Portishead, they’ve now got two brilliant operators bringing a great offering to the area.

“Portishead as a town has been going great guns for some time. There are very few retail vacancies, and when they do come up demand is strong.  It is always exciting to bring quality regional, and emerging operators to the town to continue that positivity.”

Rebecca Harries, Alder King added “The two new lettings have transformed the area, giving residents two new attractive places to eat and drink on the marina. We have achieved a great tenant mix here now on good lease terms for our clients. A great result all round.”

Mokoko is widely regarded as one of the most exciting young operators in the competitive coffee and bakery fields, with two locations in Bath and one at Bristol’s food and drink destination Wapping Wharf. SeaRock is an independent start-up, comprising a seafood restaurant and fish & chip takeaway.