Top trade counter brands head to Ashbourne

Two major tool, accessories and hardware retailers have moved in at Ashbourne’s Waterside Park.

National brands Screwfix and Toolstation have taken over the former Countrywide Country Store in a double deal, brokered by Salloway Property Consultants.

The deal comes after planning permission was granted to allow the building to be split into two 4,400 sq ft units and for the permitted use to be changed.

Salloway’s Hugo Beresford, who represented the landlord, is very pleased with the outcome.

“We had a tenant lined up to take the whole building but the deal failed to materialise and so I advised my client that splitting the space was the way to go. Once that decision had been made, terms were quickly agreed with both occupiers”.

Beresford added “the planning process was not straight-forward but permission came through and I’m delighted to have been able to secure two high quality tenants for our client”.

Richard Pigott (Planning & Design Practice Ltd) represented the Landlord in respect of the planning application and Sharon Lowe (Geldards LLP) in respect of the lease documentation.