Great start to the year for retail in Shrewsbury

Cooper Green Pooks Commercial Property Consultants of Shrewsbury report the recent letting of two retail properties in the town centre.

Bellstone welcomes an artisan baker with 5 Bellstone, Shrewsbury, SY1 1HU being let to “Bakehouse 2.0”, a new venture for Dominic Schoenstadt, the former head baker of ‘The Shrewsbury Bakehouse’.

Dominic, who was mentored by the now retired Ludlow food festival award winning artisan baker Sheila Sager, said “After an 18 month search the perfect location has become available. The bakery is located across from the Shrewsbury Market hall and we will be baking a large selection of breads 5 days a week. We specialise in long fermented breads which are made with organic flours some of which are grown and milled locally. We are aiming to open on the 1st of March and we are very much looking forward to catching up with friends old and new.”

Formerly trading as florists, 5 Bellstone is part of a block of shops and offices constructed in the local mock-Tudor style. With a sales area of 29 sq m (312 sq ft) it was offered to let on a new lease at an asking rent of £9,750 pa.

The new tenant at 25 Claremont Street, Shrewsbury, SY1 1QE is Amplifon, the world’s leading hearing specialist and a trusted resource for hearing care for 65 years with 3 million customers worldwide.

Amplifon offers qualified Hearing Aid Audiologists who provide expert advice, the latest invisible digital hearing aid technology and a personalised service that’s tailored to each individual. Free hearing tests and trials are available at all of the company’s 200 corporately owned branches across the UK & Ireland.

Forming part of the Shrewsbury Market Hall block of shops, offices and the retail market, 25 Claremont Street adjoins Subway, Specsavers, Nationwide, etc. and occupies a busy position with on-street parking to the front. Totalling about 74 sq m, the premises were available at an asking rent of £18,500 pa.

Alice Walton of Cooper Green Pooks, who handled the lettings, said “We are delighted to have arranged these lettings. We wish Dominic well with his new venture at 5 Bellstone, which was let following a very brief marketing period and we are confident that Amplifon will thrive in their new location. Retail premises in this area and Shrewsbury town centre generally are in demand and we would encourage prospective tenants to contact us to discuss their requirements.”