Tom Gibbons has acquired the Somerset franchise from web-based commercial property agency, Cobux; . Tom is a very well-known character across the South West and the UK commercial property markets, having formerly been a Director of Lambert Smith Hampton’s Bristol office as well as continuing to run his own commercial property acquisition and occupier consultancy business (T G Commercial). The other Directors of the company, Phil Wade, Geoff Revell and Darren Clapp are well known respected property specialists in the county and bring a wealth of knowledge, enthusiasm and contacts to the business.
The franchise covers the whole of Somerset including North Somerset, Sedgemoor, Mendip, Taunton Deane, West Somerset and South Somerset areas. Tom is based just outside Weston-super-Mare and therefore is ideally located to serve the area especially with all the new development and occupier activity on the M5 corridor.
The new business has been set up to offer an enhanced commercial agency presence in the region and has made immediate gains, having been appointed as letting and sales agent on a variety of schemes in the area, including existing facilities in Bridgwater, Highbridge and Weston super Mare, aswell as development land in Taunton, Highbridge and Weston Super Mare – the latter where the town is seeing a new speculative small business scheme known as WestONE shortly to be under construction by owners Landmore Developments, which is adjacent to the M5 motorway at junction 21. Significantly, the agency has just been appointed as letting agents on the Weston Industrial Estate, acting jointly with Stephens & Co and CBRE on behalf of the owners, Legal & General. The 74 unit scheme is the largest and most prestigious scheme in the region, and boasts the likes of Bradfords Building Supplies, Screwfix and Rexel UK as tenants. Units are currently available from 1,200 to 40,000 sq ft of highly prominent accommodation.