Fore Street Boosted By New Lets
Trowbridge town centre has received a welcome boost, with two new businesses opening at a key location.
The county town has seen deals signed on two central premises through landlords HPH Commercial Property at 59a and 60 Fore Street.
Minerva Publishing Ltd, a publishing company which produces a range of lifestyle magazines for towns across the UK, has committed to a 6 year lease on 59a Fore Street moving its team of staff from previous offices in Corston on the outskirts of Bath.
The move by Minerva, and the opening of a new nail bar Trowbridge Nails at 60 Fore Street within the same property, means that all units within the building are now fully occupied for the first time in 3 years.
Lindsay Holdoway, Managing Director of HPH Commercial Property which owns several office and retail units in the town said, “We’re delighted to be welcoming two new businesses into Trowbridge which will hopefully give an extra boost to the town centre.
“Trowbridge town centre is a superb location to set up a business and Fore Street has always been a sought after location. We wish both Minerva and [nail bar] much success in their separate ventures.”
“Obviously it’s important for town centre units to be occupied and we hope that these new lets is a sign that the recovery in Trowbridge is well underway.”
David Baker, President of Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce added, “After suffering disappointing setbacks for businesses and developments in Trowbridge over the last few years, it is extremely encouraging to feel an air of optimism locally. I would like to believe that we are at last on the road to recovery and I would like to think we can afford to be more optimistic about our future.”
Lindsay Holdoway added: “The current economic climate is proving challenging for many market towns and we are working with the Town Council to help improve the overall retail environment in Trowbridge and particularly Fore Street.”
Carter Jonas acted as the agent in both instances.