The South West planning team, based out of our Bristol hub office, recently secured consent for a trade retail unit to be used as retail, storage, distribution and offices.
The 1375 sq. m site, owned by property investment company Cooper Estates Development Ltd, had been occupied by HSS Tool Hire until November 2020.
The unit’s proposed new occupier is a wholesale distributor and supplier of security and audio-visual equipment. Sales will take place from the site, both commercially and to the public. However, the need to fulfil online orders required planning consent for distribution and office uses, together with the existing retail use. No exterior alterations are proposed.
, a senior planner in the Bristol team, said: "Carter Jonas has been involved with this scheme for some time - our Industrial experts led on its sale to Cooper Estates, and then secured the incoming tenant - so we are extremely pleased to continue their success achieving a change of use consent with no objections or onerous conditions. The application process was supported by our geospatial team undertaking the required measured building survey and producing plans for the planning application."
, Investment Director of Cooper Estates Development Ltd commented: "From an investment point of view, it is fundamentally important to have achieved this range of uses. The ability to process online orders from an existing unit is an important requirement, bearing in mind change in the market, making this a highly desirable unit for both the immediate tenant and for future tenants. Working with the various teams in of Carter Jonas has been smooth and effective, enabling us to get the project over the line and to subsequently secure a tenant quickly and efficiently."