Refurbished Bristol Street retail units now fully let

August 22nd 2018

Pennycuick Collins, acting on behalf of The Gooch Estate, has let all of the retail units at the newly refurbished Bristol Street redevelopment.   The Bristol Street mixed-use grade A locally listed Edwardian building has undergone a two phase restoration programme, and incorporates a 154-bed student accommodation scheme over five storeys and thirteen retail units.

Number 78 Bristol Street, comprising 502 sq ft of space, has been let to new tenant Gaijin Sushi, which opened in March 2018 and is already attracting top reviews and critical acclaim from national restaurant reviewers.  The dining facilities are dominated by an L-shaped wood counter which seats just 12 diners.  Number 94 meanwhile has been let to new tenant MODA Studios, which specialises in fashion, family and wedding photography, and also has a branch in Maida Vale, London.   Owner of traditional gentleman’s barbers, Ace Face, Craig Millard which has had a presence at the row of retail units since 2013, has taken on new space in the parade, in the form of The English Breakfast Club. Existing tenant JamJar Lights is relocating a few doors to a new 997 sq ft unit on the corner of the scheme, this space will incorporate both a workshop and a retail facility. Completing the line-up, businessman Pritesh Pattni who has operated specialist sports retailer Racket Line from Bristol Street for several years, is opening a new venture, Nisa convenience store from a 1,808 sq unit.

Richard Bache, head of commercial lettings at Pennycuick Collins, said:

“The Bristol Street retail units have proved to be a real success with independent operators and we are proud of our role in bringing this development back to life.  We are delighted to have fully let this scheme for our client within a relatively short period of time.”

Craig Millard, the entrepreneur behind Ace Face and The English Breakfast Club, commented:

“This part of town is most definitely up and coming, and we are delighted with our newly refurbished space here, which is entirely in keeping with the brand values of both of the independent businesses I operate.  Being located at the edge of Southside attracts a significant amount of footfall and the period features of these units are distinct to the national chains which occupy the traditional high street.  Our customers are highly discerning and looking for a unique setting, which we are able to fulfil from these charming new premises.”

Pritesh Pattni echoed these sentiments:

“The sense of community which is being built at Bristol Street makes this a highly attractive launchpad for retailers and I am confident of this latest venture, the Nisa convenience store, being a commercial triumph.”