Future shop units at Knights advertised for rent

 

Two future shop units at the old Knights department store in Bell Street are being advertised to prospective tenants.

The two ground floor premises are being offered for £70,000 and £80,000 per year, or £150,000 for the pair.  Both include some basement space.

There is currently only planning permission to use the units for retail – and not, for example, as restaurants.

As well as the shops, developer St Dominics Properties also won permission last July to put in six flats, on the upper floors.

Reigate & Banstead Borough Council is currently considering further details of the developer’s plans for the Grade II listed property, including materials and the treatment of heritage features.  A report filed on behalf of St Dominics has pictures of some of the history that has been uncovered at the building, parts of which go back as far as the 16th century.

Last year, Adam Coffer, director at St Dominics, said the firm wanted to breathe life back into the building, adding:

“We look forward to giving it the love and attention required to reinvigorate the building and area.”

St Dominics purchased the site in January 2016, when Knights of Reigate closed its doors for the last time, after having had a presence in the town for over 130 years.

 

Illustration from advertising brochure

 

Links

All our Knights articles

Advertising brochure (opens PDF)

Report filed with the latest planning application – lots of pictures of the inside  (opens PDF)

Planning application 16/01161/DET03

 

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