The new owner of the Knights building has provided some further information on its plans for the site.
London-based St Dominics Properties Limited is the purchaser of the Bell Street site. Adam Coffer, a director, today explained to reigate.uk that the company’s initial plans would probably include a mix of retail and residential use. He said final plans would, however, depend on a number of factors including discussions with the council. He added that other uses, such as a restaurant, could not be ruled out.
Mr Coffer said last week that the company is looking forward to restoring the building:
“We are delighted to have acquired this property. We have an excellent track record for renovating and restoring historic buildings and this building is clearly in need of restoration and renovation. We look forward to breathing life back into the property. At this stage, we are working alongside the council to determine the most appropriate use for the building.”
In a Facebook post today, Reigate Business Guild said:
“It will be several months before we will know who or what will be going into the site due to the work that is required to be carried out, and the marketing of the proposed units. We look forward to welcoming the new businesses to Bell Street and to the townscape of Reigate.”
The doors of Knights of Reigate were closed for the last time on Saturday 30 January, with the department store having had a presence in the town for over 130 years. The Bell Street building is Grade II listed. More on the closure can be found in our previous article.