Retail revamp for city centre shop in bid to attract new occupier
Silverstone Building Consultancy has completed the refurbishment of the former H. Samuel jewellers on English Street in Carlisle city centre, giving the building a new lease of life.
The formerly run down property, which was vacated by the jewellers last September, has had a new shop front installed as well as an internal refurbishment to modernise the space available in a bid to attract a new tenant.
The substantial retail unit extends to over 2,000sqft across three floors, with the ground and first floor providing sales areas with space for ancillary storage and staff facilities on the 2nd floor.
The owner of the property, St Cuthbert’s Estates, initially instructed Silverstone, a firm of building surveyors and project managers, to undertake a dilapidations inspection prior to the vacation of the unit. The firm was further appointed to manage the refurbishment works after planning was granted by Carlisle City Council last September.
Phillip Bone, associate director at Silverstone said: “The landlord’s investment in these premises has ensured it is in the best possible condition to help facilitate a swift letting. We identified and completed a number of areas of work and the much-improved space will make it as easy as possible for an incoming tenant to efficiently undertake their own fit-out works.”
Silverstone also completed a refurbishment of the adjacent premises, 70-72 English Street, which involved the separation of the ground and first floor areas with full fire compartmentation to facilitate the letting of the upper floor as a photography studio.
Ben Blain, director and retail agent for Carigiet Cowen, appointed letting agent for the owners added: “These are quality fitted out units with attractive frontages located on a busy section of English Street. These opportunities would be suitable for a variety of retailers including local and national occupiers, for varying commercial uses.”