14th November 2016
Second Works store in Gloucester shows confidence in city’s retail centre
The discount retail chain The Works has opened its second store in Gloucester, after agreeing terms on a prime retail unit on Westgate Street.
The chain, which already has a successful outlet store in The Quay at Gloucester Docks, has now opened in the former Officers Club unit at 16-18 Westgate Street, close to The Cross where the city’s four prime gate streets converge.
The property provides a substantial and well-proportioned 2,987 sq ft ground floor sales area, with ancillary offices and stores to the rear and on the first floor.
The Works agreed a new 10 year lease on the 5,396 sq ft property. Alder King and joint agents Green & Partners acted for the landlord Threadneedle Pensions Ltd.
John Hawkins, associate in Alder King’s Gloucester office, commented: “Demand on all four key streets of the city centre has improved over the past 18 months, but particularly so on Westgate Street where we’ve seen a number of new lettings.
“The opening of a second Works unit in the city demonstrates the improved level of confidence in the city’s retail centre.”