Case Study: Redesign of retail unit creates three rentable premises

Published on: 1st November 2016

H.J.Knee is a family run business that was founded over 130 years ago by Henry John Knee, in 1879. The retail company has previously operated in a number of different sectors but now focus on the sale of electrical and home goods.

In 2013, following the prolonged recession H.J.Knee made the decision to move from their Trowbridge town centre premises, which they had occupied for over 130 years. The decision was made to retain the town centre buildings and we were subsequently appointed to undertake a feasibility study to investigate the alternative uses for the 20,000 sq ft retail property.

To improve the marketability of the property, we advised H.J.Knee to split the property into three smaller units. Following approval of the scheme we prepared tender documentation for H.J.Knee and provided professional advice on design of the new units.

We appointed and managed the contractors for the work to ensure that the project was delivered within budget, on time and to the highest of quality standards for the incoming tenants.

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