Retail property specialists, Harper Dennis Hobbs have just published their national high street vitality report and Curchod & Co are delighted to report that Farnham has leaped 61 places and now ranks as 14th in the whole of England.
The report states ‘The ‘retail health’ of high streets across Great Britain has seen contrasting fortunes since the start of the COVID 19 pandemic. The pandemic’s impact means that the shopping destinations that would normally occupy the upper reaches of the list have fallen and have largely been replaced by more local retail centres in prosperous areas that provide convenience and essential product categories.
The most vital retail centres currently provide offers that are literally vital to people’s lives’.
Curchod & Co Partner, Nick Reeve commented ‘Whilst Farnham has not escaped the effects of Covid 19 with vacancy levels increasing over the last 12 months, the town remains a viable centre and despite 3 lockdowns Curchod & Co are still receiving a healthy level of enquiries from independent retailers with a number of new businesses opening in 2020 with others to follow very shortly.
Anchored by the Waitrose and Sainsburys supermarkets, Elphicks Department Store, the award winning Lion & Lamb shopping centre and with essential retailers including bakers, butchers, pharmacies etc and a wide variety of independent retailers Farnham has a great offering for its residents and visitors alike. We remain confident that the town and its retail sector will bounce back strongly once life returns to normal.’
If you are thinking of opening a retail business in Farnham please do get in touch with our Farnham office which is based in Borelli Yard in the centre of Farnham.
Curchod & Co provide a full range of commercial property services including selling, letting, valuation, property management, building surveying. For further information please visit www.curchodandco.com
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