A new era for Castle Place Shopping Centre

By Ben Carey on 14 May, 2024

The new owner of Castle Place Shopping Centre in Trowbridge is marketing vacant units to prospective tenants.

Specialist property managers Brockhurst Property Management and agents Alder King have been appointed as the joint marketing agents for the shopping centre.

Tahir Ali, 47, from West Yorkshire, purchased Castle Place for £534,000 earlier this year and is now overseeing its refurbishment.

The 70,469 sq ft site will provide retail, leisure and office space alongside the car park and indoor market.

Tahir Ali said, “When I was first looking at purchasing Castle Place, I initially spoke to Kez Garner of the Trowbridge Chamber who recommended I speak to Stephen Brickell at Brockhurst Property Management. 

“Stephen and I have been working hard in the background on the management side to be able to bring Castle Place to the market on competitive and affordable commercial terms for new occupiers, which will be a welcome change from the previous regime. I also wanted to bring a regional dimension to our marketing and Stephen suggested we bring on board James Gregory of Alder King and here we are now launching the properties to the market.”

A new logo, signage and sales brochure have been produced and a new website will be launched on 1st June.

Brockhurst and Alder King are already in talks with several national operators expressing an interest in taking over the former Wilko unit. There have also been enquiries from food and drink operators interested in the former Wetherspoons.

Existing and long-standing tenants continue to trade at Castle Place, including a butcher, mobile phone shop, hairdresser, beautician, tailor, barber and Turkish restaurant.

James Gregory said, “Castle Place offers a range of units for retailers at a time when there is a shortage of commercial spaces available within Trowbridge town centre.  We are offering our units on competitive terms with the attractive and significant added benefit of free parking in the adjoining multi-storey car park.” 

Stephen Brickell added, “We are talking to a number of businesses who are interested in taking space at Castle Place, from creative start-ups, to bakers, florists and large national retailers.  As the lower ground floor backs directly onto Trowbridge Town Park, with access to the park’s facilities, the Centre offers an exciting opportunity for leisure and commercial activities. 

“Our aim is to transform Castle Place into a destination for businesses, residents and visitors to Wiltshire’s county town.”

Pictured: Stephen Brickell (Brokhurst) and James Gregory (Alder King).