|SIZE (Sq ft)
|SIZE (Sq m)
|5,459 Sq ft
|507.16 Sq m
Gillingham sits just south of the A303 and forms part of the North Dorset District Council Area which has a total population of 65,000. It is the largest town in the district and attracts trade from Shaftesbury, Mere and Wincanton.
The new retail centre is located in a prominent position on Le Neubourg Way which is Gillingham town centre’s bypass. It links the A303 to Shaftesbury and Blandford Forum and carries 12,800 vehicles per day annual average daily traffic, source Dorset County Council 2010.
On an adjacent site Asda have opened a new supermarket which complements the Waitrose that opened in 2005. Other nearby retailers include The Original Factory Shop, Lidl, the Co-op, Howden, Plumbase and Scats.
Planning permission was granted on the 11th September 2018 (no: 2/2017/1266/FUL) for six retail units with open retail use.
The units are to be made available on new full repairing and insuring leases for a term of 15 years subject to five yearly reviews. Further details are available on request.
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■ The buildings will be constructed to a high quality using facing brickwork and extensive shop front glazing and free customer car parking spaces.