interest shown by developers of Burnham's former job centre
of interest' have been shown from potential developers of Burnham-On-Sea's
former job centre, it has been confimed this week, but the wait
for the overhaul of the property looks set to continue.
is six years since the three-storey building shut down at the
northern end of Burnham's High Street and the corner of Regent
Alder King, who are marketing the property, say there has been
interest in the property, which is
held on a lease until 2018.
King has been instructed by the leaseholder to find a new occupier
to take the entire property on an assignment of the existing lease
or on a sub-lease for a maximum four-year period," said the
Emma Smith told Burnham-On-Sea.com: "While we have had expressions
of interest in the ground floor retail unit, our brief is to sub-let
the whole property."
property sits in a prominent location in the town and would suit
a business that can make good short-term use of the excellent
ground floor window frontages on two sides and utilise the upper
floors for offices or storage, subject to securing planning consent
for change of use."
have seen a definite improvement in market sentiment, particularly
from the leisure, service and retail sectors, and we are hopeful
that the property will appeal to a business in one of these areas."
premises is one of the biggest commercial premises in Burnham
town centre with a retail unit on the ground floor measuring 3,705
sq ft and a further 4,192 sq ft of accommodation on the first
and second floors.
local businessman, who asked not to be named, told Burnham-On-Sea.com:
"It's a great shame that this building cannot be split up
into smaller units because I'm sure it would go quickly. Taking
on the whole of a property this size is just too much for anyone
other than national retail chains, so it sadly will remain empty."