Knight Property Group welcomes Ironstone Barber Shop as first tenants of new west end retail units

September 19th, 2019

Category: general

Knight Property Group’s recent re-development of retail units in the West end has welcomed its first tenant.

Ironstone barbershop, an independent barber showcasing a vintage motorcycle aesthetic have signed a lease for unit 15c.

The Chapel Street units are a recent re-development by commercial property developers Knight Property Group and offer 4 retail units, one of which has been handed over to Ironstone barbershop.

The units are located on both Chapel Street and Thistle Street of Aberdeen’s West end. The re-development involved splitting 2 larger retail units into 4 smaller units, each varying in size from 430sq ft to 598sq ft.

Howard Crawshaw, Director of Knight Property Group commented, “We are delighted to have secured our first tenant for the retail units. We truly believe the units bring to the market fresh new space, ready to take a tenants fit-out and at a cost and size that allows both new and existing businesses the opportunity to thrive.”

We are looking forward to securing future tenants and are positive that this space will be an attractive proposition for many different types of local businesses.”

The west end units are an attractive opportunity to many companies due to their size and west end location. Small business rates relief may be applicable to each unit and immediate entry is also available. 

Acting for Knight Property Group, FG Burnett Surveyor David Henderson added, “Whilst the retail sector nationally is experiencing challenges, there is evidence locally that demand exists particularly from local operators for smaller affordable shops in the City Centre with the west end proving popular with niche and boutique style operators. We are looking to attract occupiers who will compliment and add to the surrounding area.”

Craig Mitchell, owner of Ironstone Barbershop, said “I have always dreamt of having my own shop, so this is a dream come true for me. After barbering, my second strongest passion is motorbikes so having the ability to merge these two things together is great. I think the aesthetic of the shop is quite unique from anything I’ve seen in other barbers which I’m happy about.

The location is great and central which means it will be accessible for most people to get to easily. I think the shop will be a great addition to what’s already on offer in the west end of Aberdeen.”

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