HARRIS LAMB APPOINTED TO SUPPORT HEART OF ENGLAND CO-OPERATIVE WITH COFFEE SHOP CHAIN GROWTH
Retail specialists at Harris Lamb have been retained by Heart of England Co-Operative to help the society expand its chain of coffee shops across the country.
The business has a proven track record of working with food and beverage chains to develop their UK footprint, and having worked with Heart of England Co-op providing support for its chain of food stores, the team has now been tasked with identifying suitable sites across the UK for neighbourhood coffee shops and drive-thru takeaway opportunities.
David Walton, Head of Retail, said: “We are delighted to have been retained to support this expansion. The drive is for coffee shop sites, located within an hour of Coventry.”
“We are looking for suitable sites across a variety of retail landscapes in prime locations where we think the brand would thrive. We’re specifically looking for ground-floor properties of 1,000-1,700 sq ft, ideally with outdoor seating. Drive thru’s and commuter routes are a priority as well as high streets in market towns and good neighbourhood parades.
Suitable properties will be available on either freehold or leasehold terms, with E class planning in place.
David added: “We’re also interested in identifying potential drive-thru opportunities where we can site a convenience store as well, locations with development potential, located on main roads or at key junctions with high volumes of passing traffic.
“This is a huge area of growth and we are confident that we can support the society in its aims to expand its footprint across the UK.”
David can be contacted on firstname.lastname@example.org.