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Winchester: Gentian completes £2.85 million retail acquisition

By Jo Whittle
23 March 2021
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Winchester-based Gentian Developments has successfully completed the purchase of substantial retail premises on the city’s high street. The prominently located property is situated on the corner of 7-8 High Street and 50 Colebrook Street, consisting of three well-configured retail units totalling 21,000 sq ft.

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Two of the units front onto the high street. One is Rick Stein’s popular fish and seafood restaurant. The other is occupied by independent home and haberdashery chain, Closs & Hamblin. The third unit fronts on to Colebrook Street and was previously occupied by hairdressing chain Regis.

Future development plans for the newly purchased property include re-modelling the ground floor areas and converting the upper floors into apartments.

Commenting on the transaction, Nick Hanson, director of Gentian Developments said: “This acquisition is a significant investment for us. It demonstrates our confidence in the future of Winchester’s retail offering and our continued commitment to the city.’