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Prominent premises with trade counter potential in Thornbury offers option to occupiers seeking industrial stock beyond Bristol

The trend for industrial occupiers to look beyond the Bristol area is expected to augment interest in a unit with trade counter potential at the entrance to the well-established Thornbury Industrial Estate.

The single-storey premises at Unit 2 on Cooper Road, which extends to 3,000 sq ft, benefits from excellent prominence, positioned at the entrance of the main Thornbury industrial estate next to the Happy Days Nursery.

There is loading access via a single roller shutter door along the side elevation, separate pedestrian access to the front elevation, and designated car parking. Other local occupiers include Travis Perkins, Kwik Fit, Screwfix and Tesco.

Tom Watkins, associate director in the Industrial & Logistics team in the Bristol office of Colliers International, said the unit was expected to attract particular attention from prospective occupiers with trade counter requirements.

“The combination of an excellent position fronting onto both Cooper Road and Midland Road at the entrance to Thornbury Industrial Estate, and a layout comprising pedestrian and vehicular access makes this premises ideal for trade counter occupiers,” he said.

“It will undoubtedly also be attractive to a range of other end users, as Thornbury has been the focus of increasing attention as occupiers with unsatisfied requirements expand their searches beyond the limited stock available in the Bristol market.”

He added that Thornbury is a self-contained market with a well-established employment area which has currently seen a run of industrial deals on Thornbury Industrial Estate.

“Industrial properties in Thornbury have been attracting increasing attention as potential occupiers are starting to look beyond the overheated markets of North Bristol and Yate,” he said.

“Thornbury is located in a strategic location and benefits from convenient proximity to the national motorway network. It is well-positioned to the M4/M5 motorway interchange at Almondsbury approximately 4 miles south.

“In addition, Thornbury provides access to South Wales via junction 1 of the M48 and North to Gloucester and Cheltenham via junction 14 of the M5 motorway.”

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Tom Watkins


Industrial and Logistics


I joined Colliers International in 2012 for a years placement as part of my degree at Bristol UWE.  Since completing my degree I re-joined the Bristol office in 2014, and qualified as a Chartered Surveyor the following year, and then subseqnently managed to secure promotions year on year until being kindly awarded Directorship in  2019.

I am now Head of the South West Industrial & Logistics team based out of Bristol, specialising in the disposal and acquisition of industrial premises in the South West and South Wales regions, as well as providing specialist advice on industrial/warehouse  development.

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