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We are on the look-out for new store locations across the UK and we’d like your help. Recommend an appropriate site for a new store that meets our criteria and if your suggestion results in us sealing the deal we will give you £500.*
If you are a commercial property agent making an introduction then acquisition fees will be agreed in the normal way.
Here are the key areas we’re looking at right now:
We would consider:
- Units with a minimum of 2,500 square feet or a selection of high street positions with a minimum unit space of 1,200 square feet
- Freehold or leasehold
- Parking for a minimum of 4 cars
- Preferably located in an area with a high percentage of Acorn Groups 1 and 2 or ABC1
We consistently get fabulous feedback from our customers about the ease of access and great parking facilities we offer so this is a must for new locations. We also want to ensure that we remain true to our environmental policies so wherever possible we will seek buildings that will deliver our high expectations for being eco-friendly and have exceptional environmental ratings.
Finally, our clean, well presented stores already stand out from our competitors however we would rather not be right next door to them so only sites that aren’t within close proximity will be considered.
Contact Simon Forrest
Simon runs our store acquisition programme and is a seasoned professional with over 25 years of experience in the property industry. He has been part of the Pets Corner family for 10 years and understands explicitly the factors that contribute to a successful store location. If you have a suggested site please contact Simon who will be able to make a quick, in-principle decision.
Or call: 07968 803 093
Example Shop Locations
Due to the existence of two large competitor pet retailers Stratford-upon-Avon proved to be a more difficult town in which to secure a suitable site. In 2012 we were fortunate enough to find a lease on a property just south of the town and next door to a high end supermarket – helping to establish ourselves in an out of town location. Stratford-upon-Avon is a model that we are particularly keen to repeat in other areas.
Our beautiful Dorking store was home to the former Victorian fire station and subsequently the town’s library. After the library closed it remained empty for some time before we breathed new life into the stunning structure. Located just off the high street in an ideal position for passing traffic and close to the charming town centre, it is one of our most successful stores.
Our Shoreham-by-Sea store was previously home to a car repair and MOT workshop. After obtaining the site in 2012 we set to work painstakingly renovating the building, removing redundant oil and petrol tanks and clearing up some minor ground contamination. Located on a main road close to the town centre, we now share the building with a veterinary practice and have seen the store go from strength to strength.
When we discovered this store back in 2007 it was a typewriter showroom. Originally too small to be considered as a standalone store (which needs to be a minimum of 2,500 square feet) we spotted the potential to extend and applied to expand the front forwards into the large forecourt, to create a smart glass-fronted exterior. Located on the busy south coast road it’s an ideal location for lots of passing trade.
When we found this store it was a bathroom showroom on the ground floor with admin offices upstairs. We purchased the building off the bathroom company and relocated them to the first floor. We obtained A1 planning permission for the ground floor and then set about converting and renovating the building to include new shop fronts and recladding the exterior. There is parking immediately by the front door for our customers.
Our shop here forms part of a terrace of shops in a brand new development about 2 miles from Altrincham. It is the latest store in our ongoing expansion in the North of England. Our shop is conveniently located opposite a Booth’s supermarket with whom we share the on-site car park.
This store was a derelict former public house fronting the A4 Bath Road on the outskirts of Reading. We could see that a busy road like this would be good for passing trade so we set about converting the property. Internal walls were removed to create an open plan retail store. Any alterations to the exterior of the building had to be carried out sympathetically as the property is located in a conservation zone. There is customer parking for about 8 cars on the front forecourt.
This former Co-op had sat empty for some time when we found it. The building was in poor condition so we set about completely overhauling the building outside and in. We installed new shop fronts and put a very distinctive timber cladding on the exterior of the property. Lots of people have complimented us on our improvements which has helped drive fresh footfall to this neighbourhood parade.