Carter Jonas appointed to leasing at Weston-Super-Mare complex

26th July 2023 | Jack Oliver

Property consultancy firm Carter Jonas has been appointed as the sole leasing agent for The Sovereign shopping complex in Weston-Super-Mare.

The firm was appointed by Montagu Evans on behalf of North Somerset Council.

Spanning around 118,000 sq ft of retail space, The Sovereign has recently undergone an extensive refurbishment in recent years, with the remodelled space playing host to flexible workspaces, studios, a bike hub, and a coffee shop in addition to its retail offering.

The centre is home to around 40 tenants, including Waterstones, JD Sports, Trespass, and Wilko.

Carter Jonas will be working to fill vacant units at the scheme, which range in size from small kiosks to larger spaces. Each unit will benefit from Class E planning consent allowing them to be used for a variety of different purposes.

Stuart Williams, partner of commercial at Carter Jonas, said: “The Sovereign is a great example of how progressive ownership and management can enhance an existing space for the benefit of the community.  

“A strong emphasis on placemaking is helping to reposition the centre as a retail and leisure destination as well as a place to plug in and work. This combination is proving effective in attracting even more people into the heart of the town, and we look forward to utilising our expertise, working alongside The Sovereign team, to drive new and exciting businesses to this progressive scheme.”

The town’s recently put in a successful bid for £20m from the government’s Levelling Up Fund. Councillor Mark Canniford, the executive member for placemaking and economy at North Somerset Council, said this will help “transform the town even further, helping to increase footfall and spending, and turning local sites into must-visit destinations.”


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