Regatta Outdoor Clothing, the cookware and kitchenware retailer ProCook and multinational confectionery company Cadbury have all taken new units at Dockside at Chatham Maritime in Kent. Regatta, Britain’s biggest outdoor clothing brand, has taken a five-year lease on Unit 8 at the outlet centre located in the heart of the Chatham’s maritime zone. The lease runs from February 2019 is for a 294 m2 (3,165 sq. ft.) unit next to Cotton Traders.
ProCook has opened a new 162 m2 (1,745 sq. ft.) unit. The five-year lease runs from October 2018. Freshstores t/as Cadbury has also taken a five-year lease for a 84.16 m2 (906 sq. ft.) double-frontage corner unit in the middle of the centre and opposite the popular Australian-themed café Boomers. The lease also runs from October 2018.
Dockside is a 13,935 M2 (150,000 sq. ft.) centre owned by WD Ltd and anchored by The Range also features a M&S Outlet, Clark’s, Moss and Peacocks, among others. The centre is located in the heart of Chatham Maritime – an area of 300 acres featuring leisure and restaurant facilities, Chatham Dockyard, the Copper Rivet Distillery and Chatham Marina. More than 2,000 new homes have already been built locally with anther 450 homes now under construction nearby. Rents are a mixture of conventional and turnover.
The lettings follow on the heels of an innovative 15-year letting on the upper level ancillary space at Dockside for a new 325m2 (3,500 sq. ft.) nursery and pre-school centre that can be accommodate up to 72 children.
Comments Peter Everest of WD Ltd: “The lettings to Regatta, ProCook and Cadbury represent recent increased interest by retailers in having a presence here as the maritime zone grows as a destination as Dockside at Chatham Maritime continues to innovate its hybrid and community-relevant offer.” Regatta, ProCook and Cadbury represented themselves. Agents for Dockside at Chatham Maritime are CHD Property (020 7734 2080) and JP Retail (020 7039 0130).