Different business types could soon call Bell Court home

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A range of new businesses could soon be eyeing Stratford’s Bell Court development after its owners submitted planning applications to expand the range of uses allowed at the site.

Should the applications be successful, first floor space above a number of the Wood Street units and within Bell Court itself, could potentially become offices, gyms or be used for healthcare or leisure purposes.

Toby Saggers, asset manager for Blue Coast Capital, owners of Bell Court, said: “We have recently submitted planning applications to extend the permitted uses of two first floor areas in Bell Court to a wider breadth of occupants, including office, medical, leisure, fitness and healthcare.  These planning applications include first floor spaces above several of the retailers on Wood Street, and the top floor of the unit opposite Veeno. This will allow us to provide space for an even greater variety of businesses which will add to the vitality of Bell Court and the town of Stratford.”

  • TGB

    ” This will allow us to provide space for an even greater variety of businesses which will add to the vitality of Bell Court and the town of Stratford.” Even greater? Two shops and a few dull chain food outlets… it won’t take a lot.
    Desperation seems to be setting in to find anything that will occupy this failed space. Mind you, it is a useful cut-through from High Street to Rother Street.

    • 1jamessmith1

      TGB at least some one has realised that diversity is required, hardly desparation. A pity that Sommerfield/ CO-OP was tossed out

  • Big Jim and The Twins

    Why is it that our local paper supported the new Bell Court Everyman cinema, eg vouchers for free popcorn when it first opened? But they don’t support saving the Picture House either as cinema or saving the building. Sometimes it reads as if the council are more important than the opinions of tax payers.

  • old_moaning

    Maybe they could get roofing company in to run their offices above one of the empty units?

    …and whilst they are there put a roof on the bloody thing?!?

    Idiots…everyone told them that was such an obvious requirement when they redeveloped the place to make it a success…as was told to the previous idiots who attempted a redevelopment!!