Retail lettings complete at new over-55s homes development

March 31, 2023

A restaurant and a hairdresser are opening at a new Bedfordshire residential development after lettings were completed by commercial property consultants Kirkby Diamond.

The two retail units at Chamomile Gardens – an exclusive development of 93 apartments for independent living for the over 55s – at Sorrel Way, Biggleswade, will be occupied by a Turkish restaurant and a barber shop.

Kirkby Diamond has completed the lettings on behalf of Grand Union Housing Group. The restaurant unit extends to 2,098 sq ft, while the hairdressing unit and treatment room has a total of 806 sq ft of space.


Retail units at Chamomile Gardens

Nathan George, head of office at Kirkby Diamond in Bedford, said: “Chamomile Gardens is a wonderful new development of apartments for the over 55s, recently completed by Grand Union Housing Group. It is rare to get an opportunity to launch a business in a fantastic new retail unit and so we were not surprised at the high levels of interest in the properties.

“I am pleased to confirm that we have agreed lettings with a Turkish restaurant and a barber for the two units and I look forward to seeing them run successfully at this exciting new development. The premises is not just for the exclusive use of residents but will be open to the public, creating a local hub for dining and socialising.”

Sue Dance, sales and commercial manager of Grand Union Housing Group, said: "We are excited for all our customers at Chamomile Gardens to have such wonderful facilities. The barber shop is already open and trading as The Outback and is also hoping to offer ladies hairdressing too in the future. The restaurant space needs to be fitted out as yet, but will offer breakfasts, lunch and dinners as well as coffees and alfresco dining both to our customers and to the wider community.

Grand Union Housing Group was set up over 25 years ago and provides 12,500 homes for more than 27,000 people across Bedfordshire, Buckinghamshire, Northamptonshire and Hertfordshire. It is an £86 million turnover social business with 400 staff. Its mission is more homes, stronger communities, better lives. It builds affordable homes, provides individual tailored support, and helps people to learn, work and be healthy.

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