Options for former TJ Hughes site

PUBLISHED: 06:11 24 June 2014

TJ Hughes Store.

TJ Hughes Store.

Archant

THE owner of Weston’s TJ Hughes store say it has to choose between two businesses interested in taking on the disused unit.

Dove Properties, who bought the site nine months ago, is keeping its options open with contractors set to soon start renovating the inside of the High Street building.

The unit has not been used since TJ Hughes moved out in August 2011. When Dove took on the premises it said reopening the flats at the top of the site was being considered.

Tim Warrell, its consultant property and development manager, indicated this week that option was still possible – although depending on the scale of work, that may require planning permission from North Somerset Council.

He said: “We have some internal works to the building out to tender at present and hope to do these this summer.

“We continue to explore the future use of the upper parts and until we can determine this, we cannot commit to a timescale for re-letting the ground floor, but we still have an occupier lined up who would take part of the ground floor if we decided to split it.

“We also have interest from a national retailer in the whole building, so we are keeping our options open at this stage.”

The Mercury asked who the interested parties are and what sort of business they operated, but Mr Warrell refused to comment.

More from Weston Mercury

Yesterday, 18:56

Hard-working sailing volunteers from Clevedon and Yatton will have a royal appointment this week to recognise decades of service.

Read more
Clevedon Yatton
Yesterday, 17:58

One of the world’s best mountain climbers inspired hundreds of students with his heroic feats and stories.

Read more
Yesterday, 17:00

Volunteers hoping to make a busy road which connects Weston to Bristol safer for motorists and pedestrians have called on villagers to get involved.

Read more
Yesterday, 15:38

More than 90 competitors wowed audiences with ballroom, Latin and classic dance performances in Weston-super-Mare.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:29

Wu Shu Ky Freestyle Kickboxing Club under the guidance of 6th Dan Master Silvio Camilleri, has returned to Weston.

Read more
Yesterday, 14:00

A support group for people struggling with depression and anxiety has launched, and the woman behind it hopes to ‘fill a gap’ in North Somerset’s mental health services.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Worlebury Golf Club held its annual presentation evening, with members turning out in force.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Mendip Spring seniors’ captain Andy Ashfold led 43 members into the new winter programme of competitions.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:57

Items including children’s toys, a window frame and a shopping trolley have been fly-tipped in Worle.

Read more
Yesterday, 12:27

Thirty-seven Weston Athletic Club members took part in this year’s Sodbury Slog race.

Read more

Most Read News

Read Online

Image
Read the Weston Worle and Somerset Mercury e-edition E-edition

Local Weather

Overcast

Overcast

max temp: 13°C

min temp: 12°C

Useful Links

Advertise in the paper
Submit a Story
Subscribe to the paper
Competitions
Send Your Letters
Order Photos
Family notices
iwitness24
Facebook
Twitter
Reader Travel

Family Notices 24

Newsletter Sign Up

Weston Mercury twice-weekly newsletter
Sign up to receive our regular email newsletter

Our Privacy Policy

Show Job Lists