CARTER Jonas has been appointed as the sole leasing agent of The Sovereign.

The national property consultancy was appointed by Montagu Evans LLP on behalf of North Somerset Council.

The popular shopping centre has undergone extensive refurbishment throughout the last few years, including new flexible workspaces with meeting rooms and coworking desks.

Additionally, there are new studios, a bike hub, and an independent coffee shop, which could attract even more footfall.

Complete with 118,000 sq ft of retail space and 850 car parking spaces, shoppers can expect to see featured household brands like Waterstones, JD Sports, Trespass and Wilko.

The Sovereign has 40 tenants.

Carter Jonas will work to improve the centre, whether it be from installing new work spaces to small kiosks. All will benefit from Class E planning consent, allowing premises to be used for retail, financial and professional services, cafés, restaurants, offices and some medical uses, subject to the landlord’s consent.

Councillor Mark Canniford, executive member for Placemaking and Economy at North Somerset Council, said: “The renewed offer at The Sovereign makes it the hub of Weston’s town centre with people visiting for work and leisure.

"Our recent successful bid for £20m from the government’s Levelling Up Fund will help us to transform the town even further, helping to increase footfall and spending, and turning local sites into must-visit destinations.

"These projects will bring further momentum to already changing perceptions, attract further investment, and create a positive cycle of ongoing change and reinvention. It’s a good time to be in Weston.”

Stuart Williams, partner, commercial at Carter Jonas, added: “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."

Kevin White, partner and head of Asset and Investment Advisory at Montagu Evans, concluded: “We’re delighted to bring Carter Jonas into the team to support us and North Somerset Council drive the ambitious Super Weston placemaking agenda which pulls together amazing local talent, creativity and entrepreneurship through a diverse cultural, retail, business and leisure offering in a town with one of the largest catchments in the South West.”