Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance have opened up a new charity shop at the visitor centre in the popular Severn Trent Carsington Water reservoir site. The charity had been looking for a different type of location for a new store, ideally a place away from the High Street but close to a busy local attraction and so this ticked all the boxes.
The shop will be selling second hand books, bric a brac, homeware and accessories along with new goods and branded merchandise.
Amy Valentine, retail manager for the Derbyshire, Leicestershire & Rutland Air Ambulance, said “We’re delighted to have opened a fantastic new store at such a wonderful location. We’re sure it’s going to be really popular with visitors to the reservoir. It’s something really different. If you love books or antiques this is the shop for you.’’
Joint agents Graham Bancroft, of BB&J Commercial and Joseph Skinner at Capita acted on behalf of Severn Trent Water in marketing the unit which was the first to become vacant at the site for a while.
Commercial Property Surveyor Graham Bancroft said: ‘’BB&J Commercial were delighted to be instructed by Severn Trent on marketing the unit and as we anticipated there was a great deal of interest in the property due to the popular location.
‘’We were aware of the Air Ambulance’s requirement for new outlets and it was great that we were able to quickly agree terms on a new letting. Due to both the location of the site and the great work that the Air Ambulance service do in the community, it made them the ideal candidates to take on the unit and we wish them the best of luck in their new property.’’