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Commercial Buying With Acorn

Acorn’s development team has been involved in regeneration for more than 20 years, drawing on its experience and unique specialist skills in the commercial and residential sectors. Acorn has developed over 175,000 sq ft of commercial floor space ranging from national supermarkets to independent local retailers in locations such as prime SE1, London to Cornwall.

For us it is about partnerships – working together with joint venture partners, Local Authorities and other stakeholders to provide high-quality mixed-use schemes. In doing so, we continually innovate and are prepared to challenge established thinking and lead the way in an ever-changing marketplace.

To find out more, contact Dane Cummings, Head of Commercial Property and Regional Managing Director

What's available

The Liner, Falmouth

The Liner is a collection of fifty-three beachfront apartments which will enjoy uninterrupted, south facing sea views over award-winning Gyllyngvase Beach. This striking new building will enhance the level of quality on the seafront in Falmouth.

The two commercial units at The Liner offer a rare opportunity to be part of a landmark development, on one of Cornwall’s most beautiful coastlines. The commercial spaces are in a prime position on the ground floor and will offer day-trippers, holidaymakers and locals a year-round service due to the popular beachside location.

The restaurant circa 2,270 ft² will be supplied as a shell to allow the operator to design their own bespoke space. The area will provide for over 70 internal covers, and features a stunning south-facing alfresco terrace which can be used as a dining area for additional customers to enjoy the daytime sun or the fabulous evening sunsets synonymous with Cornwall.

The retail unit will be circa 538 ft² and supplied as a shell to allow customisation to suit the operational needs of the space. Located on the ground floor space is ideal to capture the attention of the many passers-by visiting the area.


What we've done

Valentine, SE1

Valentine was a derelict public house in a prime position between Weston Street and Long Lane in London’s South Bank.

Acorn entered into a joint venture with the landowner and obtained enhanced planning permission, increasing the site’s potential and profitability. Acorn managed the funding, construction and sales process.

The ground floor commercial space was reorganised to make it suitable for a blue chip tenant which Acorn London then identified.

The Chocolate Box, Bournemouth

Acorn South was approached to purchase Heron House, an unattractive 8-storey 1970s office block in central Bournemouth, we immediately saw the potential to refresh the building and turn it into a successful mixed-use scheme.

The copper and brown building was named The Chocolate Box. The ground floor banking premises were retained and Acorn South provided over 14,000 sq ft of commercial space over the next two floors and converted the remaining six floors of the existing building to create fifty-four sensibly priced first-time buyer and investor apartments. Subsequently, we obtained planning permission for side and upper floor extensions comprising an additional 10 apartments and five duplex penthouses.

The Dunes, Perranporth, Cornwall

Overlooking the sands of Perranporth, Acorn is offering a unique opportunity to let a fantastic seafront restaurant.

Become part of Cornwall’s food revolution with a spectacular and unique restaurant in a prime position overlooking Perranporth Beach. Inside, the restaurant provides open plan accommodation that extends onto an exclusive west facing terrace.

Located on the rugged North Cornwall Coast, Perranporth is only a short distance from many of Cornwall’s superb attractions. It is 6 miles southwest of Newquay and 7 miles northwest of Truro. Nestling beautifully amongst rolling hills and areas of outstanding natural beauty, Perranporth with its three miles of golden sands, clear waters, spectacular cliff walks and famous surf, attracts visitors from all over the world.