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Commercial Buying With Acorn

At Acorn we are experts in Commercial Property Development. Our development team have been involved in regeneration for more than 20 years, drawing on experience and unique specialist skills in the commercial and residential sectors. We have 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


What's available

Alliance House, Bristol

Located in the centre of Bristol, Alliance House enjoys a prominent position on Baldwin Street, surrounded by an eclectic mix of shops, theatres, concert halls, hotels, bars and restaurants.

The property has undergone substantial refurbishment, bringing it in line with the prime leisure position within which it sits. Previously
the regional head office for Santander, the upper floors of the building have been converted into 44 residential apartments each designed for modern city living.

The retail and leisure units occupy the ground and basement floors, which have been newly reconfigured to provide modern clear units each with their own degree of flexibility to suit individual occupier requirements.


King’s Court, W3

In addition to twenty-five new residential units in Acton Central, King’s Court also offers over 5,400sqft of new commercial space. The space, which can be occupied as one unit or split into two, faces King Street, a vibrant pedestrianised area with a bustling local market.  The unit(s) benefit from flexible uses including Retail at the front and Retail/Financial and Professional Services/Offices/Gymnasium at the rear. Available for sale or for rent now.

New Road, Crouch End, N8

The office building at New Road is a brand new development comprising an entire B1 self-contained office. Offering a Gross Internal Area of 5,505 sqft over three floors, this open plan office is an ideal workspace for your business.

Situated on New Road in central Crouch End, the office building is well served by numerous bus routes to Highgate Station and Finsbury Park Station providing access to Central London, making commuting to and from the city easy.

Crouch End offers an attractive location, often referred to as an urban village due to its independent community feel, the area also offers plenty in the way of cafes, restaurants and art scene.
Making the location of the office building an alluring place to live.


Newham’s Yard, Tower Bridge Road, SE1

Newham’s Yard is located in a prominent position fronting Tower Bridge Road, forming part of a prestigious mixed-use development that includes an aparthotel, offices, restaurants and retail. The scheme is set within a fashionable area, that has already experienced extensive regeneration, with a further provision of over 1,900 new homes and around 25,000 new jobs planned by 2026.

The space comprises a self-contained unit, approximately 6,720 sqft that benefits from unrestricted hours, D2 gym use. It is arranged across a ground floor reception and foyer area with direct access from Tower Bridge Road, along with a large open plan space at basement level. The unit is offered in shell and core ready for an occupiers fit-out.



Design House, Long Lane, SE1

Design House is located on the southern side of Long Lane, close to the popular Bermondsey Street and less than 700m from the vibrant Borough Market. The commercial space available comprises new office accommodation over ground and first floors, totalling approx 7,493 sqft and forms part of a boutique mixed-use development. The offices have been finished to a full Cat.A specification and features a private garden situated on the ground floor.

For sale by way of long leasehold (tenure 999 years). Freehold available by separate negotiation.


Saxonvale, Frome

This 10-acre brownfield site will see the delivery of a high-quality bespoke residential-led mixed-use development; offering 300 new homes and a variety of commercial spaces. Taking the historic setting of Frome as its starting point, the scheme will be a dynamic new extension to the already successful town centre, adding an exciting new cultural quarter with views over the River Frome.

The proposal is to provide around 45,000 sqft of commercial floor space. The buildings are yet to be designed in detail, allowing flexibility for the end-user and creating a truly mixed-use environment by including workspaces for the social, creative, digital and high-tech industries.


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.

Letting on commercial units agreed. Leasehold investment sale available. Contact us for details.


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.