A Suffolk store that used to be home to retailers Burtons and Dorothy Perkins has gone on the market after being divided into three smaller shop units.

Estate agents Penn Commercial is advertising the premises in Hamilton Road and Victoria Street for rent with the potential for a variety of different uses, including hairdressers, beauty salons or cafes.

The unit has stood empty since the women's and men's clothes shops closed in February 2021.

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The former Arcadia Group-owned businesses did not reopen following lockdowns during the COVID-19 pandemic after being sold to online company Boohoo in a £25 million deal for their brands and websites.

Subsequently, East Suffolk councillors approved plans to sub-divide the property into three retail units after being told demand for larger retail premises was 'non-existent'.

The largest of the three units- measuring 110.2sqm- is being offered for a starting rent of £14,750pa, while the medium sized premises- of 94.6sqm- is on the market for £14,500pa.

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East Anglian Daily Times: The former Dorothy Perkins store is now being advertised for rent through Penn CommercialThe former Dorothy Perkins store is now being advertised for rent through Penn Commercial (Image: Penn Commercial)Meanwhile, the smallest unit- 75.3sqm- is on offer at a starting rent of £14,000pa.

The Penn Commercial advert states the premises would suit a number of uses, subject to planning permission and were 'conveniently situated' to the rear of Hamilton Road, while also providing an 'open plan space' and 'versatile accommodation' close to the seafront.

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The property stands almost opposite the former Marks and Spencer premises, which was occupied by budget chain Poundstretcher at the start of October.

Robin Cousins, an associate at Penn Commercial, said:  "We are sure that there will be a great deal of interest in these three well-appointed commercial units in Felixstowe's thriving town centre, which offer potential for a variety of uses, subject to planning, from offices and hairdressers to beauty salons and cafes."  

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