Starbucks green light for Worthing
The green light for a new Starbucks brings more than a few shots of caffeine to Worthing it also confirms much-needed investment in the town centre.
The change of use permission means that the ground floor at 22-26 South Street can now be converted from a shop (Class A1 Retail) into a coffee shop (Class A3 Restaurant or Café).
Arrival of the US-based coffeehouse giant in Worthing is only part one of the good news.
South Coast town apartments
Under the terms of a separate change of use permission, the upper floors of the property will also be converted into seven self-contained apartments.
The residential development consent for the first and second floors — plus a new third floor — will include ground floor access for all the apartments.
Conveniently located for all major shops, bars and restaurants, the development will also comprise two new roof terraces giving occupants open spaces from where they can enjoy the seaside vistas.
To make way for the new apartments and terraces, the conversion will include part demolition at the rear of 22-26 South Street on ground, first and second floors.
Freehold South Street property
Brierley & Coe has hailed the change of use as being the go-ahead for much-needed investment in the town centre. Coincidentally it comes just as another prime location on South Street is on sale freehold through Brierley & Coe just two doors away which also offers significant investment potential.
Andrew Coe, director at Worthing-based Brierley & Coe, said: “The investment at 22-26 South Street demonstrates how confident a major international brand is about doing good business in Worthing.
“The residential change of use to the upper floors increases the availability of quality accommodation in the town centre which encourages more people to live, work and spend money in this beautiful South Coast seaside town.”