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All units let at Knight’s retail offering at 13 Chapel Street, Aberdeen

Elvie Framing set to grow in the Granite City

Friday, September 10, 2021
Knight Property Group has secured the final tenant for its four-unit retail offering at 13 Chapel Street, in the popular west end of Aberdeen city centre.

Dundee-based Elvie Framing is set to open its first Aberdeen store and has agreed a five-year lease on the final retail unit that fronts Chapel Street.

The new store is set to open this autumn and will initially employ around three people. It will offer a complete service, from printing and framing large quantities for an interior design project to framing for bespoke projects.

The other three tenants in the development are Ironstone, Arch & Main and Almondline.

Lee Whyte, Owner of Elvie Framing said: “We've been the best kept secret behind much of the UK's framing business for a number of years. Many of the pictures and frames on office walls and homes started life within our Dundee factory.

“We felt the time was right to expand the business and share that story beyond our Dundee roots with an additional retail unit - Aberdeen was the obvious choice.

"Chapel Street is a great base to enable us to grow in the Granite City and we aim to open the store this autumn with a new range we've been working on."

James Barrack, Chairman and Founder of Knight Property Group added: “Securing the final tenant for this retail development is a fantastic boost for the retail offering in the city centre and in particular the west end. We were committed to providing the quality retail units our customers wanted and wish each tenant every success as the city centre begins to open up again.”

Located close to Aberdeen’s main commercial thoroughfare Union Street, 13 Chapel Street provides access to a wide range of retail, restaurant and office occupiers, including Price Waterhouse Coopers, Chrysaor, Verus Petroleum, Barclays and Grant Thornton.

Other neighbouring occupiers include Tiger Lily Clothing, Pure Man, Foodstory, Bellino Shoes, Hamish Munro and Grape & Grain. In addition, the Chapel Street multi-storey car park is located close by, as is a Holiday Inn Express.

Daniel Mitchell, Graduate Surveyor at FG Burnett said: “This development has generated a good level of interest, with tenants being attracted by the quality of the space, as well as the excellent location, which offers access to a high percentage of the city centre footfall.”

FG Burnett is agent for Knight Property Group at 13 Chapel Street.

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