Mason Moore | Hinckley Reporter | 21 August 2021
AN ‘UNDER OFFER’ sign has been placed above the former Coventry Building Society space, located on 9 Regent Street, in Hinckley town centre.
The sign was first spotted atop the property last Saturday (14 August).
The former building society, adjacent to Regent Court, which is Hinckley’s ‘oldest courtyard’, has sat empty since November 2019 for one year and nine months, when the shutters were pulled down on the high street location for good.
Building society bosses had made the decision to close the space because they had chosen to take on a larger and more prominent location in The Crescent.
Independent Station Road-based chartered surveyors and estate agents, Wards, are responsible for marketing and maintaining the property.
But, when the Free Press approached a spokesperson for Wards, they explained that they were keeping tight-lipped and that they are unable to reveal any new news or details about the potential new occupant.
Other recent Regent Street plans
Regent Street has seen one new store set up shop – a new Viking-inspired tattoo parlour, Black Helm Tattoo, a new venture from town tattooist Steve Sinner.
In mid-July a planning proposal was put forward to Hinckley and Bosworth Borough Council (HBBC), in hopes that a new tanning salon could come to Regent Street, which would take on the former Quartz nightclub building.
Construction works have started on the site of the proposed tanning salon, hinting that the works has been quietly approved, but it is still marked as ‘awaiting decision’ on the Borough Council’s planning permissions portal.