Hinckley’s former Carphone Warehouse phone shop quietly placed ‘under offer’

Vaughan Moore & Mason Moore | 29 July 2022

AN UNDER OFFER sign has been spotted atop Hinckley’s former Carphone Warehouse store.

The ‘under offer’ sign (Image: Vaughan Moore)

The new sign, which reveals that the “prime retail premises” may have found a buyer, was spotted by passers-by and town centre shoppers today (Friday, 29 July).

The “under offer” sign being placed on the property means that an offer has been accepted, but the contracts have not yet been exchanged.

It would mean that this could see the next lease of life for the currently vacant store, where the Carphone Warehouse once traded from.

No plans have yet been publicly revealed for the space.

The property is being managed by Wards Surveyors, a chartered surveyors and letting agents who are based on Station Road.

Hinckley’s Carphone Warehouse branch permanently closed its doors back in March 2020, alongside the brand’s nearby Nuneaton branch which was housed inside of the Ropewalk Shopping Centre.

The local store closures were part of 531 Carphone Warehouse standalone store closures, as they wanted to focus on selling mobile devices through its ‘shop-in-shop’ concept inside larger Currys PC World stores, which are mainly based on retail parks.

Castle Street is seeing many businesses look to set up, with a number of them confirmed to be on the way.

It was just four days ago that we had reported that the former Thorntons chocolatiers branch on Castle Street had quietly been placed ‘under offer’.

A new coffeehouse, named The Wild Lotus, are in the process of setting up shop next to the Optical People with hopes to open to the public by August.

A new vape and technology store named Vapemax and Techmax have installed signage atop the former PDSA store, hinting that they will be opening soon.

And, national animal charity, the RSPCA,are looking to open a brand new branch inside of Hinckley’s former Mind charity clothing shop. But, these plans are seemingly at a standstill at this moment in time, as the unit remains untouched.

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