Four small lettings have been completed by Hicks Baker.

Project management firm MICIM Limited has taken 1,900 sq ft at 55 St Mary’s Butts in Reading. The firm has outgrown its previous Friar Street premises.

Cutpark has taken 1,765 sq ft of former office space at Bowman House in Bridge Street, Reading for a hairdressers and beauty salon. The occupier has made use of the new, flexible Class E category of planning use.

A 500 sq ft ground floor space has been let to Delectable (trading as Templar Estate Planning) in Church House, Church Street, Caversham.

And in Slough, the first floor of Beechwood House (4,792 sq ft) has been let to Community Health and Eyecare.

Harry Gornall-King, graduate surveyor for business space at Hicks Baker, said: “The repurposing of these office suites to alternative uses reflects the need for greater flexibility and landlords are demonstrating the ability to think outside the box to widen their target audience to attract occupiers.

“Whilst individually these lettings are relatively modest, the return of market activity is encouraging and illustrates that, as we emerge from lockdown, small companies are still confident enough in the Thames Valley as a commercial location to put down property roots and grow their businesses.”

Hicks Baker acted for the landlords on all four deals. Joint agents on Bowman House and Beechwood House were Parkinson Holt and Lambert Smith Hampton respectively.

Image shows Beechwood House at Slough.

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