Travel agency to move into empty unit at Rugby's Swan Centre - and steps are being taken to fill other empty units

A travel agency is set to move into unit 12 of Rugby's Swan Centre of Chapel Street.

Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:25 am
Updated Friday, 6th December 2019, 11:26 am
Unit 12, pictured, will host a travel agency. Photo: Google Streetview.

Millington Travel has been confirmed as the latest occupier at the shopping centre, having signed a 10-year lease.

And they are currently fitting out unit 12 in order to open their doors before Christmas.

The news comes after Kaspas Desserts and Libertine burger occupied other units in recent months.

David Walton, director at Harris Lamb, said: “We’ve been pleased with the progress made at the Swan Centre.

"Rugby’s renaissance is continuing, and we are targeting good quality restaurants and retailers to complement the existing tenants as the centre continues to evolve with the town."

Two restaurant and three retail units at the centre remain empty - but Mr Walton said steps are being taken to have businesses occupy them.

He said: “Our planning team has recently obtained consent on behalf of landlord Caracal Properties for two of the remaining units, widening the usage permissions to include restaurant use in order to offer greater flexibility to potential occupiers.

“We’re now close to securing further occupiers and to achieving our goal of creating a restaurant quarter in the heart of Rugby with supporting retail and leisure, and look forward to welcoming further tenants in the new year."

Millington Travel, which was named Central England travel agency of the year at the 2019 Agent Achievement Awards, has 12 other outlets throughout Leicestershire, Warwickshire and Northampton.

Harris Lamb acts as managing agents for the Swan Centre and is joint letting agent alongside Space Retail Property Consultants and Harnell Taylor Cook.