Peterborough commercial property agency Barker Storey Matthews is urging local independent traders and crafters to take advantage of the exclusive ‘pop-up’ shop opportunities now available in the city’s Rivergate Centre.

The pop-up retail properties are available to rent on a month by month basis – or longer - as part of the Centre’s fully flexible leasing scheme.  

The initiative gives traders the opportunity to showcase their wares alongside established retailers such as ASDA, Poundworld, Subway, Iceland and Multiyork among the other shop brands at Rivergate.

Units available for temporary occupation as part of the flexible leasing scheme start at 816 sq ft.  With an annual footfall of 4 million and free on-site parking at Rivergate, Barker Storey Matthews believes that the offer is the only one being promoted which suit ‘pop-up’ interests in Peterborough city centre presently.

Julian Welch, Director, Barker Storey Matthews, says, “The appeal of pop-up shops in temporarily vacant retail units has grown alongside the revival of interest in independent retailers and the phenomenon of home and artisan crafters. 

“Retail property landlords, like the owners of Rivergate, see the commercial opportunities in offering favourable and flexible leasing arrangements for temporary or ‘pop-up’ occupation. 

“It’s advantageous for both landlord and tenant alike.  The landlord minimises void times in any vacant retail space, while the temporary tenant can test the public’s appetite for their products or services before deciding if a permanent shop presence suits their commercial set-up.”

For more information about pop-up opportunities or other fully flexible leasing opportunities at Rivergate, Peterborough, contact Julian Welch at Barker Storey Matthews in the city, tel 01733 897722,