Sorbon Estates announces first new Marlow leasing post-lockdown

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Property owner, asset manager and developer Sorbon Estates has announced the return of contemporary childrenswear brand Angel & Rocket to a 1,150sq ft unit on the High Street in Marlow, Buckinghamshire. 

Angel & Rocket has signed a new semi-permanent lease with a view to capitalising on intensified footfall in the town since the onset of the Covid-19 pandemic.

Edward Davidson, senior leasing manager at Sorbon Estates, said: “I couldn’t be more amazed at the activity we have seen in Marlow since the pandemic. A mix of homebound workers eager to get out into the community, a loyalty to local businesses and carefully orchestrated precautions implemented across the town in conjunction with the Town Council have meant Marlow has been busier than ever. We are seeing a spike in demand to match with many retailers considering this to be a longer-term structural change in consumer behaviour. We are seeking to capitalise on this demand and accelerate our continued strategy of making Marlow an exciting destination to live, work and visit. Angel & Rocket fits with our strategy perfectly; an independent home-grown, family business with a compelling online trading history and high quality, relevant products.”

Lewis Bostock, managing director at Angel & Rocket, said: “We are delighted to be back in Marlow.  We were always focused on Marlow being the right location and demographic for the brand and our trial store proved that the concept worked. Sorbon Estates made it easy to move quickly when the right unit became available.”

Angel & Rocket prides itself on fashion-forward, quality childrenswear that lets kids be kids. The family behind the brand is involved at every step of the design and manufacturing process to create clothes that are age-appropriate and built to last.

The Marlow store will be the first bricks and mortar presence for the brand following the short-term trial lease of a smaller unit in 2018 and signals a first step, with more stores in the brand roadmap.  Growth plans also include a loyalty programme to serve Angel & Rocket’s established online customer base and new in-store clientele.