Commercial Property Opportunities

Discover business & investment opportunities in Trowbridge.

about Trowbridge

Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire with a long history as an important market town. Known as the ‘Manchester of the West’ for its world-renowned woollen cloth milling industry, today Trowbridge is a manufacturing, industrial, office, farming and retail centre where thousands of local businesses are based.

Trowbridge offers excellent transport links. The train station is in town centre, with direct trains to London, Bath and Brighton. There is easy access to the M4, A36 and A303, and Trowbridge just a 50 minute drive to Bristol Airport.

COMMERCIAL property available

The Shires Shopping Centre is located close to Trowbridge’s excellent bus and train transport links and comprises a wide range of retail outlets including an ASDA Superstore, Sportsdirect, Waterstones, Body Shop, JD Sports and Iceland to name just a few.

The following units within The Shires are currently available:

  • Unit

    Sq. ft

    Unit 1


    Unit 24


    Unit 38


    Kiosk 3/4


CLICK HERE for property photos and further details.


If you are looking to open a small business in Trowbridge there will soon be space available  at The Shires shopping centre from £80 rent per week (inclusive of bills).

Please register your interest here


TROWBRIDGE vacant commercial units grants - apply now

Wiltshire Council has created a Vacant Commercial Unit Fund (VCUF) of £1.2 million using some of the £16,347,056 awarded to Trowbridge from the Government’s Future High Streets Fund.

Grants will fund the refurbishment of commercial units in Trowbridge town centre to help independent businesses and start-ups, bring new life to the high street and encourage the conversion of upper floors of commercial premises to create additional residential accommodation.

-Small grant awards – £2,500 – £24,999
-Large grant awards – £25,000 – £100,000

To apply for a grant or for further information visit


– Handle House, Stallard St (1834 sq ft) – built in 1843-1848 for teazle drying for Trowbridge’s famous cloth market – Cooper & Tanner
– Unit 12, Doric Business Centre (industrial unit)
3 Fore Street (ex-Barclays)
12 Fore Street (restaurant/takeaway – £12k p/a)
21 Fore Street (former Thomas Cook – 928 sq ft – rent £18k p/a – email 
22 Fore Street (former William Hill – 1022 ft2 – rent £18k p/a – email 
32 Fore Street4,345 sq ft prime retail – email 
42 Fore Street (under offer) – 
48 Fore Street (formerly Monsoon – 3642 sq ft – prime retail)
66 Fore Street (restaurant) UNDER OFFER
Court House Pubthree-storey, town centre pub  
42 Roundstone Street – UNDER OFFER
2-3 Silver Street (formerly M&Co)
9-10 Silver Street (80m2) – Pitman HouseWhite & Co – £550k
(NB. No.10 Silver Street under offer for rental)
Fortescue House, Court Street (7,793 sq ft)
7 Mill Street (Unit 6, Kestrel House, BA14 8BE (B1)
7 Mill Street (Unit 8, Kestrel House, BA14 8BE
1 Mill Street, BA14 8BE
(8 office rooms) UNDER OFFER
Castle Place Shopping Centre – market stalls and small units
– St James Hall Church (Large town centre church, previously  a soft play centre & gym. Would suit something similar)
45 Stallard Street (takeaway)
Bythesea Road (990 sq ft)
The Halve – 1,000 sq ft ground & 1st floor offices
St George’s Works (attractive courtyard shops) email for details
Gainsborough building, Canal Rd (59,000 sq ft)


Please contact the agents or landlords where linked above, or email for details of the latest available properties. 


For some very helpful advice on taking on a new commercial lease, please see FSM Solicitors’ Taking Your First Commercial Lease or contact the FSM commercial property department on 01225 755621. 

wide range of event venues


  Event Venues

  • The Civic is a large contemporary events venue and conference centre with capacity of up to 900. The Civic hosts music, comedy, theatre and festivals, from business expos to George Ezra concerts. The Civic adjoins Trowbridge Park and the Trowbridge Visitor Information Centre, home to Trowbridge Town Council.
  • Trowbridge Town Hall offers an impressive, historic town centre venue for corporate, music and art events, including the Old Court and Park View rooms, a cafe, exhibition space and atmospheric cells in the basement..
  • Parade House is a Grade 1 listed Georgian townhouse with beautiful meeting rooms, sweeping staircase and a grand ballroom, available to hire for weddings, corporate events, exhibitions & location shoots.
  • Drawing Projects UK has 10 self-contained studios, workspaces & art galleries.
  • The 18th century church Emmanuel’s Yard is a hidden town centre gem with a range of recently renovated spaces, from the main Sanctuary (capacity 250) with stage, lighting, PA system, organ and display screens, to meeting rooms and the spacious Chapel Hall Cafe.
  • Trowbridge Town Park hosts large scale music events, fairs and festivals, with tennis, bowling & other activities.
  • Trowbridge Rugby Club, Doric Park – several indoor function spaces plus 3 pitches for hire
  • Trowbridge Cricket Club and Wiltshire Country ground offers an attractive, recently restored, 19th century pavilion, with indoor & outdoor event spaces.


  Event Organisers

  • For help organising corporate events, private functions or large scale public art events in the Trowbridge/Bath area, email 

Commercial Spaces

The Chamber can help new and existing businesses to relocate their premises, book trading space at local markets and give updates of new business opportunities.

Trowbridge town centre has a variety of commercial spaces to let. Please email to discuss your needs or visit our property agents’ websites.

To become a Trowbridge Chamber of Commerce member simply sign up online via the Membership page of the website, which will automatically generate your Members Directory business profile.

market trading opportunities

Trowbridge has four markets with trading opportunities available for a wide range of businesses.  Taking a market stall is a great way of testing your business proposition.

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