Current vacant properties
The Council has a large portfolio of commercial properties located throughout the Borough that are available to let on competitive terms.
Neighbourhood shopping centres
We have 9 Neighbourhood Shopping Centres situated throughout Bedford. These were constructed as part of residential estate developments throughout the Borough and each serve a small geographical catchment area.
- Avon Drive
- Brickhill Drive
- Church Lane / Goldington Square
- The Fairway
- Gostwick Road
- Library Walk
- North Parade
- Queens Drive
- Williamson Road
Town centre shops
The Howard Centre is a covered shopping mall in the centre of Bedford with 14 individual shop units ranging from 45 square metres (485 square feet) to 2000 square metres (22,000 square feet).
The Council has 728 hectares (1,800 acres) of rural / agricultural land that includes smallholdings, woodland, agricultural and grazing land. The majority of this is let on long term agreements and vacant land does not become available very often.
We are Members of the Commercial Landlords Accreditation Scheme (CLAS).This is a self-regulatory scheme that promotes good practice in the commercial property industry. For further information please contact us or download the CLAS Scheme Postcard (PDF).
As members of the scheme we have also adopted the Code for Leasing Business Premises 2007. This is a government backed Code, which sets out how a landlord should conduct themselves in the negotiation and drafting of leases. This is an important document which you should read before entering into a lease. It can be found at http://www.leasingbusinesspremises.co.uk/.