Estate agent takes on town-centre premises

Coast and Castle Estate Agents, Alnwick
Coast and Castle Estate Agents, Alnwick

An estate agent which has seen a huge increase in business is opening up a town-centre shop.

Coast and Castle is currently based at Alnwick’s Cawledge Industrial Estate.

But in the last year the company has gone from strength to strength and it was decided that they wanted to have a presence on the high street – to bolster their online activity.

And at the beginning of next month the company will be opening its new agency at Bondgate Within, near to the Bondgate Tower, in the former Swintons Insurance premises.

Coast and Castle was originally set up as Town and City Estate Agents by husband-and-wife couple Colin and Karen Parker.

They launched the business in 2011, selling property online all across the UK, except Northern Ireland.

Colin said: “We started off as a national online estate agent but increasingly more and more local people got to know about us and wanted to use our services.

“So last year we rebranded to Coast and Castle and almost overnight people saw the Coast and Castle signs going up.

“They thought Town and City was part of a bigger group and when we rebranded we just got so much business.

“So this year we just decided that we would expand the local presence and the local brand, it was a big decision to make.

“But we have got so many clients now and we really want to push the brand that little bit further forward.”

The company is set to move into the new premises at the end of the month and open for business on Monday, December 1.