Empty unit in Bognor Regis transformed into pop-up space for local businesses

A new pop-up space in Bognor Regis will give businesses a chance to shine.
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New and established businesses, artists, creators and makers of all stripes will have a chance to trade and exhibit from a new ‘pop-up’ space opening in our town.

Dubbed ‘The POP!’, the new space is a combined initiative delivered by the Bognor Regis Business Improvement District (BID) and Arun District Council.

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It sees Unit 10 in The Arcade, which has been empty for several years, transformed into a flexible open plan space, complete with discreet areas which can be booked to showcase new ideas.

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The space is divided into four clear areas called ‘pods’ and users can choose to rent them individually or take the whole space.

These spaces are available to rent on a variety of short-term contracts ranging from one week to three months at a rate proportionate to actual running costs.

Users will also be able to rent a decorative market barrow, available as a low-cost display and promotion point for businessrs that can’t be there to retail or make in person. The unit will be open from February 21 and an informal launch event is scheduled for February 14, between 3 and 6pm. Details on how to book the pods will be online from February 11.

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“POP! is a unique pop-up opportunity unit that’s open to a wide range of uses,” said BID co-ordinator Heather Allen.

“It’s available to new businesses to have a taste of the retail experience, to existing businesses to promote their services, to artists and makers to showcase and sell their work and to local organisations to host information points.”

“Giving local traders the opportunity to sell and showcase their work – on flexible terms – will bring vibrancy and energy to both Bognor Regis and Littlehampton and help support our businesses to both grow and prosper,” added Cllr Shaun Gunner (Con), leader of Arun District Council. To find out more, visit www.brbid.org/pop.