Clothing store Joshua Adams thinks big with downtown move

A POPULAR clothing store in Cleckheaton is moving to a bigger site.

Menswear by Joshua Adams will operate from downtown at 18-22 Market Street starting early in the new year.

The Willow Properties site includes over 4,500 square feet of retail and workshop space for alterations over two floors.

The new menswear store will occupy both floors and Cleckheaton’s 14 existing employees will cross.

There will be more fitting rooms and showcase spaces, a larger workshop for more menswear choices, and an observation station showcasing the prep work and skills of seamstresses.

Until the new store opens in January 2023, Joshua Adams, who launched in Ilkley last springwill continue to trade in Cleckheaton at 30-34 Bradford Road.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: in a Joshua Adams storeIn a Joshua Adams store (Picture: Google)

The relationship between Willow Properties, led by Bradford-born duo Robert Williamson and Jonathan Holmes, and Stephanie and Ray Norris, owners of Joshua Adams, began when they sold their first store to Scholes through Ernest Wilson 15 years ago.

They then developed the Joshua Adams business more centrally in Cleckheaton and grew enormously over the years to become a award-winning menswear company.

When Willow Properties acquired the Market Street site, they already had Stephanie and Ray’s business in mind.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: Willow Properties and Joshua Adams have a great relationshipWillow Properties and Joshua Adams have a great relationship (Picture: Google)

Robert said: “We approached them off-market suggesting a collaboration.

“We are well aware of Joshua Adams’ successes with their recent success as finalists in the 2022 National ‘Drapers Independent’ Awards and winning their category in the 2022 ‘I Do’ Awards coupled with the rapid growth and expansion of company, we could clearly see that a larger, more prominent downtown site would be perfect for them.

Knowing the area so well, the innovative menswear company jumped at the chance.
Willow Properties is proud of its expanding Cleckheaton-based portfolio, including Victoria Court, formerly the Rubber Tunnel, home to the Titan Business Centre, Halifax Bank, Box 11, Domino’s, From the Heart, Marshall’s, SMKD and We Buy Gold , the development has seen an investment of £2.5 million for existing tenants.

Another string to their bow is Cleckheaton-based Tarantinos Pizza, formerly the Natwest Bank, other local investments such as the luxurious Grand Cru in Birkenshaw and the award-winning Prashad in Drighlington.

Bradford Telegraph and Argus: the new store should open in early 2023The new store is expected to open in early 2023 (Picture: Google)

Willow Properties has now set up its own head office in Cleckheaton in the former premises of ‘The Music Room’.

Offices occupy the second and third floors, while the ground floor and first floor await the perfect occupants for an upscale restaurant and bar.

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