Galashiels Mobility has received the green light to relocate and expand from its current base in Bank Street into the former Potting Shed outlet at 8 High Street.
The site itself is a shop unit on two levels, within a three storey building.
Permission has also been granted for the mobility aids equipment provider to install a disabled access lift at the new base.
A report with the application says: “The site sits within the Galashiels Conservation Area, and is part of a listed building group which includes 2 Channel Street and 2-12 High Street, known as Victoria Buildings. Although Victorian in style, the buildings date from 1927.
“The applicant has purchased the site and is expanding and relocating his ongoing business from a nearby site on Bank Street.
“The re-use of this shop unit for retail purposes will ensure that this large unit is put to good use. Being a mobility shop, it requires a central location so that customers can easily reach it.
“It is in a location where there are significant vacancies and so it will have a positive impact.
“The applicant currently operates from Bank Street from a unit that is now too small, and to move to this vacant larger unit is the most sustainable solution, making good use of a unit presently standing vacant.
“The installation of the lift is essential, as it is a mobility shop and it will have most items displayed on the upper floor.
“The proposal makes positive use of a vacant unit. Whilst it will in turn leave a Bank Street property vacant, it is far more likely that that unit will be let successfully.”