The property has been measured by BKR Floor Plans and provides the following accommodation:
|Net Frontage||8.28 m||27’2”|
|Gross Frontage||9.32 m||30’7”|
|Zone A||51.47 sq m||554 sq ft|
|Zone B||51.19 sq m||551 sq ft|
|Zone C||41.06 sq m||442 sq ft|
|Remainder||44.13 sq m||475 sq ft|
|Total Ground Floor NIA||187.84 sq m||2,022 sq ft|
|First Floor Ancillary||91.97 sq m||990 sq ft|
|First Floor Vacant||90.67 sq m||976 sq ft|
|TOTAL||370.49 sq m||3,988 sq ft|
A set of floor plans is available to download and the measured survey report will be re-addressed to a purchaser at a cost of £720 + VAT.
The ground floor and part first floor is let to Shoe Zone Retail Limited on a full repairing and insuring lease, subject to a Schedule of Condition, for a term of 5 years from and including 19th June 2023, and expiring on 18th June 2028.
The passing rent is £62,000 per annum. The tenant has been granted a rent-free period of six months expiring on 18th December 2023, followed by a period of half rent (£31,000 per annum) from 19th December 2023 until 18th June 2024. The vendor will “top-up” the income by an appropriate adjustment on the completion sum in order that a purchaser does not suffer an income shortfall.
The remainder of the first floor is currently vacant.
On 15th September 2022, planning consent was approved for a new entrance at ground floor level fronting South Street, along with a staircase and a flat roof dormer at the rear of the building, enabling a future scheme to convert the upper parts to residential units (planning application P/FUL/2022/04634).
The front entrance and staircase have already been constructed in line with the approval. A schedule of works is available to download in the data room.
On 28th July 2023, planning consent was obtained for change of use of the upper floors from commercial, business and service to two flats on the front section of the building. The consent is for one 2-bedroom flat on the first floor and one 1-bedroom flat on the loft floor:
|Flat 1||77 sq m||828 sq ft|
|Flat 2||51 sq m||549 sq ft|
Shoe Zone Retail Limited (Co. No. 00148038) has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||1st October 2022||2nd October 2021|
Shoe Zone is a leading footwear retailer that sells approximately 14.5 million pairs of shoes a year. Employing over 2,400 people, the company has over 380 stores nationwide. The ultimate parent company is Shoe Zone PLC, listed on the London Stock Exchange. For further information visit www.shoezone.com.
On 17th October 2023, Shoe Zone announced record profits in a new trading update for the 52 weeks to 30th September 2023. Adjusted profit before tax is expected to not fall below £16m, a 43% increase on last year’s £11.2m, and sales rose 6.1% to £165.7m.
The property has been registered for VAT. It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC).
We are instructed to seek a figure of £730,000 (Seven Hundred and Thirty Thousand Pounds), subject to contract, reflecting an overall net initial yield of 8.0%.
Allocating an investment yield of 9.4% to the retail accommodation equates to a value of £630,000, leaving a value of £100,000 in relation to the vacant upper parts.
Residential Capital Values
If one were to undertake a redevelopment of the upper parts then suggested sale values are in the region of £350,000 (£150,000 for the 1-bedroom flat and £200,000 for the 2-bedroom flat) compared to an apportioned value of £100,000.
Please note that a purchaser will be re-charged the costs of the measured survey (£720 + VAT) and searches (£1,122.58 inclusive of VAT) which are provided in the data room.
Please note that a purchaser will be charged a Transaction Fee of £5,000 plus VAT.
- The property occupies a prime retailing pitch, in the heart of the town centre;
- Retail income well-secured against Shoe Zone Retail Ltd (Net Assets £39.5m);
- New lease from June 2023;
- Vacant self-contained upper parts with planning consent to convert to two residential units;
- Attractive lot size to an investor.