The property has been measured by BKR Floor Plans and provides the following Net Internal floor areas:
|Net Frontage||6.68 m||21.92 feet|
|Gross Frontage||7.17 m||23.52 feet|
|Zone A||40.0 sq m||431 sq ft|
|Zone B||41.8 sq m||450 sq ft|
|Zone C||46.4 sq m||499 sq ft|
|Zone D||45.4 sq m||489 sq ft|
|Total Ground Floor NIA||173.6 sq m||1,869 sq ft|
|First Floor Storage||35.5 sq m||352 sq ft|
|First Floor Residential||89.0 sq m||958 sq ft|
|Total First Floor Net Area||124.50 sq m||1,310 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 £345 + VAT.
The ground floor retail unit is let to Sharps Bedrooms Limited on a full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 5 years from 2nd May 2022, expiring 1st May 2027. There is a tenant’s break option on 2nd May 2025, subject to six months’ notice and a penalty of £8,950 plus VAT if exercised.
The current passing rent is £77,500 per annum.
The tenant has been in occupation since 2017 and signed a new lease in May 2022, demonstrating their continued commitment to the property. The rent has been rebased from £118,000 per annum to £77,500 per annum (a 34% reduction).
In accordance with a licence, the tenant has a right to use two car parking spaces within the rear yard.
The residential element is currently vacant.
The estimated rental value for the residential element is proposed at £24,000 per annum (£2,000 per calendar month), providing an opportunity to increase the rental income.
Therefore, the current income is £77,500 per annum and the estimated rental value is £101,500 per annum.
Subject to planning permission, we suggest there is the potential of undertaking a development of the upper floors. Two examples of possible residential schemes are available to download. These include extending the property and adding a second floor to create three flats (1 x 1-bed and 2 x 2-beds) with a total Gross Internal Area of approximately 285 sq m (3,070 sq ft).
Our research suggests that 1 and 2-bed flats above retail in this location are worth in the order of £600 per sq ft. Hence, an exit value in the order of £1,840,000, thereby providing a significant potential to enhance value.
Sharps Bedrooms Limited (Co. No. 07685430) has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||3rd October 2021||27th September 2020|
|Net Current Assets||£27,477,000||£46,621,000|
Sharps are the UK’s leading fitted bedroom, living and home office furniture company, closing the year with 62 showrooms located in a combination of retail parks, shopping centres and high streets. For further information visit www.sharps.co.uk.
The property has been registered for VAT. It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC), subject to the Buyer complying with its obligations in respect of registering for VAT and opting to tax in accordance with the Special Conditions of Sale.
We are instructed to seek a figure of £1,300,000 (One Million, Three Hundred Thousand Pounds), subject to contract, for the freehold interest.
Allocating an investment yield of 8% to the retail accommodation equates to a value of £920,000, leaving a value of £380,000 in relation to the residential element.
Assuming the existing flat is re-let at 24,000 per annum (£2,000 per calendar month), the yield for this element will be 6.3% and the overall blended yield will be 7.8% (gross).
If one were to undertake a redevelopment of the upper parts, subject to planning, then we estimate the exit value to be in the order of £1,840,000 (£6,464 per sq m / £600 per sq ft) compared to an existing value of £380,000 (£3,145 per sq m / £292 per sq ft).
Please note that a purchaser will be re-charged the costs of the searches (£779.80 plus VAT) which are provided in the data room.
Please note that a purchaser will be charged a Transaction Fee of £10,000 plus VAT.
Located in an affluent London Borough;
Positioned in the heart of the town centre, immediately adjacent The Bentall Centre;
Retail income well-secured against Sharps Bedrooms (Pre-Tax Profits £24.3m);
New lease from May 2022 at a re-based rent (34% less than previous rent);
The tenant has been in occupation since 2017 and renewed their lease, demonstrating their continued commitment to the property;
Vacant self-contained residential upper parts with refurbishment/development potential;
Attractive lot size to an investor.