The property has been measured by BKR Floor Plans and provides the following Net Internal floor areas:
|Sq Ft||Sq M|
|6 Market Square|
|8-12 Market Square|
|14-16 Market Square|
|18-20 Market Square (Unit 2)|
|18-20 Market Square (Unit 3)|
|26/28 Market Square (Unit 1B)|
|28/30 Market Square (Unit 1A)|
A full set of floor plans and measurements is available to download. The measured survey report will be re-addressed to a purchaser at a cost of £1,395 + VAT.
Long leasehold for a term of 142 years from 20th March 2002, expiring 26th January 2144 (in excess of 120 years unexpired) at a peppercorn rent. The freeholder is Network Rail.
The property is multi-let to six tenants in accordance with the attached tenancy schedule, producing a total income of £388,500 per annum.
The current non-recoverable income in respect of the vacant unit B, 18/20 Market Place is as follows:
CEX are paying the electricity for their unit and the vacant unit, as they are not separately metered. As a result, the current landlord has agreed an arrangement to pay an appropriate sum for non-consumption charges (ie. standard charge, climate change levy and capacity charge), this being £2,665 per annum which is in effect a cost for the vacant unit.
Therefore, the current true net income for an investor is currently £329,734 per annum.
We suggest that the rental value for Unit B, 18/20 Market Square is in the order of £60,000 per annum. Once a letting is completed the income will rise to £448,500 per annum, given there will be the benefit of income as well as no further non-recoverable costs. There is current dialogue with a potential occupier, further information available on request.
Arrears & Payment History
It should be noted that the current arrears position is as follows:
|Units 5-6 (Nationwide)||(to be advised)|
|10-12 Market Square (Poundland)||£3,029.91|
|14/16 Market Square (Luxury Leisure)||-£627.75|
|Unit 2, 18/28 Market Square (CeX)||£18,114.82|
|Unit 3, 18/28 Market Square (Vacant)||£0|
|26 Market Square (Costa)||£1,046.73|
|28 Market Square (KFC)||£139.49|
(As at 18th October 2023)
It should be noted that the purchaser is required to pay for the arrears at completion.
For the period 1st April 2023 to 31st March 2024 the service charge budget is £13,720. Further details are available to download from the data room. Note that the shortfall in relation to the vacant shop Unit 3 is £2,867 per annum.
The rateable value for the property is as follows:
|Units 5-6 (Nationwide)||Bank & Premises||£86,000|
|10-12 Market Square (Poundland)||Shop & Premises||£108,000|
|14/16 Market Square (Luxury Leisure)||Shop & Premises||£92,500|
|Unit 2, 18/28 Market Square (CeX)||Shop & Premises||£56,500|
|Unit 3, 18/28 Market Square (Vacant)||Shop & Premises||£102,000|
|26 Market Square (Costa)||Shop & Premises||£51,000|
|Gnd Floor, 28 Market Square (KFC)||Shop & Premises||£50,500|
|1st Floor, 28 Market Square (KFC)||Store & Premises||£9,400|
The uniform business rates multiplier is 49.9 pence per pound for rateable values below £51,000 and 51.2 pence per pound for those £51,000 or more.
Nationwide Buildings Society has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||4th April 2023||4th April 2022|
|Total Income||£4,887 million||£3,378 million|
|Pre-Tax Profits||£2,533 million||£1,011 million|
|Total Assets||£269,730 million||£269,072 million|
Nationwide is the world’s largest building society as well as one of the largest savings providers and a top-three provider of mortgages in the UK. Nationwide has around 16 million customers and 18,000 employees. For further information visit www.nationwide.co.uk.
Poundland Limited has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||25th September 2022||26th September 2021|
Poundland are rolling out frozen and chilled food to over 500 stores and have launched homewares goods in all stores.
For further information visit www.poundland.co.uk.
Luxury Leisure has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||31st December 2022||31st December 2021|
Luxury Leisure, trading as Admiral, is a market leading provider of slots and gaming entertainment in the UK, with over 270 high street and seaside gaming centres. Luxury Leisure is also home to Kwik Tan, the market leading UV tanning brand and 10 branded catering outlets, including The Coffee Trader and Uncle Sam’s American Diner. For further information visit www.admiralslots.co.uk.
CeX (Franchising) Limited has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||31st December 2022||31st December 2021|
The company operates franchise shops in the UK selling second hand electronic and technology products.
CeX is the UK’s biggest second-hand electronics and entertainment specialist. Starting as a single games and computer specialist shop just off of London’s Tottenham Court Road in 1992, CeX has expanded over 30 years to more than 600 stores worldwide, spanning over 10 countries including the UK, Ireland, Spain, Portugal, Malaysia, Mexico, The Canaries, The Netherlands, Australia, India and Italy. For further information visit uk.webuy.com.
Kentucky Fried Chicken (GB) Limited has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||26th December 2021||27th December 2020|
The principal activity of the company is the sale of KFC products through company-owned restaurants in the UK, in addition to the receipt of income from Franchisees of the KFC trademarks. KFC Corporation is the world’s second largest restaurant chain after McDonald’s. For further information visit www.kfc.co.uk.
Costa Limited has reported the following figures:
|Year Ending||31st December 2021||31st December 2020|
|Pre-Tax Profits (Loss)||-£42,370,000||-£227,430,000|
Established in 1971, Costa Coffee is the UK’s largest coffee shop chain with over 2,400 stores plus 1,400 stores in 31 international markets and 8,000 Costa Express self-service machines worldwide. The company opened 64 new stores in the latest financial year.
In January 2019 The Coca-Cola Company announced that it had completed the acquisition of Costa Limited from Whitbread PLC for $4.9 billion. The Coca-Cola Company is the world’s largest non-alcoholic beverage company employing over 700,000 people with more than 200 brands within its portfolio. For further information see www.costa.co.uk and www.coca-colacompany.com.
It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC) and the purchaser will be required to submit the appropriate election to HMRC.
We are instructed to seek a figure of £3,300,000 (Three Million, Three Hundred Thousand Pounds), subject to contract, reflecting a net initial yield of 11.06% which will rise to 12.57% once the currently vacant unit is let, (purchaser’s costs at 6.48%).
Please note that a purchaser will be re-charged the costs of the measured survey (£1,395 + VAT) and searches (£3,325.71 + VAT) which are provided in the data room.
A high yielding, multi-let retail investment;
The yield will increase further on letting of the vacant unit which is currently under offer;
The property occupies a prominent position in the heart of the city centre;
The income is secured against national occupiers including KFC, Costa, Poundland, Nationwide, CeX and Admiral;
A number of lettings have recently had rents re-based, providing an attractive level from which to expect good rental growth;
Asset management opportunities;
A purchase at the asking price reflects an attractive yield profile
The affairs, business and property of the Company is being managed by the Joint Administrators Andrew Knowles and Steven Muncaster, who act as agents for the Company and without personal liability. Both are licensed by the Insolvency Practitioners Association and are bound by the Insolvency Code of Ethics