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40 – 41 King Street & 2 Roper Street, Whitehaven

Whitehaven, CA28 7JN

Whitehaven shop front
Whitehaven shop front
40 – 41 King Street & 2 Roper Street, Whitehaven
40 – 41 King Street & 2 Roper Street, Whitehaven
40 – 41 King Street & 2 Roper Street, Whitehaven

HIGHLY VISIBLE AND EXTREMELY PROMINENT FORMER BANK PREMISES SUITABLE FOR ALTERNATIVE USES

  • 100% PRIME TOWN CENTRE LOCATION
  • AVAILABLE WITH VACANT POSSESSION ON NEW LEASE
  • MIXED USE AREA COMPRISING RETAIL, COFFEE SHOPS, OFFICE AND RESIDENTIAL OCCUPIERS

Location

The subject property occupies probably the best retailing location in Whitehaven town centre facing King Street and Market Square whilst having the benefit of a corner return frontage. Occupied for many years as Halifax/Bank of Scotland, adjacent occupiers include a mix of retail, coffee shop and residential including Costa Coffee. Albion Square, developed as large modern office premises for Sellafield Ltd, is very close by along with all town centre amenities and the attractive harbour front.

Floor Plans & EPC

DESCRIPTION

A substantial 3-storey end-terrace link building with full height glazed shop frontage currently comprising a modern retail banking hall with ancillary rooms, stores and offices and additional offices and stores above. The property would suit a variety of uses due to its excellent location and prominence.

PLANNING

The property is situated within an area of mixed use in the main retail shopping core of Whitehaven. The most recent and existing use has been as a bank in accordance with Use Class E. Permitted development within the same use class includes retail, restaurant, café, office/professional services, medical/health and fitness uses for example.

The property is NOT a Listed Building but is situated in the Town Centre Conservation Area.

Interested parties can enquire of Cumberland Council on www.cumberland.gov.uk or alternatively telephone: 0300 373 3730.

BUSINESS RATES

Shop & Premises – £24,750 (2023)

NOTE : There is potential current rate relief from Business Rates for retail and hospitality occupiers subject to status and local authority guidelines. In the year 1 April 2023 – 31 March 2024 this equates to 75% off your Business Rates bill. This has now been further extended to cover the financial year 2024/25.

VIEWINGS

Please contact Walton Goodland.

ACCOMMODATION

The property comprises the following approximate areas and dimensions:-

Ground Floor

Sales        1,526 ft² (142 m²)

First Floor

Offices     1,056 ft² (98 m²)

Ladies      2 wc & 2 whb

Gents       1 wc, 1 urinal & 2 whb

Second Floor

Offices/kitchen/staff 639 ft² (60 m²)

Stores      395 ft² (37 m²)

Total        3,616 ft² (336 m²)

SERVICES

All mains services are connected to the property which also benefits from air conditioning and an air handling system.

LEASE

A new lease for a term of years to be agreed on full repairing and insuring terms with vacant possession.

RENT

£35,000 per annum

The rent is quoted exclusive of Business Rates, VAT and all other outgoings.

VAT

VAT is not applicable.

ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE (EPC)

The property benefits from a EPC Rating of C 74.

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Last updated: 26th January 2024 - 9:52 am