The premises are situated in Ashley Cross, Lower Parkstone which is a vibrant suburb of Poole. Ashley Cross is a popular commercial location and features a good mix of independent retailers, bistros, bars and restaurants. The premises has excellent frontage to Church Road which overlooks the attractive Ashley Cross Green and forms part of a parade of eight retail units. Local occupiers include Coffee #1, The Co-Op, Patisserie Mark Bennett and Lewis Manning Hospice.
The subject property is situated within the Ashley Cross Conservation Area at the western end of Church Road, close to the junction with Bournemouth Road. Church Road benefits from good public on street car parking and Parkstone rail station is located within an easy walking distance. Poole town centre is approximately two miles away.
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The property comprises an attractive ground floor retail unit with an open plan retail area to the front of the unit with storage and ancillary accommodation to the rear including a kitchen and WC. The shop benefits from rear access to a communal yard. The retail area benefits from a quality ‘wood effect’ laminate floor, LED lighting and a slat walling system. A block work wall divides the space and studwork partitions have been installed behind this to create separate storage and dressing room space.
We understand that the property is a Locally Listed Heritage Asset.
We have measured the property with the following approximate net internal areas:
Main sales area: 44.01 sq m (473.72 sq ft)
Rear ancillary accommodation: 25.88 sq m (278.57 sq ft)
Total 69.89 sq m (752.3 sq ft)
The premises is held under the residue of a 999 year lease from 1st June 2011 at a peppercorn rent. The head lease contains full repairing and insuring covenants and the user clause in the head lease permits retail uses (with other such uses to be approved by the landlord not to be unreasonably withheld).
The premises is offered on the basis of full vacant possession.
Offers in excess of £250,000 plus VAT with full vacant possession.
We understand that the property has a current rateable value of £13,250 (this is due to change to £14,000 from 1st April 2023). The Rates Payable will be determined by the Uniform Business Rate Multiplier which is set by the Government annually. Interested parties are therefore encouraged to contact the Local Rating Authority directly.
An energy performance certificate has been commissioned and is awaited.
We understand the property has the benefit of a Planning Consent for uses falling within Class E, within the Town & County Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 as amended.