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Property Description

Attractive period A2 office/retail unit in prominent High Street position 757 sq ft
(70.2 sq m) plus basement

| Suit alternative uses (STP)
| Excellent condition
| Attractive period features

The property is situated in the heart of Fordingbridge town centre just a short walk from the public car park with good footfall. Fordingbridge is an attractive town situated on the western fringes of the New Forest and serves a wide catchment area from the surrounding villages. The town is situated just west of the A338 which links Salisbury to the north (11 miles) and Ringwood/A31 to the south
(approx 6 miles)

The premises are planned on the ground floor and basement of a Grade II Listed property. The accommodation is in good condition throughout and provides attractive, mainly open plan accommodation incorporating period features such as timber beams and original fireplaces. There are stairs from the front retail area to a basement (with some natural light) which provides a store room and a cloakroom. The accommodation currently benefits from an A2 (financial and professional services) consent, although it could equally be used for retail (A1) or alternative uses (subject to planning). There is secondary access from the rear where there is an allocated car parking space.

Approximate Net Internal Areas
Shop frontage 11.5 m (37’9”)
Shop depth 9.2 m (29’5”)

Office/Retail Sales
Front areas (x 2) 45.6 sq m (491 sq ft)
Rear area 19.4 sq m (209 sq ft)
Kitchen 5.3 sq m (57sq ft)

Store 10.6 sq m (114 sq ft)
Cloakroom - -

Carpeting (tiled floor to basement)
Electric heating
Original fireplaces
Timber beams
Gas available (not currently used)

The premises are available on a new full repairing and insuring lease for a term to be agreed

£12,500 per annum
Rent is exclusive of VAT (if applicable), business rates, buildings insurance and all other outgoings.

Consideration would also be given to a sale of an existing long leasehold interest of the premises. Further details upon application.

Business Rates
Rateable Value £9,900

Where the Rateable Value does not exceed £12,000 eligible rate payers will qualify for 100% Small Business Rate Relief (ie no rates will be payable).

We understand that all mains services are connected to the property (gas enters the property but is not currently utilised).

Woolley and Wallis Commercial have not tested the services mentioned in these particulars.

Prospective tenants must satisfy themselves as to the permitted planning uses for the property and also whether VAT is applicable to this transaction.

Legal Costs
Both parties reasonable legal costs are to be borne by the ingoing tenant.

Code of Practice
You should be aware that the Code of Practice on commercial leases in England and Wales recommends that you seek professional advice from a qualified Surveyor, Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement. The code is available from professional institutions and trade associations or through the website

Financial and accountancy references may be sought from any prospective tenant prior to agreement.


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High Street, Fordingbridge, SP6

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