Commercial Property for sale

John Macmillan Wholesale Butchers, Unit 4a, Blar Mhor Industrial Estate, Fort William, Inverness-Shire, PH33

Leasehold £125,000

Property Description

Commercial information

  • Business for sale
  • Use class orders: B1 Business

Full description

DESCRIPTION
John MacMillan Butchers is a wholesale butchery business serving the Lochaber and West Highland area. Located on the Blar Mhor Industrial Estate to the north of Fort William, the business has a strong and sustainable trading history. Situated in a single storey unit within an easy to locate industrial estate, the business is popular with a great many consumers for their level of service. The vendors lease the building from the Highland Council and full details of the lease can be obtained from ASG Commercial.

The property extends to around 148m2 plus external parking for deliveries and customer collection. The building is maintained to a high standard meeting all the environmental health requirements. Within the property there is capacity to expand the business operation to offer a retail service thereby expanding the scope of products on sale.

BUSINESS OPERATION
John MacMillan Butchers is a well-established business and is widely renowned throughout the Lochaber region and beyond. The trading elements have operated from its current location since 1985. Operating as a wholesale butchery, the business provides a full range of butchery products to the hospitality sector, retail outlets and large organisations etc. The trading location is ideal for the collection and delivery of meat products, offering scope to expand the trading elements where new owners seek to enter a broader market place. The business does not utilise web-based trading to advertise their services or to effect order management; this is an area where new owners could generate a competitive advantage. However under the current operating regime the business generates an excellent turnover of c460,000 with an adjusted net profit of around 90,000.

The business operates with a husband and wife team and a part-time driver. The operation could genuinely expand where new operators were willing to take on more staff. The vendor will be pleased to offer a level of support for new owners to ensure that the business transfer is smooth and customers maintain the same level of service provision.

TRADING HOURS
The business opens from 6:30am to 4pm Monday to Friday and 7am to 12:30pm on Saturday. During the winter season the opening hours are reduced slightly.

LOCATION
John MacMillan Butchers is situated 10 minutes' drive from the centre of Fort William and the excellent range of nearby shops, restaurants, amenities, travel links etc. The town is renowned as the "Outdoor Capital of the UK" and with rugged mountains and deep-sea lochs; the area hosts some of Scotland's most spectacular scenery and with it a host of birds and wildlife. Miles of unspoilt countryside provide terrain to please walkers and climbers of all aptitudes. John MacMillan Butchers sits within the view of the surrounding hills and Ben Nevis. Mountain Biking is also a popular activity with the Fort William Mountain Bike World Cup being held here. Sailing, water sports, coastal cruising and fishing are all available locally. Field sports is another popular pursuit and the proximity to Aonach Mr / Glencoe adds skiing to the list. The popularity of the area for winter sports complements summer tourism to drive potential year-round trade where new owners may wish to maximise income or change the trading pattern. Fort William has a wide range of social amenities including schools, medical facilities, shops, financial services, recreational amenities etc. The premises is on the Blar Mhor Industrial Estate just off the A830 and only a few miles from the A82 which is the arterial route between Inverness in the north and Glasgow in the south. Fort William has a rail and bus station. The businesses trading location allows for easy access and offers excellent parking amenity.

REASON FOR SALE
The business owner purchased the lease in 2016 and it is his desire to rationalise his business interests in the area that brings this profitable and easy to operate venture to the market.

PROPERTY
The property is of steel frame and block construction, built in the mid-1980s. Access to the building is via a single doorway or via a delivery door which has strip polythene screening. This commercial premises offers flexibility of trading space extending to 148m2. The building benefits from sky-lights which afford natural lighting plus it has internal strip lighting. There are windows to the right hand aspects of the building which are covered with steel bars effecting sound security. There is a ventilation system. The working areas are set to open plan configuration allowing for ease of work flow. There is a wide range of work surfaces including stainless steel, acrylic surfaces and a traditional butcher's block. Within the building are 2 walk-in chillers and a walk-in freezer plus a well-appointed range of equipment to include; vacuum packer, mincing machine, sausage maker, burger press and chest freezers to name a few items. The business utilises a delivery van which is included in the sale. In addition to the main trading area there is an office and a separate staff area including washroom.

GROUNDS
The area around the building allows for tarmac parking for deliveries etc.

OWNERS ACCOMMODATION
There is no owner's accommodation on the site.

SERVICES
The property benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage; there is no gas on site and all appliances are powered by electricity. The property has no requirement for a heating system. The building is secured with steel bars on windows plus an alarm system.


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Nearest stations

  • Banavie (0.5 mi)
  • Corpach (1.4 mi)
  • Fort William (1.5 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

ASG Commercial, Inverness

17 Kenneth Street Inverness IV3 5NR

01463 568016 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Banavie (0.5 mi)
  • Corpach (1.4 mi)
  • Fort William (1.5 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

ASG Commercial, Inverness

17 Kenneth Street Inverness IV3 5NR

01463 568016 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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