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Office for sale

London Road, Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Sold STC £300,000
7,395 sq. ft.

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  • 7,395 sq ft (687 sq m)

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An historic and architectural Grade II Listed office building with private parking located within Stoke town centre. The property is being offered by informal tender with offers to be submitted by Thursday 17th November 2016.

Location - The Herbert Minton Building fronts London Road and is less than 200m from Stoke town centre. Stoke is one of six towns which form the city of Stoke-on-Trent, the town centre offers an array of facilities, many well known companies including Maplins, Sainsburys and Lloyds Bank occupy nearby buildings. The property offers easy access to the nearby A500 dual-carriageway, which in turn provides access to the remainder of Stoke-on-Trent, A50 and the M6 Motorway.

Situation - The property is located next to the former Stoke Library building, another Grade II Listed property, and opposite Sainsbury's Superstore. The property has private parking located off Bath Street and there is further public pay and display car parks located on Spark Street.

Nearby properties are a mixture of uses, including retail, office, banking and bars/ restaurants, residential housing is also situated within walking distance.

Description - The property is Grade II Listed built in memory of Herbert Minton, an iconic potter in the industry, which currently provides offices over three floors plus basement. The property is considered of interest for the existing use or potential development, subject to relevant planning and Listed building consents. The accommodation consists of a range of open plan and private offices with a lift facility, as detailed below.

In addition the following documents are available upon request:

Asbestos report
Fire risk assessment
Floor plans
Archaeological & Architectural Analysis & Heritage Statement
Title register and plan
Draft Heads of Terms
Draft Agreement for the sale

Ground Floor - Net internal area 259.60 sq m (2,794 sq ft)

The main entrance has a ramp access and automatic sliding door leading into the reception area. The ground floor provides office accommodation with a grand central staircase leading to the first floor. There is also access to the basement which houses the recently installed boilers, gas meter and stores. There is a rear access onto the car park via a secure external court yard.

First Floor - Net internal area: 300.90 sq m (3,239 sq ft)

The first floor has one of the most striking offices which is the front section of the first floor, with a high curved ceiling and ample natural light. The remainder of the first floor provides a range of private and larger open plan offices.

Second Floor - Net internal area: 126.50 sq m (1,362 sq ft)

The second floor section provides three offices with kitchen and w.c, with lift facility and staircase access.

External - The front provides a ramp access into the main recpetion from London Road. There is a pedestrian access to the rear car park which provides seventeen parking spaces with barrier control and perimeter fencing.

Accommodation - Ground floor: 259.60 sq m (2,794 sq ft)
First floor: 300.90 sq m (3,239 sq ft)
Second floor: 126.50 sq m (1,362 sq ft)

Net internal area: 687 sq m (7,395 sq ft)

Basement (GIA): 161.50 sq m (1,738 sq ft)

Planning - The property is understood to hold B1 (Business) planning consent. Bjb recommend that potential occupiers make their own enquiries to the local authority in order to satisfy themselves that their proposed use is authorised in planning terms.

Services - All mains services are available subject to any reconnection which may be necessary.

Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession upon completion

Legal Costs - Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with the sale / purchase of the property.

Viewings - Strictly by appointment via bjb commercial, Head Office, Lake View, Festival Way, Stoke-on-Trent ST1 5BJ. Telephone 01782 212201. Opening hours are 9.00-5.30pm, Monday to Friday.

Vat - The property is not Vat elected therefore will not apply. Butters John Bee recommends potential purchasers/occupiers seek independent advice with regard to VAT and property.

All areas have been provided by the client and verified by butters john bee.

Sealed Bids - Offers for the freehold interest with vacant possession are sought. Bids should be received no later than 5pm on 17th November 2016 and include the following information:

1) Purchasers details
2) Solicitor details
3) Confirmation of the offer exclusive of VAT.
4) Offers should state any conditions the offer is subject to.
5) Proof of funding should be provided.
6) The purchaser is to provide a 10% deposit upon exchange of contracts.

Robert Stevenson MRICS
Butters John Bee
Lake View, Festival Way
Stoke-on-Trent, Staffordshire

Offers received after the deadline may not be taken into consideration. The vendor reserves the right not to accept either the highest or indeed any offer received. The vendor reserves the right to withdraw from the sale if contracts are not exchanged within the set time frame. The vendor may request to speak with each party to discuss the offer further before a decision is made.

As the Sellers agent, we are not Surveyors or Conveyancing experts and as such we cannot and do not comment on the condition of the property or other issues relating to title or other legal issues that may affect this property, unless we have been made aware of such matters. Interested parties should employ their own professionals to make such enquiries before making any transactional decisions. We have not carried out a structural survey and the services, appliances and specific fittings have not been tested. All photographs, measurements, floor plans and distances referred to are given as a guide only and should not be relied upon for the purchase of carpets or any other fixtures or fittings. Lease details, service charges and ground rent (where applicable) and council tax are given as a guide only and should be checked and confirmed by your solicitor prior to exchange of contracts. The copyright of all details, photographs and floorplans remain the possession of bjb.

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