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Warehouse for sale

Dunstable, Bedfordshire, East of England, LU6


Property Description

Key features

  • Ref:14756 I
  • Leasehold

Full description

Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market West Herts Customs and Hardings ARC, which was established in 2009 by our client, who is now looking to retire.

The business is split into two, with Hardings ARC handling all crash repairs and West Herts Customs being well established in the customisation, modification and restoration of vehicles.

Hardings ARC is a Renault & Dacia main repair centre, is Nissan approved and a Subaru specialist and repairs vehicles from across the South East of England and beyond. Hardings ARC aims to get vehicles back on the road with minimum hassle and inconvenience, offering arrangement of a replacement vehicle if the accident is not the drivers fault, liaison with your insurance company and a 3 Year warranty on all repairs.

West Herts Customs are proud to offer their customers a high quality bodyshop where every job, no matter how big or small is carried out to the highest of standards by their small but dedicated team of highly trained professionals.

With many years of experience in the automotive industry and the UK's custom and modifying scene, West Herts Customs are happy to share their knowledge and experience with their customers. They offer their customers a high quality alternative to a volume bodyshop where their quality of workmanship is more important than the number of jobs carried out. A place where customers are happy to leave their car and have every confidence that the job required is being done to the highest of standards, carried out right first time, every time. Their aim is to exceed customer expectations.

Due to this ethos their are many satisfied and repeat customers giving 5* Facebook and Google reviews across the board. The business is being sold with two websites being and

There could be improvements to the business by utilising the first floor office space for either more beneficial use for the business or subletting the office space.

Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment.

West Herts Customs And Hardings ARC is located in Dunstable, Bedfordshire, in a large accessible trading estate.

Dunstable is a market town approximately 30 miles North of London and is the third largest town in Bedfordshire. The town is accessed by the A5 which runs through the centre and this is complemented by the M1 which is accessed via junction 11 approximately 2 miles to the East of the town.

The large premises are easily sited by its distinctive fascia and has parking to the front for numerous vehicles along with further parking the to the rear.


To the front is a large forecourt giving multiple parking and there is further parking to the rear of the premises.

The building is entered from the forecourt via a large roller shutter door to the workshop and a pedestrian doorway to the entrance lobby which gives access to the main reception, stairs to first floor storage and office space, access to shower room, male toilets, female toilets and staff kitchen.

The reception has desks and a computer system, CCTV, a window to view the workshop and door to the store room.

It has a kitchen with wall and base units, sink, fridge, small dining area and door to store room.

The store room has multiple racking and access to main workshop.

Main workshop has room for circa 20 vehicles and equipment including;

Spray booth
Spot welder
2 x compressors
4 tonne 2 post ramp
2 x scissor ramps
Paint mixing room holding approximately £15,000 of paint stock
Gun washing machine

We are advised the business is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity, with a 10 year lease from December 2015.
The annual rent is £35,400.

The business opening hours;
Monday-Friday: 8.30am – 5.30pm
Saturday-Sunday: Closed


The business is run and managed by our client, with the help of 4 full time and 1 part time staff members, trained members of staff.

Financial Profile
West Herts Customs and Hardings ARC generated an advised turnover of circa £311,500 as of the 2016 accounts, with a gross profit of 66.6%. The net profit 2016 was £33,495 and generally the net profit has been in excess of £60,000 per annum.

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