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38 - 42 Long Wyre Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LJ

Guide Price

£88.45 per sq ft

Business rates & charges may apply

Nicholas Percival Commercial, Colchester

6,501 sq ft

604 sq m


High street retail property for sale

USE CLASSUse class orders: Class E


Key features

  • Two shops let, producing £38,625pax.
  • Self-contained, first floor office and 40 Long Wyre Street vacant.
  • Once all shops let, income from the ground floor is estimated to be £55,625pax.
  • Vacant first floor office suitable for conversion to residential (subject to planning).



Colchester is a City in Essex, located circa. 60 miles northeast of London and 30 miles east from London Stansted Airport. The City has a residential population of circa 200,000 and estimated catchment population in excess of 300,000. The catchment area extends over a densely populated rural area being bounded by Ipswich, Braintree and Chelmsford and includes towns such as Harwich and Clacton-on-Sea.

The subject property is located in the town centre, in a semi-pedestrianised pitch. Nearby occupiers include Specsavers Opticians, Greggs the bakers, Escape Colchester, Cremaa Coffee, Savers Health & Beauty and Romano Lounge Restaurant.


The property comprises a two-storey terrace of 3 ground floor shops with ancillary first floor storage/offices to the rear, beneath a pitched tile roof. To the front there are self-contained vacant first floor offices accessed from Long Wyre Street.

ACCOMMODATION (approximate)

38 Long Wyre Street 1,676 sq. ft. NIA 690 sq. ft. ITZA

40 Long Wyre Street 1,616 sq. ft. NIA 683 sq. ft. ITZA

42 Long Wyre Street 1,535 sq. ft. NIA 640 sq. ft ITZA

FF 38/42 Long Wyre Street 1,674 sq. ft. NIA

Total 6,501 sq. ft. NIA


Let to Colchester PDSA (People's Dispensory for Sick Animals) on an FRI lease for a term of 5-years commencing 25 December 2015 at a passing rent of £23,625pax. (PDSA Balance Sheet circa. £90 million)

40 Long Wyre Street Vacant

42 Long Wyre Street Let to Sense (a regulated charity for people with complex disabilities) on an FRI lease for a term of 10-years commencing 5 Jan. 2021 at a passing rent of £15,000pax, subject to rent review 05 Jan 2026. (Sense Balance Sheet circa. £45 million)


The property has the following EPCs:
38 Long Wyre Street E 113 (valid until 05 June 2033)
40 Long Wyre Street D 79 (valid until 05 June 2033)
42 Long Wyre Street D 88 (valid until 05 June 2033)
Copies of the certificates can be found on the GOV.UK non-domestic energy performance certificate register.


The property has the following rating assessments as of 1 April 2023:
38 Long Wyre Street £21,500
40 Long Wyre Street £24,250 (includes First Floor 38/42)
42 Long Wyre Street £19,500


The property is elected for VAT.




Offers are invited at a Guide Price of £575,000 STC (Five hundred and seventy-five thousand pounds, subject to contract).


Each party will bear their own legal costs in relation to any transaction.


Anti-Money Laundering Regulations require Nicholas Percival to formally verify prospective purchaser's identity, residence and source of funds prior to instructing solicitors.

Strictly by prior appointment with the sole agents, Nicholas Percival Chartered Surveyors.


38 - 42 Long Wyre Street, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1LJ

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Colchester Town Station0.2 miles
  • Colchester Station0.9 miles
  • Hythe Station1.1 miles

About Nicholas Percival Commercial, Colchester

Beacon End Farmhouse London Road, Stanway, Colchester, CO3 0NQ

Nicholas Percival Commercial, Colchester

Nicholas Percival are well-established Estate Agents and Chartered Surveyors with over 25 years of experience selling the finest village, town and country houses in North Essex and South Suffolk

The Commercial Property Division specialises in all aspects of Sales, Lettings and Professional Advice to both Landlords & Tenants Nicholas Percival Chartered Surveyors has an established reputation for professional excellence and integrity and is regarded as one of the leading independent pract

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