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Linenhall House, Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LR

£1,256 pcm
£15,070 pa

£10.00 per sq. ft.

Business rates & charges may apply

Bolton Birch, Chester

1,507-1,580 sq. ft.

(140-147 sq. m.)


Office to lease

Use class orders: B1 Business


Lease details

Lease type:
Long term

Key features

  • 3 fully refurbished office suites of 1,507 sq ft, 1,516 sq ft & 1,580 sq ft.
  • Mixture of open plan space and private offices / meeting rooms and dedicated kitchen.
  • Prime city centre Grade II listed office building with car park.
  • Linenhall House has undergone an extensive and comprehensive refurbishment now providing very high quality accommodation.

Property description

Linenhall House is located in a very prominent position on the corner of Lower Watergate Street and Stanley Street in the heart of Chester City Centre close to, and within very easy walking distance of, all the City Centre shops, bars, restaurants and other amenities. While Linenhall House has its own private car parking, extensive additional parking is available in the adjacent Stanley Street public car park located adjacent to Linenhall House and the Chester Race Course. A prime city centre location.

Linenhall House is an impressive Grade II Listed Georgian office building in a prime city centre location which has been fully refurbished and represents one of Chester's finest city centre office buildings, providing office space to the following high specification:

- Variety of different sized office suites over ground and 3 upper floors.
- Fully lift operated to all levels.
- Single gas fired central heating system to all areas.
- Male and female WC facilities on all floors.
- A mixture of fully open plan office suites, some of which also provide partitioned private offices and meeting rooms.
- LED lighting and air conditioning to the office space.
- Large timber-sashed windows providing excellent levels of natural lighting.
- Dedicated fitted kitchens to each suite.
- Dedicated private car park to the rear.
- The office suites have recently been redecorated and are available for immediate occupation.

The following suites are available to let either individually or combined. The office suites have been measured on an IPMS 3 basis in accordance with the RICS Property Measurement 2nd Edition January 2018 as follows:

First Floor Suite A: 1,507 sq ft (140.0 sq m)
Second Floor Suite A: 1,516 sq ft (140.8 sq m)
Second Floor Suite B: 1,580 sq ft (146.8 sq m)

Please note that the whole of the second floor comprising of both Suites A and B is available as a single letting of 3,096 sq ft (287.6 sq m)

A particular benefit of Linenhall House is the large rear car park where  private allocated car parking spaces are available to tenants at rates of £750 - £1,000 per space per annum.

Office suites at Linenhall House are available by way of new leases with the tenant repairing obligations being limited to the interior of the office suite only.

Ground Floor Suite A: £15,070 per annum
Second Floor Suite A: £15,160 per annum
Second Floor Suite B: £15,800 per annum
Whole of Second Floor: £30,960 per annum

A service charge will be levied to cover a fair proportion of the cost of the maintenance and upkeep of the common areas of Linenhall House. Please note that the service charge also includes all heating to the office suites themselves. The service charge budget for the current year is calculated at £4.65 per sq ft per annum.

The Landlord will insure the building and recover the premium from tenants calculated on a floor area pro-rata basis.

All figures quoted are exclusive of, and may be liable to, VAT at the standard rate prevailing.

The Valuation Office Agency Website ( has the following  current Rateable Value assessments and based on the current multiplier of 0.499 would provide the current estimates of Business Rates payable.

First Floor Suite A: Not currently separately assessed.
Second Floor Suite A:  Currently subject to 2 separate assessments of Rateable Value £7,300 and Rateable Value £8,100, creating a combined estimated Rates Payable of £7,684 per annum.
Second Floor Suite B: Rateable Value £15,963, creating an estimated rates payable of £7,965 per annum.

Please contact the Business Rates Department directly for confirmation.

Each party are to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

Linenhall House is a Grade II listed property and therefore is exempt from the requirements for an Energy Performance Certificate.

We draw your attention to the RICS Code for Leasing Business Premises which came into effect on 1st September 2020, a full copy of which is available for viewing via the agent.

Please contact Jonty Goodchild of Bolton Birch.

Linenhall House, Watergate Street, Chester, CH1 2LR

Approximate location


Distances are straight line measurements from the centre of the postcode
  • Chester Station0.8 miles
  • Bache Station1.4 miles
  • Capenhurst Station5.2 miles

About Bolton Birch, Chester

3rd Floor, 10 St John Street, Chester, CH1 1DA

Bolton Birch, a niche practice set up in 1981, is the longest established specialist commercial property firm in Chester. When the practice was formed the aim was to always provide our clients with a very personal level of service which remains our core value to this day. Regulated by the RICS we provide the full range of commercial property services in all sectors and pride ourselves on giving our clients straightforward advice gained from years of local property knowledge and experience. Wh

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