129 St John's Road
EH12 7SB

Heritable Retail Investment

  • Let to Boots UK Limited until 2025 (no breaks) (2)
  • New reversionary lease signed in 2019
  • Located in affluent suburb 2 miles from Edinburgh city centre
  • Nearby occupiers include Cooperative Food, Costa Coffee and Specsavers
  • Average monthly prescriptions of 2,500 items (Source: NHS National Services Scotland)
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Rent
    £25,004 per Annum Exclusive
  • Status
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  • Price*
  • Sector
    High Street Retail
  • Auction Venue
    Live Streamed Auction
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  • 129 St John's Road<br>Corstorphine<br>Edinburgh<br>EH12 7SB
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Property Information

3 miles west of Edinburgh city centre
Haymarket Station
Edinburgh Airport

Corstorphine is a predominantly residential suburb located 3 miles west of Edinburgh city centre. Corstorphine is located on the A8 St Johns Road with Edinburgh Airport 3 miles to the west, Murrayfield Stadium 1.5 miles to the south-east and Edinburgh Zoo 0.5 miles to the east.
The property is located in a mixed residential/commercial area on St Johns Road (A8), at its junction with Belgrave Terrace and nearby occupiers include Costa, Cooperative Food, Subway, Greggs and Specsavers.




The property comprises a shop and ancillary accommodation arranged over ground and first floors forming part of a larger tenement building. The property is currently used as retail, pharmacy and storage accommodation at ground floor level with ancillary, staff and storage accommodation at first floor level. There is access to Kirk Loan for deliveries from the rear.


VAT is applicable to this lot.


Please contact Mhairi Archibald (07718 899341)

Completion Period

Six week completion is available


See legal pack at acuitus.co.uk

Tenancy & Accommodation

AccommodationUseFloor Areas (Approx)TenantTermRent p.a.xReview
139.80 sq m
72.10 sq m
1,505 sq ft
776 sq ft
20 years and 4 months
from 22/03/2005 until
21/07/2025 on a full
repairing and insuring
lease (2) (3)
211.90 sq m
(2,281 sq ft)

(1) For the year ending 31st August 2018, Boots UK Limited reported a turnover of £6,790,000,000, pre-tax profits of £398,000,000 and a total net worth of £875,000,000 (Source: Experian Group 19/09/2019). Boots is the largest pharmacy health and beauty chain in the UK and as at 31st August 2018 had 2,485 stores across the UK
(Source: www.boots-uk.com/about-boots-uk/about-boots/boots-in-numbers/ 20/09/2019).
(2) The current lease is for a term of 15 years and four months expiring 21/07/2020, however a 5 year reversionary lease has been signed from expiry of the current term until 21/07/2025 at a rent of £25,000 p.a.x.
(3) For the purpose of clarification, the current passing rent is £25,004 p.a.x. At the commencement of the reversionary lease on 22/07/2020, the rent will reduce slightly to £25,000 p.a.x and the tenant will benefit from a six month rent free period.The seller has agreed to adjust completion monies so the sale will effectively produce £25,000 p.a.x from commencement of the reversionary lease.

If you are the successful bidder, Acuitus requires a separate payment of £1,000 inclusive of VAT as a buyer's administration charge payable to Acuitus Limited upon exchange of contracts. A VAT receipt will be provided upon payment.

Due to the current restrictions in movement throughout the UK, the property may not have been inspected by Acuitus. Some photographs may not be current and these will be dated where this is the case. Plans showing nearby occupiers and mention of nearby occupiers may reflect a dated situation as some tenants are not currently in occupation. Floor areas and accommodation details are likely to have been obtained from VOA.Gov.UK and the Vendor.

Property Documents

  • Solicitors Legal Pack
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  • Catalogue Page
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  • Site Plan
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  • Memorandum of Sale
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  • Money Laundering Regs
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  • Customer Due Dilligence Form
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Charlie PowterCharlie Powter +44 (0)20 7034 4853 +44 (0)7768 120904charlie.powter@acuitus.co.uk
Mhairi ArchibaldMhairi Archibald +44 (0)7718 899 341 Mhairi.archibald@acuitus.co.uk
Seller's Solicitors
Burness Paull 120 Bothwell Street
G2 7JL
Donald Findlay 0131 473 6901Donald.Findlay@burnesspaull.com

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