Former The Croft, Public House
Halton Lodge Avenue

Freehold Commercial and Residential development Opportunity with Planning Consent

  • Regular and Level site of approximately 0.20 hectares (0.50 acre)
  • 2 x Recent Planning Consent granted for 15 flats or 2 Retail units with 8 flats above
  • Agreement for lease for 15 flats to Hilldale Housing Association Limited at £136,500 per annum for 20 years with CPI linked annual increases and Interest from One Stop Stores Limited
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  • Former The Croft, Public House<br>Halton Lodge Avenue<br>Runcorn<br>Cheshire<br>WA7 5YQ
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Property Information

21 Miles south west of Manchester
12 Miles south east of Liverpool
12 miles north east of Chester
A533, M56
Runcorn Railway Station
Liverpool John Lennon Airport, Manchester Airport

The property is situated in a predominantly residential district on the east side of Halton Lodge Avenue adjacent to the YMCA hostel and close to St Chad Sixth form college.




The property comprises a regular and level site of approximately 0.20 hectares (0.50 acre). The property was the former The Croft public house which has been demolished. The property is suitable for resident and commercial redevelopment and benefits from the recent planning consents detailed.


VAT is applicable to this lot.


Halton Borough Council has granted the following planning consents. Granted on 9th October 2020 under reference 20/00244/FUL. Demolition of the existing Public House building and construction of 2 x Retail Units and 8 x residential flats (6 x 2 bedroom and 2 x Studios) with car parking and secure cycle parking. Granted on 8th October 2020 under reference 20/00241/ FUL. Demolition of the existing Public House building and construction of 15 x 1 bedroom flats for supported living use class C3(B)


An Agreement for Lease has been signed for Hilldale Housing Association Limited to take a full repairing and insuring lease of the entire 15 flats for a term of 20 years at an initial rent of £136,500 per annum exclusive with annual rental increases linked to the Consumer Price Index (CPI). Heads of terms are being discussed with One Stop Stores Limited (part of Tesco plc) to take a 15 year lease (subject to a 10 year tenant option to determine) of the retail units at a rent of £31,000 per annum exclusive.

Completion Period

Six Week completion


The EPC will be available to view online in the solicitor’s legal pack.

Tenancy & Accommodation

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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  • Common Auction conditions
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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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John MehtabJohn Mehtab +44 (0)20 7034 4855 +44 (0)7899
Billy StruthBilly Struth +44 (0)20 7034
Seller's Solicitors
ABH Solicitors A1 Sovereign Business Park, Kings Croft Court
Gary Shepherd 01942

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