Ground & Lower Ground Floor
Abbey Mill House, Abbey Square

Vacant Retail/Restaurant Opportunity

  • Located close to the Railway station and town centre
  • May benefit from a change of use (subject to consents)
  • 504.91 sq m (5,435 sq ft) of accommodation
  • Nearby occupiers include Subway, Ryman, Carluccio's, Tesco Express and Costa Coffee
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Vacant Possession
  • Status
  • Price*
  • Sector
    High Street Retail
  • Auction Venue
    Live Streamed Auction
  • On Behalf of a Major Fund
  • Ground & Lower Ground Floor<br>Abbey Mill House, Abbey Square<br>Reading<br>Berkshire<br>RG1 3BE
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Property Information

8 miles south-west of Henley-on-Thames
25 miles south-east of Oxford
40 miles west of Central London
A33, A329(M), A404(M), M4
Reading Railway Station
London Heathrow

The property is located in a predominantly commercial and residential area on the south side of Abbey square, approximately 500 metres from Reading Railway Station and 400 metres from the town centre. Nearby occupiers include Subway, Ryman, Carluccio's, Tesco Express and Costa Coffee.


Long Leasehold. Held for 125 years from 9th July 2009 at a peppercorn rent.


The property comprises retail/restaurant accommodation on the ground and lower ground floor of a larger building. The accommodation is currently fitted out to a shell specification with no lift or staircase linking the two floors. However, there is a lift shaft and by installing an internal staircase the two floors are capable of being connected. Whilst residential accommodation sits immediately above, the unit also forms part of the larger Blade Office development area (

The property, benefiting from views to the rear across a small terrace area adjoining a river, may be suitable for several different uses including restaurant, café, gym or office (subject to consents) and is capable of further subdivision.


VAT is applicable to this lot.

Completion Period

Six Week Completion


Band D. See legal pack.

Tenancy & Accommodation

FloorUseGross Internal Floor Areas
Lower Ground
209.95 sq m
294.96 sq m
(2,260 sq ft)
(3,175 sq ft)
504.91 sq m
(5,435 sq ft)

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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Peter MayoPeter Mayo +44 (0)20 7034 4864 +44 (0)7833
Billy StruthBilly Struth +44 (0)20 7034
Seller's Solicitors
Aviva Investors Real Assets
Meinir Warburton

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