Mecca Bingo, The Playhouse
4 Boswell Park
South Ayrshire

Heritable Leisure Investment

  • Entirely let to Mecca Bingo Ltd on an extended lease until 2026
  • Substantial building of 3,270.18 sq m (35,187 sq ft) on an approximate site area of 0.145 hectares (0.357 acres)
  • Town centre location adjacent to Ayr Bus station (operated by Stagecoach West Scotland)
  • Nearby occupiers include Post Office Sorting Office and a variety of retail and leisure operators
  • Lot
  • Auction
  • Rent
    £166,498 per Annum Exclusive
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  • Price*
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    Live Streamed Auction
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Property Information

38 miles south-west of Glasgow, 60 miles north-west of Dumfries
M77, A77, A70
Ayr Railway Station
Glasgow Prestwick Airport (4 miles),
Glasgow International Airport (37 miles north)

The property is located close to the High Street in Ayr town centre. Fronting onto Boswell Park the property is bounded by Douglas Street to the east, Fullarton Street to the south and Sandgate (A719) to the west. The property is adjacent to Ayrs bus station (operated by Stagecoach West Scotland) and opposite the Post Office Sorting Office and site. Other neighbouring occupiers include Cooperative Food and The West Kirk, a JD Wetherspoon public house.




The property is a B listed detached former cinema which has been a bingo hall for the last 20 years, providing a reception area, gaming hall and ancillary and office accommodation over ground and first floors.


VAT is applicable to this lot.


Please note, the buyer will pay 1% +VAT of the purchase price towards the vendors costs in addition to the cost of the searches. Please see special conditions of sale.


Please contact Mhairi Archibald (07718 899341)

Completion Period

Six week completion available


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

Tenancy & Accommodation

AccommodationUseFloor Areas
TenantTermRent p.a.xReversion
3,270.18 sq m
(35,187 sq ft)
LTD (1)
20 years from
10/08/2006 to
27/09/2026 on FRI
terms (2) (3)
3,270.18 sq m
(35,187 sq ft)
  £166,498.74 (2) 

(1) Mecca Bingo is a UK-based company and operator of 76 bingo clubs located across major towns and cities. Mecca Bingo is owned by The Rank Group, which operates bingos, casinos and online gaming industries across Belgium, Spain and the UK. For the financial year to 30/06/2020 Mecca Bingo Limited reported a turnover of £132,809,000, a profit before tax of £3,077,000 and a new worth of £66,405,000.
(2) The current lease has been extended from 28/09/2021 to 28/09/2026. The extended lease to Mecca Bingo Limited is subject to a rebased rent of £60,000p.a.x.
(3) The lease is subject to a break option on 28/03/2023 and 28/09/2024

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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    585 KB
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Mhairi ArchibaldMhairi Archibald +44 (0)7718 899 341
David MargolisDavid Margolis +44 (0)20 7034 4862 +44 (0)7930 484
Seller's Solicitors
Burness Paull LLP 120 Bothwell Street
G2 7JL
Graeme Bradshaw 0141 273  Michael Stewart 0141 273

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