5 Market Place
Wells
Somerset
BA5 2RF

Attractive Freehold Bank Investment on a New 5 year lease & Office Investment

  • Part let to Santander UK PLC
  • Bank New 5 year lease (NO Breaks)
  • Bank Lease renewal from 25th December 2020
  • VAT-free Investment
  • Future alternative use potential of the upper floors
  • Part let to Solicitors
  • Lot
    14
  • Auction
    21/Jul/2021
  • Rent
    £39,300 per Annum Exclusive
  • Status
    Available
  • Price*
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  • Sector
    Bank
  • Auction Venue
    Live Streamed Auction
  • On Instructions of a Major Property Company
  • 5 Market Place, Wells, Somerset, BA5 2RF
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Property Information

Location
Miles
19 miles south-west of Bath
20 miles south of Bristol
Roads
A4, A39, A46, A361, M4
Rail
Castle Cary
Air
Bristol Airport
Situation

Wells is a popular and historic cathedral city located immediately south of the Mendip Hills, an area of outstanding natural beauty and home to the Cheddar Gorge - a popular tourist destination. The property is well located on the northern side of Market Place, at its junction with Sadler Street in the heart of Wells city centre. Nearby occupiers include Barclays, HSBC, Natwest, Boots the Chemist, Costa Coffee and variety of specialist traders.

Tenure

Freehold.

Description

The Grade II listed property comprises a ground floor bank with ancillary accommodation on the first and second floors. Attic and Basement not currently used (accessed via step ladder). At the rear is a building arranged over ground, first and second floors, occupied by Chubb Bulleid Solicitors. This rear building is accessed via the adjoining property 7 Market Place (not included in the sale). However this building at the rear can be accessed from the bank building at the front via a courtyard..

VAT

VAT is not applicable to this lot.

Planning

The property may benefit from future redevelopment for a variety of uses, subject to all necessary consents/permissions and current tenancy. Interested Parties are referred to www.mendip.gov.uk

Viewings

There will be no internal viewings of the property due to Covid-19.

Completion Period

Six Week Completion

EPC

See legal pack at www.acuitus.co.uk

Tenancy & Accommodation

FloorUseFloor Areas
(Approx)
TenantTermRent p.a.xReview/
(Reversion)
Ground Front
First
Second
Attic
Basement
Banking
Ancillary
Ancillary


46.20 sq m
45.00 sq m
46.00 sq m
(497 sq ft)
(484 sq ft)
(495 sq ft)
SANTANDER UK
PLC (1)
5 years from
25/12/2020
£29,300(24/12/2025)
Ground Floor Rear
Lower Ground
First
Second
Office
Storage
Office
Office
23.00 sq m
3.00 sq m
36.00 sq m
31.00 sq m
(247 sq ft)
(32 sq ft)
(388 sq ft)
(334 sq ft)
CHUBB BULLEID
LTD t/a Chubb
Bulleid Solicitors
12 years from
01/04/2009
£10,000Holding Over
Sub Total 93.00 sq m
(1,001 sq ft)
Grand Total
230.20 sq m
(2,477 sq ft)
  £39,300 

(1) For the year ending 31st December 2019, Santander UK PLC reported a turnover of £7,224,000,000, a pre-tax profit of £1,012,000,000 and shareholders funds of £15,857,000,000 (Source: NorthRow 19/01/2021).
(2) Chubb Bulleid Solicitors are based in the centre of Wells, Street and Somerton in the county of Somerset. (www.chubb-bulleid.co.uk)

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
    Updated Date
    02.07.21
    File Size
    23 MB
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  • Catalogue Page
    Updated Date
    01.07.21
    File Size
    775 KB
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  • Site Plan
    Updated Date
    01.07.21
    File Size
    814 KB
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  • Common Auction conditions
    Updated Date
    10.06.21
    File Size
    168 KB
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  • Memorandum of Sale
    Updated Date
    27.03.17
    File Size
    27 KB
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  • Money Laundering Regs
    Updated Date
    07.10.20
    File Size
    1,016 KB
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  • Customer Due Dilligence Form
    Updated Date
    20.05.20
    File Size
    585 KB
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Contacts

Acuitus
Peter MayoPeter Mayo +44 (0)20 7034 4864 +44 (0)7833 459318Peter.mayo@acuitus.co.uk
George GoucherGeorge Goucher +44 (0)20 7034 4860 +44 (0)7513 610 710george.goucher@acuitus.co.uk
Seller's Solicitors
Addleshaw Goddard LLP One St Peter's Square
Manchester
Lancashire
M2 3DE
Alasdair Jones 0161 934 6315alasdair.jones@addleshawgoddard.com

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