185 High Street, Rowley Regis, B65 0DU

Former bank premises in Rowley Regis

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Lot 87 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Wednesday 9th December 2020 @ 09:00AM

An Attractive Vacant Freehold Former Bank Premises, having planning permission for restaurant use, but suitable for a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission

Property Description

The property comprises an attractive former bank premises, which has been used as a restaurant in recent years. The accommodation is currently configured to provide a largely open plan area on the ground floor with former kitchen and preparation areas, a separate room suitable for private dining, inner lobby with access to a spacious basement area. On the first floor there is a single bedroom with en-suite shower room, lounge, kitchen area, double bedroom, shower room with WC. The flat has gas fired central heating. Outside there is a side driveway and small parking area to the rear. The property is in need of refurbishment throughout, but is considered suitable for continuation of its existing use as a restaurant/bar or a variety of alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission. We have not undertaken a measured survey but understand the total area including the basement extends to approximately 3,640 sq.ft. (338.16 sq.m.). All interested parties should obtain their own verification of the floor areas and dimensions and ensure that it is suitable for any proposed future use.


The property occupies a prominent position fronting the roundabout junction of the A4100 High Street and Birmingham Road within the heart of Blackheath Town Centre. There is a good mix of local retailers, together with national operators including Sainsbury's, Wilko, Iceland, Greggs, Coral, Specsavers and Age UK.

Energy Performance Rating

See legal pack.


Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.


Planning permission was granted by Sandwell Metropolitan Borough Council on 30th January 2015 for change of use of the ground floor bank (Use Class A2) to restaurant (Use Class A3).

Value Added Tax

We understand VAT is not chargeable on this transaction.

Auctioneers Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

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