Chapel Court, Market Street/Queen Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 3AF

Commercial investment with redevelopment potential in Wolverhampton Current Rental Income: £145,966 pa

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Auction details:

Wednesday 8th December 2021 @ 09:00AM

Live-streamed Auction

A Prime Freehold, Well Let City Centre Investment with Future Redevelopment Potential, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission Current Rental Income: £145,966 pa.

Property Description

The property comprises a prominent end of terrace three storey building plus basement, the majority of which is office use occupied by the Secretary of State for Communities and serving as the Wolverhampton Job Centre Plus, with a single retail unit occupied by Merkur Slots UK Ltd. The accommodation which is well presented throughout extends to approximately 18,784 sq.ft. (1,745 sq.m.). There is a service yard accessed from Castle Street to the rear of the property.


The property occupies a prime position fronting Market Street with return frontages to Queen Street and Castle Street within the heart of Wolverhampton City Centre and within close proximity of the Mander and Wulfrun Shopping Centres, Wolverhampton Grand Theatre, Crown Court, Wolverhampton College, coach and railway station.
Within the immediate vicinity, there is an excellent mix of local and national retailers, bars, restaurants and coffee shops.
The City of Wolverhampton is centrally located within the West Midlands Connurbation, lying approximately 17 miles north west of Birmingham City Centre. It benefits from excellent access to the national motorway network via Junction 10 of the M6 motorway.

Energy Performance Rating

See legal pack.


Freehold – Subject to the following tenancies.

Value Added Tax

We understand that VAT is not chargeable upon this transaction.

Auctioneer's Note

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

Remote Bidding Auction

This property is being offered via a remote bidding auction with bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only. You will need to pre-register for remote bidding, provide your identification and debit card details no later than 24 hours prior to the auction, please visit our website for further details.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


Column 1 Column 2 Column 3 Column 4 Column 5 Column 6 Column 7 Column 8
1/2, 30-33 Market Street The Secretary of State for Communities 3,270 sq.ft. 02.04.2018 01.04.2028 10 years 02.04.2023 £32,666.00
3/4, 31-32 Market Street The Secretary of State for Communities 1,713 sq.ft. 02.04.2018 01.04.2028 10 years 02.04.2023 £23,800.00
1st & 2nd Floor, 59 Queen Street The Secretary of State for Communities 11,433 sq.ft. 02.04.2018 01.04.2028 10 years 02.04.2023 £71,500.00
5, 30-33 Market Street Merkur Slots UK Ltd 2,368 sq.ft. 29.05.2020 29.05.2035 15 years 29.05.2025 £18,000.00
Total 18,784 sq.ft. £145,966.00
Please note that the Secretary of State for Communities has been in occupation since 1994. Merkur Slots UK Ltd formerly known as Cashino Gaming Ltd. We have not had sight of the Lease documentation, however copies will be available for inspection within the legal pack.

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