3 Queens Road, Nuneaton, Warwickshire, CV11 5JL

A prominent freehold town centre retail investment in Nuneaton, Warks.

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Lot 129 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 9th February 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Prominent Freehold town Centre Retail Investment Property let to Waterstones Booksellers Limited. Current Rental Income: £30,000 pa.

Property Description

The property comprises a prominent modern mid parade unit set over two floors. To the ground floor is a substantial retail shop with a retail trading area of approximately 1,924 sq. ft. ( 178.90 sq m) and further retail space of 980 sq. ft. ( 91.10 sq m) to the first floor. There are ancillary areas to both ground and first floors as well staff WC’s. The property enjoys a high level of footfall and is situated adjacent to HSBC Bank.


Nuneaton is a substantial market town with a resident population of 71,000 and is located approximately 9 miles North of
Coventry and 20 miles East of Birmingham.
The property is situated in a prime pedestrianised trading location on Queens Road in Nuneaton town centre adjoining Claire’s Accessories, HSBC and Boots. Other nearby occupiers include Next, McDonalds, Poundland, and Greggs,


Freehold - Subject to the existing tenancy

Tenancy Details

The property is let to Waterstones Booksellers Limited (Company number 00610095) for a term of 3 years from 1st December 2022, expiring January 2026. The Current rent is £30,000 pax.

Value Added Tax

We understand VAT is applicable on this transaction.

Auctioneer's Note

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Tenant Profile

Waterstones was founded in 1982 and operates from 280 bookshops and employ over 3,000 people. An average sized Waterstones shop will sell a range of approximately 30,000 individual books, stationary, other related products and some stores have integrated cafes. The company have kept up with e-commerce trends and operate their own online bookstore. For the year ended 25th April 2021 Waterstones Booksellers Limited reported a turnover of £230.9m.


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