55 High Street, Solihull, B91 3SW

A prominent retail investment in Solihull

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Lot 180 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 30th March 2023 @ 09:00AM

Live-streamed Auction

A Prominent Freehold Retail Investment Let to Tui Retail Ltd on a Renewed Five Year Lease. Current Gross Income: £71,250 pa.

Property Description

A two-story mid parade commercial property comprising ground floor retail shop and ancillary accommodation to the first floor.


The property is situated in a 100% prime retailing location on the pedestrianised High Street of Solihull Town Centre, between the two entrances to Touchwood Shopping Centre and just north of the entrance to Mell Square. Nearby retailers include Waterstones, McDonald’s, JoJo Maman Bebe, Molton Brown, Loungers and Pret A Manger.
Solihull is a highly affluent town located in the West Midlands. The town is situated approximately 7.5 miles southeast of Birmingham City Centre, 18 miles northwest of Warwick and 14 miles west of Coventry. The town benefits from excellent road communications, with the A41 providing direct access to Birmingham to the north and London in the south via the M42 and M40.
Solihull benefits from an excellent commuter rail service to Birmingham New Street with a journey time of approximately 21 minutes.

Energy Performance Rating



Freehold – Subject to the existing tenancy.

Tenancy Details

The property is let in its entirety to TUI UK Retail Limited on a renewed lease from 24th September 2022 to 23rd September 2027. The passing rent is £71,250 plus VAT per annum exclusive . The previous lease ran from 2002 showing the tenants ongoing commitment to this location. There are break clauses at each of 24 September 2024 and 24 September 2026.

Value Added Tax

We are advised that VAT is payable, although it is anticipated that the transaction will be dealt with by way of a TOGC.

Auctioneer's Note

A Director of Bond Wolfe has a vested interest in this Lot.

Remote Bidding Auction

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Solihull’s primary catchment area has an estimated population of approximately 240,000 and an estimated consumer base of 225,000. The town boasts one of the highest AB and C1 social demographics when compared to the UK average (Source: Promis).
Solihull has a high proportion of household ownership compared to the UK average, with 75% of persons owning their home. Gross Value Added (GVA) per head in Solihull is 51% higher than that of the West Midlands region and 24% higher than the UK average. The town has previously been awarded the accolade of the ‘Best Place to Live in the UK’ by uSwitch.
Retailing in Solihull
Solihull is considered one of the strongest commercial centres in the West Midlands, providing over one million square feet of retail accommodation. The retailing core within Solihull is centred on the High Street and is further supported by the town’s two shopping centres, Touchwood and Mell Square. Touchwood Shopping Centre opened in 2001 and provides approximately 540,000 sq. ft of modern covered retail accommodation with two entrances on High Street. The scheme is anchored by John Lewis with other occupiers including H&M, Apple, Hollister, Next, Nespresso, Zara, L’Occitane and Starbucks. Mell Square Shopping Centre provides approximately 465,000 sq. ft of retail accommodation and is anchored Sainsbury’s and Boots. Other notable occupiers include: TK Maxx, The Body Shop, Metro Bank, GANT, Fat Face, Farrow & Ball and The White Company.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


Sq.m. Sq.Ft.
Ground Floor: 111.48 1,200
First Floor 113.90 1,226
Total: 225.38 2,426

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