167-170 Stafford Street, Wolverhampton, WV1 1NA

A substantial freehold city centre mixed-use investment opportunity in Wolverhampton

Guide price*


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Sold for £650,000

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Lot 102 Commercial Vacant Residential Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 13th July 2023 @ 09:00AM

Live-streamed Auction

A Substantial Freehold City Centre Mixed-Use Investment Opportunity, situated in a highly prominent position, comprising a restaurant with seven flats over, offering asset management potential Being Offered On Behalf of the Fixed Charge Receivers

Property Description

At ground floor level, the property comprises a substantial retail / leisure unit which has historically traded as a licensed restaurant for a number of years. The unit benefits from a prominent return frontage onto the City Centre Ring Road, and comprises open plan dining/seating area, entertainment area, bar servery and reception, with ancillary accommodation including commercial kitchen, WCs, office and a substantial basement/beer cellar. There are 7 one-bedroom flats situated over the first and second floors which are accessible via communal entrances off Thornley Street and Stafford Street.


The property is located on the popular Stafford Street, at its junction with the City Centre Ring Road, occupying a highly prominent position. The property is situated directly opposite the University of Wolverhampton and is within walking distance of all city centre amenities and landmarks, including train and tram links, and Molineux Stadium.

Energy Performance Rating

Flats 1, 2, 3, 4 & 7 - D, Flats 5, 6 & Restaurant - E.

Council Tax Band

A (Flats 1-7).



Value Added Tax

For clarification in respect of whether or not VAT will be chargeable on the purchase price please refer to the Legal Pack.

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.

Business Rates

Current rateable value: £25,000.
The restaurant may qualify for retail, hospitality and leisure relief.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


Sq.m. Sq.Ft.
Basement (approx.)
Storage: 129.93 1398.44
Ground Floor (approx.)
Restaurant: 241.72 2,602
Ancillary (Kitchen/Office): 49.55 533
Total (Ground Floor): 291.27 3,135
First Floor & Second Floor:
Seven Flats each comprising Lounge, Kitchen, Bedroom, Bathroom or Shower Room.
The Auctioneers have not measured the basement. The measurements have been taken from the VOA.


We have summarised the tenancy information we have been provided with below. See the Legal Pack for full details.
Term Rental
Restaurant: Vacant -
Flat 1: 12 Months from 1st September 2022 £480 pcm
Flat 2: 12 Months from 1st July 2022 £460 pcm
Flat 3: Occupied - No tenancy agreement available. -
Flat 4: Vacant -
Flat 5: Holding Over £435 pcm
Flat 6: Holding Over £550 pcm
Flat 7: Vacant -

Bond Wolfe or their Agents for the seller of these Lots give notification that any particulars contained within the catalogue/website are prepared to the best of their knowledge and all potential buyers should make their own enquiries and investigations to the accuracy of the information contained in these particulars. Any amendments to the particulars that Bond Wolfe are aware of will be published on the addendum, which is available within the lot information.


Please note that the Auction will be livestreamed via our website.  You can take part remotely via Proxy, Telephone or Online, if you wish to bid you must pre-register via our website no later than 3pm the day prior to the auction. Please click here for further details.


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