50-52 Newgate Street, Bishop Auckland, County Durham, DL14 7EQ

High Yielding Freehold Retail Investment Opportunity in Bishop Auckland, Co. Durham

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Lot 133 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 14th September 2023 @ 09:00AM

High Yielding Freehold Retail Investment Opportunity Current Gross Income: £20,000 pa. Yielding 13.79%

Property Description

The property comprises a substantial building erected a number of years ago and at a later stage substantially rebuilt at the rear to provide an extensive ground floor rear extension. The property has the benefit of a private car park to the rear. The ground floor comprises a spacious sales area. At first floor level there are stock/staff rooms and toilet facilities. The property enjoys the benefit of rear loading from the enclosed car park which is included within the demise. This is capable of accommodating 5-6 vehicles.


Bishop Auckland is a market town approximately 10 miles south of Durham. The property is situated in a prime location on the east side of Newgate Street, at the junction with Tenters Street and just short of the Newgate Shopping Centre.Nearby retailers on Newgate Street include Heron Foods, Holland & Barrett, Boots, Savers, Vodafone, Poundland and a major branch of Wilko close by in the Newgate Centre. To the rear of the property on Tenters Street, to which it has a rear frontage, is the Town Centre Bus Station together with pay and display car parks.

Energy Performance Rating



Freehold – Subject to the existing tenancy.

Tenancy Details

The property is let to Bonmarché at a passing rent of £20,000 per annum on a new five-year lease from 30/06/2021, expiring 29th June 2026. There is break clause on 30th June 2024.

Value Added Tax

We have been advised that VAT is not applicable on this property, however, purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

Auctioneer's Note

Please note that the completion period for this property is 6 weeks (42 days).
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. 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.


Sq.m. Sq.Ft.
Ground Floor Sales Area: 174 1,874
ITZA: 103 1,106
First Floor Stores: 95 1,025
First Floor Staff: 27 291
Rear Stores: 7 80
Total: 303 3,270

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