Acorn Centre, Ablewell Street, Walsall, WS1 2EG

Collection of workshops in Walsall being sold on behalf of Walsall Council

Guide price*


Plus fees

Sold for £134,000

Lot 2 Commercial Investment Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 14th September 2023 @ 09:00AM


Property Description

Freehold of the Acorn Centre for sale, comprising of two buildings containing a number of workshops with a forecourt and off-road parking. Two of the workshops with vacant possession and six held on a long lease with approximately 22 years unexpired at a ground rent of £50pa. The property is approached via vehicular access over the petrol station fronting the property.


Unit 1 & 2
Ground Floor: Entrance Hall, Workshop, Office, Two WCs.
First Floor: Workshop and Office.
Units 3-8
Workshops are held on a Long Lease.
Units 9 & 10
Ground Floor: Entrance Porch, Workshop, Shower Room/WC.
First Floor: Workshop.
Outside: Forecourt and parking accessed via right of way over petrol station forecourt.

Energy Performance Rating

See Legal Pack


Freehold – Subject to the existing leases.

Auctioneer's Note

In addition to the purchase price the purchaser will be required to pay the councils professional fees of £3,500 + VAT.
Please note no offers will be considered prior or post 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.


See viewing schedule. Please note the appointments listed below are pre-booked so there is no need to book in prior to attending.
Wednesday 30th Aug 2023 13:45-14:00
Monday 4th Sep 2023 11:30-11:45
Monday 11th Sep 2023 11:30-11:45
Wednesday 6th Sep 2023 13:45-14:00


Term Rental
Units 1 & 2` Freehold - Vacant Possession
Units 9 &10 Freehold - Vacant Possession
Units 3-8 Freehold - Subject to a Leasehold Interest for 60 Years from 13th April 1985 expiring on 12th April 2045 (approximately 22 years unexpired) at current ground rent of £50 pa with a rent review now due.
Walsall Council

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