Forster House, Hatherton Road, Walsall, WS1 1XZ

Town Centre Office Investment Property in Walsall

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Lot 127 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Wednesday 27th March 2024 @ 08:30AM

A Freehold Fully Let Town Centre Office Investment Property Considered To Have Future Residential Development Potential Subject To The Appropriate Planning Permission Current Rental Income £94,437.50 PA Rising to £97,250 PA By September 2024

Property Description

Forster House comprises a prominent four story detached office building with part ground floor utilised as a small retail unit. The property is configured to provide largely open plan office space with some partitioned offices and meeting rooms, with toilet and kitchen facilities on each floor. The accommodation is well presented throughout having carpet covered floors, suspended ceilings with recessed lighting, perimeter trunking, heating and air conditioning. The toilet and the kitchen facilities throughout have recently been refurbished. Access to each floor is via a six person lift and two stair wells. The ground floor provides a small retail unit and office suite with it's own WC and kitchen facilities. The property benefits from a large regular shaped site, with surface car parking to both the front and rear, providing approximately 35 parking spaces.


Forster House occupies a prominent position within the professional quarter of Walsall town centre, fronting the north western side of Hatherton Road at it's junction with Forster Street, and just a short walk from Walsall's main retail core.
The property benefits from excellent access to the national motorway network via junction 10 of the M6 motorway lying approximately 2.5 miles to the west.

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Freehold – Subject to the following tenancies.

Tenancy Details

Part Ground Floor - Let by way of a 5 year lease with effect from 06/09/2023 to Tropic Touch Limited at a rent of £5,437.50 per annum, rising to £7,250 per annum from 06/09/2024
Ground, First, Second and Third Floors- Let by way of a 5 year lease from 24/06/2020 to Extra Personel Limited at a rent of £89,000 per annum rising to £90,000 per annum from 24/06/2024.
Extra Personel have been in occupation for approximately 20 years.
Founded in 1992 Extra Personel is a leading recruitment company with a nationwide network and the principal activity is temporary and permanent recruitment solutions for blue chip clients.

Value Added Tax

We understand VAT is chargeable on this transaction.
For those who are VAT registered it is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a TOGC, full details will be available in the legal pack.

Auctioneer's Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


Unit Sq.m. Sq.ft.
Part Ground Floor - Retail Unit 42.27 sq. m 455 sq. ft
Part Ground Floor - Office 200 sq. m 2,153 sq.t
First Floor Office 219.9 sq. m 2,367 sq. ft
Second Floor Office 219.89 sq. m 2,367 sq. ft
Third Floor Office 219.89 sq. m 2,367 sq. ft
Total Approximately 901.94 sq. m 9,709 sq.ft

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