1 High Street, Bromsgrove, Worcestershire, B61 8AJ

A Prime Freehold Grade II Listed Well Let Town Centre Office Investment in Bromsgrove

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Sold for £240,000

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Lot 29 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 16th May 2024 @ 08:30AM

A Prime Freehold Grade II Listed Well Let Town Centre Office Investment Current Rental Income: £24,500 pa.

Property Description

The property comprises an attractive Grade II Listed building providing three floors of office accommodation, the property is well presented throughout and consists of a mixture of cellular office space, meeting rooms and open plan areas. There is a car park to the rear of the premises, with parking for approximately six cars. The property forms part of a larger occupancy for MFG Solicitors and is linked to the adjoining property (4 St. John Street) which is occupied by MFG but does not form part of this sale.


The property occupies a prominent position fronting onto High Street, at its junction with St. John Street within the heart of Bromsgrove Town Centre and lies within a well established shopping area. There is an excellent mix of local independent and national operators such as Waitrose, Wetherspoons, WH Smith, mixed with banks, local Estate Agents and other office uses.
Bromsgrove is a popular and affluent Worcestershire town which lies approximately 13 miles south west of Birmingham City Centre and approximately 16 miles north east of Worcester City Centre.


The property is Freehold, subject to a Lease for 10 years with effect from 21st March 2017 to MFG Solicitors LLP and expires on 20th March 2027, at a current annual rent of £24,500 per annum.
We understand that the tenant has been insitu for over 25 years, having first taken occupation in 1997. We note that there was a rent review in March 2022, which has not been actioned and further understand that time is not of the essence in this regard.
MFG are a well established regional law practice with six offices in Birmingham, Bromsgrove, Kidderminster, Ludlow, Telford and Worcester.
MFG reported a turnover in 2023 of £14.35m and a profit before tax of £5.47m, their balance sheet outline net assets of £5.98m as at 2023.
A copy of the Lease will be available for inspection within the legal pack.

Value Added Tax

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Auctioneer's Note

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


Strictly by appointment with the Auctioneers.


The accommodation briefly comprises of a reception, meeting rooms and offices.
Unit Sq.m. Sq.ft.
Approximate GIA Sq.M. Sq.Ft.
Ground Floor: 70.42 758
First Floor: 72.20 777
Second Floor 19.42 209
Total: 162.04 1,744

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