82/92 Lower Precinct, Coventry, CV1 1DX

Long Leasehold City Centre Retail Investment in Coventry

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Lot 32 Commercial Investment
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Auction details:

Thursday 27th February 2020 @ 10:00AM

A Prime, High Yielding City Centre Retail Investment, Let to the British Heart Foundation. Current Rental Income: £160,000 pa. (Rent Incentives until August 2022). The Property is exempt from a service charge liability

Property Description

The property comprises a prime three storey retail unit, extending to approximately 20,565 sq.ft. (1,910 sq.m.) or thereabouts. Ground and first floor space can be accessed directly from the mall, whilst the second floor is accessed internally. The property has recently undergone a comprehensive fit-out by the tenant and provides a modern retail environment, in keeping with the neighbouring units in this prime shopping precinct. There is direct access to a 524 space car park a short walk from the unit.


The property is located in the heart of the City Centre, within the popular Lower Precinct Shopping Centre, one of Coventry's leading shopping destinations, comprising over 25% of the City Centre's retail stores. Welcoming approximately 200,000 shoppers each week, Lower Precinct is home to brands including Next, H&M, New Look, Pandora, Lush, The Entertainer, F Hinds, Caffe Nero and Pizza Hut.
Coventry has been named as the UK City of Culture 2021 and a host City of the Commonwealth Games 2022. Internationally renowned businesses located in Coventry include Barclays, E.ON, Ericsson, Jaguar Land Rover and Sainsburys. Both Coventry University and The Unverisity of Warwick are located in the City.

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The property is Long Leasehold for a term of 95 years with effect from 25th December 1961, expiring on 14th June 2056, having 36 years unexpired. The ground rent payable is £4,250 per annum and there is the benefit that no service charge is payable.
The property is let to The British Heart Foundation for a term of 12 years with effect from 16th August 2019, expiring on 15th August 2031. The current rent is £160,000 per annum. There is a rent free period which runs until 16th August 2020 and then half rent is payable until 16th August 2022. There is provision for a rent review on 16th August 2024 and 2029. There is a tenant break option on 16th August 2026.
Full documentation relating to tenure and copies of the Leases will be available for inspection within the legal pack.
Tenant Information
In 2018/2019 The British Heart Foundation generated a total income of £168 million inclusive of the profit from retail activities (£22.9m).
The British Heart Foundation Retail remains the largest charity retailer in the UK, generating a profit of £22.9m in 2019.
Gross Retail Income, including donations received in BHF shops increased by 4% to £192.9m (2019). This reflected a 2.9% growth in like for like sales (on 2018), supported by very strong performances in their traditional charity shops as well as continued growth in their specialist furniture and electrical stores. Source - British Heart Foundation Financial Review 2019.

Value Added Tax

VAT is chargeable on this transaction. For those who are VAT registered, the intention would be to treat as a TOGC. Full details will be available within the legal pack.

Auctioneers Note

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


The property is a large trading retail unit and can be viewed during normal opening hours.

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