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46 Lower Bridge Street

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Tenure: For Sale
Price: £460,000

  • Retail and residential investment.

  • Chester city centre.

  • Reduced to £460,000.

  • No VAT



The premises are situated within the city walls of this historic city fronting Lower Bridge Street which provides the main westerly gate into the retailing centre close to the River Dee. It is in a busy mixed commercial and residential sector accommodating a wide range of trades including restaurants, pubs, hair salons, estate agents and specialist quality multiple retailers such as Aga, Fired Earth, Ptarmigan country wear and Tesco Express. Lower Bridge Street also benefits from some on street parking.


The premises comprise a three storey Grade 2 listed building constructed in early 19th century with a shop at ground floor and 3 flats above which are served by a separate stepped entrance from Lower Bridge Street. This used to form part of the historic rows of Chester. The shop trades as Forty Six Cafe and is a well established and upmarket sandwich bar. It provides a total ground floor area of 660 sq ft and is divided into a sandwich bar, kitchen, store and wc. It also has access to a rear yard at upper ground floor level.
Flat 1 is a bedsit at first floor including a kitchen, shower and wc. Flat 2 also at first floor comprises a lounge, kitchen, wc and one bedroom plus shower room while Flat 3, at second floor, has 2 bedrooms, a lounge, kitchen and a bathroom.
All are fully let and income producing.


The shop is let to Forty Six Catering Ltd, with personal guarantees, on a 10 year lease as from the 27th June 2009 with tenant responsible for repair and maintenance of the interior and the shop front. The three residential units are all understood to be held on Assured Shorthold Tenancy Agreements.
Following the recent letting of flat 1 it is estimated that the rent obtainable from flat 3 could potentially be more in the order of £650 pmth and further increase obtained from flat 2.


Shop £14,000.00 pa
Flat 1 £425.00 pmth
Flat 2 £500 pmth
Flat 3 £516.50 pmth
Total annual rent equating to £31,298 pa




Price reduced to £460,000 producing a net initial yield of 6.54% after allowing for purchase costs of 4%.


It is understood that the premises are not VAT registered.


Strictly by appointment with the sole retained agents Bolton Birch.

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