3-3a Abbeygate Street, Bury St Edmunds


Bury St Edmunds is an attractive and affluent market town in the heart of Suffolk and is the principal commercial and cultural centre for a large part of the west of the county.  Bury St Edmunds is 26 miles east of Cambridge, 42 miles south-west of Norwich and 81 miles north-east of London and with a primary catchment population of approximately 257,000 people and an estimated shopping population of 131,000 people is a significant retail and leisure destination for both the inhabitants of the town and those of a large surrounding area.

The town has excellent road and rail communications being located on the A14 providing direct access to the M11 and the A12 and with regular trains to London Kings Cross and London Liverpool Street with a journey time of approximately 1 hour 45 minutes.  Stansted Airport is a 45 minutes drive to the south of the town providing both internal and international flights.

The property is located at the junction of two of Bury St Edmunds principal retailing streets, Abbeygate Street and Buttermarket with a wide range of national multiple and independent retailers located in the immediate vicinity together with restaurants and offices.  Occupiers in the vicinity include Seasalt, Cotswold Outdoor, Claire’s, Waterstones, White Stuff, Jigsaw, Bill’s Restaurant and Bar and Cote.



 The subject property is an attractive building with frontages to both Abbeygate Street and Buttermarket, providing sales accommodation on ground floor with ancillary in basement, and on first and second floors.  The first and second floors are capable of self-contained occupation with a door on the Abbeygate Street frontage.  The property has the following approximately dimensions and areas:-

Gross Frontage:
Abbeygate Street24’7”7.49 m
Buttermarket29’11”9.12 m
Ground Floor:
 Sales558  sq ft51.84 sq m
  Storage/Staff411 sq ft38.18 sq m
First Floor:
  Ancillary439 sq ft40.78 sq m
Second Floor:
  Ancillary445 sq ft41.34 sq m






 The entire property is let to Pavers Ltd on a full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 10 years from 26 March 2014 at a rent of £42,500 pax.  The tenant did not exercise their break option with effect from 26 March 2020.



Pavers Ltd is a family owned business established in 1971 and now trading from in excess of 100 stores around the United Kingdom and Ireland.  In the year to 2 February 2019 Pavers Ltd turned over £117,942,000 with a profit before tax of £8,144,000.  Net assets were reported at £39,263,000.  Jones The Bootmaker is a trading name under which a number of Pavers Ltd stores operate.



 We understand from the Valuation Office Agency website that the property has a rating assessment of £39,250 with effect from 1 April 2017.  Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.



 The property has an Energy Performance Asset Rating of E.



 The property is elected for VAT.  It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern.



 Offers are invited in the region of £595,000 (Five Hundred and Ninety Five Thousand and Pounds) plus VAT for the freehold of the property.  A purchase at this level will reflect a net initial yield of 6.7% after purchaser’s costs of 5.5%.





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