3 Old Market Place, Sudbury


  • Prosperous Suffolk market town
  • Prime location
  • New lease to Holland & Barrett Retail Ltd
  • 10 year lease from 2 May 2019, with 5 year tenant break, at £45,000 pax, FRI, upward only review at 5 years
  • Offers in region of £570,000
  • No VAT


Sudbury is a prosperous market town in the county of Suffolk with a population of 13,063 (2011 census) and a total population within the Sudbury Primary Retail Market Area estimated at 44,000.  The town is well connected, lying 15 miles north west of Colchester, and 60 miles north east of London with excellent road links via the A131 to A12 at Colchester and via the A134 to Bury St Edmunds to the north.

Train services from Sudbury railway station are approximately 1 hr 20 mins to London Liverpool Street.

The property is prominently located at the junction of North Street and Market Hill in the busiest part of Sudbury town centre, adjacent to The Works and in the immediate vicinity of numerous national multiple retailers including Iceland, WH Smith, Card Factory and Superdrug.



The property is Grade II listed.



The property comprises an attractive three storey building with retail accommodation on ground floor and ancillary accommodation on first and second floors.

The property provides accommodation with the following approximate dimensions and areas:-


Gross Frontage                    34’10”              10.62 m

Shop Frontage                       29’3”                   8.92 m

Internal Width – at front   29’3”                    8.92 m

narrowing to (at                  20’8”                   6.29 m

at a depth of 35’)


Ground Floor:

Sales                                      1,117 sq ft        103.77 sq m

Store/Staff                              123 sq ft          11.43 sq m

Total                                     1,240 sq ft        115.20 sq m


First Floor

Store                                          634 sq ft          58.90 sq m


Second Floor

Store                                      649 sq ft            60.29 sq m






The entire building is let to Holland & Barrett Retail Limited on a full repairing and insuring lease, for a term of 10 years from 2 May 2019, with a tenant only break at 5 years, at a rent of £45,000 pax, subject to a single upward only rent review on the 5th anniversary of the term.




Holland & Barrett Retail Limited

Holland & Barrett is one of the world’s leading health and wellness retailers and the largest in Europe. The company has over 1,300 stores and employs more than 4,000 people worldwide with a presence in 16 countries across the globe.


Holland & Barrett Retail Limited has reported the following accounts: –


30 Sep 2020


30 Sep 2019


30 Sep 2018


Sales Turnover413,639477,883478,649
Profit (Loss) Before Tax5,749(18,319)66,605
Tangible Net Worth116,668122,513124,683
Net Current Assets (Liabilities)208,835210,708239,534



We understand that the property has a rating assessment from 1 April 2017 of £40,000.



The property has an Energy Performance Asset Rating of D.  Further details available on request.




We understand the property is NOT elected for VAT and therefore VAT will NOT be payable on the purchase price.




We are instructed to seek offers in the region of £570,000 (Five Hundred and Seventy Thousand Pounds) for the freehold of the property, subject to the lease as outlined above to Holland & Barrett Retail Limited.  A purchase at this level would equate to a net initial yield of 7½% allowing for purchaser’s costs of approximately 5%.




In accordance with Anti Money Laundering Legislation, the purchaser will be required to provide proof of identity and address to the selling agent prior to solicitors being instructed.





Francis Darrah for themselves and as Agents for the proposed Vendor(s) or Lessor(s) give notice: 1. That they do not make or give either in these particulars or in negotiations or otherwise any warranty or representation whatever in relation to the property. 2. Any plan attached to these particulars is for identification purposes only and all measurements are given as a guide and no liability can be accepted for errors arising therefrom. 3. The property being open to inspection any intended purchaser must satisfy himself as to the accuracy of these particulars and he will be deemed to have full knowledge thereof. 4. No liability can be accepted for any misstatement, omission or errors in these particulars. 5. These particulars do not constitute an offer or Contract or any part thereof.


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