The Tower Complex, 32 Marine Parade, Great Yarmouth, NR30 2EN


  • Rare opportunity to acquire a landmark, prime site on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile.
  • Freehold for sale.
  • Existing income of c. £103,500 pax.
  • Vacant commercial space with potential for either letting or development.
  • Existing planning permission for 18 apartments with conversion work part completed.
  • Potential for further residential conversion (subject to planning).
  • On site car parking for flats.



 Great Yarmouth is a major coastal resort 20 miles east of Norwich and 55 miles north-east of Ipswich.

The resident population of the Borough is 99,370 residents and is predicted to increase to 104,900 by 2041 (Source Great Yarmouth Borough Council).

In addition to the vibrant tourist industry, Great Yarmouth is the base for much of the southern North Sea oil and gas support services.

The property occupies a central position on Great Yarmouth’s Golden Mile, surrounded by tourist and leisure attractions and well placed to benefit from the town’s 6 million tourist visits each year.



The property comprises a purpose-built leisure complex including food and drink units and tourist attractions at ground floor, bars, restaurants and night clubs at first and second floors and the famous former ballroom.

Above the leisure venue complex is a former hotel on four floors with an additional floor of car parking.  Three floors of the hotel has been partially converted to 18 flats.  The fourth floor is currently disused.

FloorUnitApproximate NIA
Sq FtSq M
GroundSports Bar1,07299.6
GroundLandmark PH and Soft Play8,231764.7
GroundJurassic Journey5,992556.7
FirstEmpire Wine Bar2,861265.8
FirstFormer Terrace Restaurant – vacant2,881267.6
First/SecondFormer Tower Arena and VIP Bar – vacant12,3781,149.9
Second/MezzanineFormer Gentlemen’s Club – vacant3,952365.3





 Trading NameTenantLease TermsRent
Pt. G/FloorSports Bar & Landmark PHSky Apartments.com3 yrs
expiring 30/9/22
£35,000 pax
Pt. G/FloorJurassic JourneyExpert Leisure Ltd5 yrs
expiring 24/7/22
£15,000 pax
Pt. G/FloorSubwaySubway Realty Ltd15 yrs
expiring 14/5/30
£12,000 pax
Pt G/FloorKentucky Fried Chicken (KFC)DPKBV Ltd25 yrs
expiring 14/4/29
£17,500 pax
Pt F/FloorEmpire Wine BarMario Pieri5 yrs
expiring 1/12/21
£8,000 pax
2 x Telecoms leases (details on request)c. £16,000 pax (total)
Total£103,500 pax




We recommend that interested parties make their own enquiries of Great Yarmouth Borough Council Planning Department.

We understand that planning permission was granted in 2017 for conversion to 18 flats over 3 floors of the former hotel.



Three floors of the former hotel have been partially converted to flats, with each floor potentially providing three 1 bed flats and three 2 bed flats.  Works on one floor are nearing completion whilst the other two floors are effectively at “first fix” stage.  A currently disused fourth floor has potential for further residential conversion (subject to planning).



To be confirmed.



The property is elected for VAT. It is anticipated that the apportioned value of the sale price attributable to the commercial element will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern



Price on Application.




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