Bathgate is a popular town in West Lothian situated just off junction 3A of the M8 and is approximately 5 miles and 15 miles west of Livingston and Edinburgh respectively.
The subjects are located near the corner of Hopetoun Street on the south west side of Jarvey Street at the east end of the town centre. The immediate area is retail and commercial but there is also a high density of residential properties in the surrounding streets.
The train station is a short walk from the subjects and there are also a number of bus services connecting the town with surrounding districts. Local parking can also be found nearby.
Occupiers in the immediate vicinity include Bank of Scotland, Luna Caffe and Gianni's Italian restaurant.
The subject property is a two-storey terraced building with an off-white shade, painted during a recent renovation, with the addition of new UPVC windows.
Access to the building is gained through a front door, leading directly to a spacious room, with the adjacent room and upward staircase being accessed through a doorway. Upstairs, the layout is similar to the floor below, with the adjacent room providing access to a WC and kitchen/tea prep area. There is also a good sized basement suitable for storage. The front shop area is spacious and full of natural light with two large ceiling pendants providing artificial light. All walls are painted in an off-white emulsion, and safety flooring fitted throughout.
Externally, there is an opportunity to display prominent signage above the entrance which would be highly visual to passing traffic and footfall due its street corner position.
The subject is classified as a class 2 property, in accordance with the Use Classes Order 1997. Suggested uses of a class 2 building include Financial, professional or other services typically found in shopping areas. Furthermore, the subject property is also permitted for a change to class 1, allowing for the retail sale of goods or services, such as a hairdresser, laundrette, etc. The unit previously operated as a hair and beauty salon.
According to our recent measurement survey the premises contain the following approximate net internal area:
Ground floor: 47 SQ M (507 SQ FT)
First floor: 44 SQ M (472 SQ FT)
Basement: 34 SQ M (366 SQ FT)
Total: 125 SQ M (1,346 SQ FT)
Our client is seeking rental offers in the region of £10,000 per annum.
The property is available for lease on a full repairing and insuring (FRI) basis for a term to be agreed.
According to the Scottish Assessor's website (www.saa.gov.uk) the subjects have a Rateable Value of £8,600 effective 1st April 2017. The uniform business rate for the current year is 46.6 pence in the pound.
Occupiers may be eligible for rates relief through the small business bonus scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.
We understand the property is served by mains water, gas and electricity utilities.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
The Energy Performance Certificate rating is pending.
A copy of the recommendation report is available on request.
Each party shall bear their own legal costs in the preparation of the lease with the eventual tenant liable for any Registration Dues or LBTT thereon.
Upon completion of a formal missive under Scots Law.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
By appointment through the sole letting agent, IME DJK Group Ltd.