56-58 West Street

Bridport, DT6 3QP

Guide Price


8533 to 11236 sq.ft.

Large Commercial Property and Two Spacious Apartments with Potential for Redevelopment

Well established retail site in Bridport?s town centre
Two large residential apartments
Close to swimming beaches, harbour & local facilities
In an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty
Rare opportunity to acquire town centre freehold site
Future redevelopment potential subject to
the necessary consents

General - Commercial
The commercial accommodation comprises a total of 6,500 sq ft of ground floor and first floor retail space with ancillary stores measuring 1,509 sq ft and 523 sq ft of offices. The accommodation is arranged within extended buildings and provides a total of approximately 8,533 sq ft of commercial space in its current layout. There is strong potential to rearrange the current accommodation and for conversion of commercial space to alternative uses, subject to the necessary consents.

There is parking and delivery access to the rear with multiple entry points to the shop and stores by way of pedestrian and loading doors. Internally there is a goods and passenger lift to the first floor as well as a large internal staircase providing access to the spacious first floor retail area, stores and offices.

The double shop front faces West Street and is in close proximity to Waitrose and Costa Coffee, with a range of other local and national retail shops nearby. Town centre car parks are within close proximity to the property providing long, medium and short stay parking at reasonable rates.

The retail space comprises a double fronted shop of traditional construction with modern rear extensions giving a
spacious and substantial retail area of 4,986 sq ft on the ground floor and 1,515 sq ft at first floor level. The shop has two points of entry at the front and multiple entry points to the rear from the car park. A successful local retailer who has been operating since 1985, has occupied the site since 2005.

Accessed externally from loading doors to the rear of the property?s car parking and commercial vehicle access yard, the stores provide 623 sq ft of ground floor warehousing with additional storage space of 528 sq ft at first floor level to the rear of the shop and 358 sq ft of mezzanine stores above the offices at first floor level.

The office block within the building is located at first floor level and comprises approximately 522 sq ft of space, including offices, a staff rest area, kitchen and w.c. facilities. General - Residential Apartments There are two spacious self-contained apartments at first and second floor level with a rooftop patio area and a separate entrance. The apartments are served by a private lift and staircase giving independent access to the rooftop patio and each apartment. There is gas fired central heating serving the residential accommodation.

56a West Street
56a is a superb, large 2 bedroom apartment which has been finished to a high standard. The apartment has an internal area of approximately 1,416 sq ft and is arranged with two well-proportioned bedrooms and bathroom at second floor level, with a large living area, kitchen, utility room and steam room at first floor level.

The accommodation:-
Second Floor
Bedroom 1: 4.88m x 3.79m
Painted plastered walls & ceiling, carpeted floors, low level sash windows.
Bedroom 2: 3.82m x 3.54m
Painted plastered walls & ceiling, carpeted floors, low level sash windows.
Bathroom: 2.83m x 1.98m
Vinyl floor, tiled walls, painted plaster ceiling, corner bath, heated towel rail, low level w.c., hand wash basin.
Boiler cupboard
Storage cupboard
First Floor
Sitting room: 8.25m x 5.82m
Large sitting room with carpeted floors, painted plaster walls and ceiling, sash windows
Kitchen: 6.02m x 4.63m
Wood floor, painted plastered walls, exposed timber framework, vaulted ceilings, Aga and bespoke kitchen units.
Utility Room:1.89 x 2.08m
Painted plastered walls and tiled floor.
Steam room: Tiled floors, corner steam shower unit, w.c. and hand wash basin.
Patio (shared with 56b): 850 sq m

56b West Street
56b West Street is a spacious apartment currently arranged as a two bedroom flat at second floor level with storage rooms and a large bath/shower room at first floor level.

The accommodation:-
Second Floor
Bedroom 1: 3.85m x 2.56m
Painted plastered walls & ceiling, carpeted floors.
Bedroom 2: 3.03m x 2.70m
Painted plastered walls & ceiling, carpeted floors.
Bathroom: 2.70m x 1.53m
Vinyl floor finish, painted plastered walls with tiled splashbacks, bath with shower over, w.c., hand wash basin & heated towel rail.
Kitchen/diner: 3.79m x 3.45m
Laminate floor, electric cooker, painted plaster walls, modern wall hung and floor mounted kitchen units.
Sitting room: 4.41m x 3.95m
Carpeted floor, Painted plaster walls & ceiling, sash windows & fireplace.

Development Opportunity
In acquiring the freehold interest in the property the purchaser will have a unique opportunity to pursue further development of the site subject to obtaining the necessary consents. The recent announcement by the Prime Minister of major reforms under current planning legislation may provide further opportunities for alternative uses, including those for residential redevelopment.

Agents Note
The current vendor would consider the sale of the business with the benefit of the freehold title as a going concern by separate negotiation.


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