halfords london road
SOUTHEND-ON-SEA SS0 9HS
HALFORDS LONDON ROAD
WELL SECURED, SOUTH EAST
OPEN A1 RETAIL WAREHOUSE INVESTMENT
2 HALFORDS, LONDON ROAD, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, SS0 9HS
is a major commercial town in the south east
with an extensive and affluent primary catchment population of
retail warehouse unit situated on the busy London
Road (A13) approximately 1 mile west of the town centre.
property totals 7,665 sq ft with 30 car spaces providing a
ratio of 1:255 sq ft.
property benefits from an open A1 part food/convenience
goods planning consent.
to the 5A1 covenant of Halfords Limited with approximately
10.5 years unexpired.
� Passing rent of £122,688 per annum, equating to £16.00 per sq ft.
trading profile with the tenant having recently extended
Our client is seeking offers in excess of
£1,600,000 (One Million, Six Hundred
Thousand Pounds) subject to contract and
exclusive of VAT. A purchase at this level reflects
a Net Initial Yield of 7.25%, allowing for usual
purchasers costs of 5.8%.
3 HALFORDS, LONDON ROAD, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, SS0 9HS
Southend Victoria and Southend
Central Railway Stations are
situated approximately 1 mile
away from the subject property,
providing direct connection to
London Liverpool Street Station
and London Fenchurch Street
Sudburya fastest journey time
of 58 minutes.
to the north and Thurrock to the
south west, via the A130 and
A13, respectively. A120
Southend-on-Sea has an affluent catchment
with 55.7% classified within the most affluent
ABC social groups (GB average: 51.1%)
(Focus). Car ownership is also above the
national average, whilst home ownership is
significantly above the Promis average.
The subject property occupies a prominent
and accessible position fronting onto
A20 London Road (A13) approximately 1 mile
west of the town centre in an area known
Southend-on-Sea has a resident urban
population of 160,257 (Focus) with a primary
catchment population of 333,000 (Promis)
and a total shopping population of 182,000.
CATCHMENT & DEMOGRAPHICS
Southend-on-Sea is a major
commercial town located in the
South East approximately 43 miles
east of London with the A127
providing direct access to the
M25, approximately 18 miles to
The immediately surrounding area of London
Road is a combination of retail shops and
residential housing. Immediately to the west is
a site where a new Sainsbury’s convenience
store together with residential apartments
is proposed. Immediately to the east is a
Jewson builders merchant.
4 HALFORDS, LONDON ROAD, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, SS0 9HS
The subject property comprises a detached retail
warehouse unit extending to a Gross Internal Area of
approximately 7,665 sq ft.
The tenant has installed a trading mezzanine of
approximately 65% cover.
Car parking is laid out to the front and side of the property
with 30 spaces in total providing a car parking ratio of
1:255 sq ft. Servicing is to the rear of the property and is
accessed through the customer car park.
The total site area is 0.21 hectares (0.52 acres).
Planning consent was granted on 30th March 1994 to
“construct class A1 retail unit and lay out parking area at
front and side”. The conditions of the consent state the
property is not to be used primarily for the sale of food,
drink, tobacco, soap or household cleaning products.
We therefore consider that the property has a largely
open A1 consent with provision for part of the unit to be
used for the sale of food and convenience goods.
Planning documents are available on request.
5 HALFORDS, LONDON ROAD, SOUTHEND-ON-SEA, SS0 9HS
The property is held freehold. Title information
is available on request.
The property was originally let to Halfords Limited
for 25 years from 25th December 1994. The
lease is drafted on an institutional full repairing
and insuring basis with 5 yearly upwards only
reviews to open market value.
The current passing rent is £122,688 pa,
reflecting £16.00 psf and the December 2014
review is not subject to any rental cap.
In June 2014 a reversionary lease was entered
into commencing 25th December 2019 for a term
of 5 years expiring on 24th December 2024.
The reversionary lease is subject to an
upwards only second day rent review on
26th December 2019 subject to a cap of
3.5% per annum compounded.
The property therefore provides in excess
of 10 years unexpired.
Halfords received 12 months rent free as part of
the reversionary lease, which our client will top
up. There is also a side letter permitting monthly
Halfords Limited is the leading retailer of car
parts, car enhancement, camping, touring,
mobility and bicycles operating in the United
Kingdom and Ireland. The Group is also the
leading MOT, service and repairs provider
through Halfords Autocentre.
Profit/ (Loss) Before Taxes
Tangible Net Worth
They currently trade from more than
460 outlets and in the past 3 years have
reported the following figures in their
29 Mar 2013
30 Mar 2012
1 Apr 2011
The company has a Dun and Bradstreet
rating of 5A1 reflecting minimal risk of
A copy of an environmental report is available upon request.
The EPC rating is D-97.
The property is elected for VAT.
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Our client is seeking offers
in excess of £1,600,000
(One Million, Six Hundred
Thousand Pounds) subject to
contract and exclusive of VAT.
A purchase at this level reflects
a net initial yield of 7.25%,
allowing for usual purchasers
costs of 5.8%.
11219.001 Southend-on-Sea Halfords, London Road | July 2014