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37 Marsh Parade

Newcastle-under-Lyme, ST5 1BT

For Sale

61-63, The Church, Old Town Road, Hanley, Staffordshire, ST1 2JS

The property briefly comprises a beautiful former church premises originally constructed in 1860 of brick elevations with ornate sandstone features supporting a tiled pitched roof surface.

The property is located on the edge of Hanley city centre within 500 yards of ‘Intu Potteries’ and has frontage to Old Town Road, off Town Road (B5047). Within the immediate vicinity are a number of alternative commercial activities and opposite the premises is a large former pottery factory, now disused, but benefitting from planning permission for wholesale redevelopment for residential purposes.

The property briefly comprises a beautiful former church premises originally constructed in 1860 of brick elevations with ornate sandstone features supporting a tiled pitched roof surface. The accommodation is arranged over two floors and there are privately enclosed seating areas to the front and rear of the property. Upon entering the premises you will arrive into a reception area in front of which are stairs leading up to the main dining area and open-plan kitchen and stairs leading down to the bar area together with the toilets, ancillary kitchen/food prep areas and privately accessed living quarters. The interior is beautifully presented throughout and retains many of its original features and has an imposing vaulted ceiling with exposed timber beams. The vendor has owned and traded from the property for circa 10 years and has created a successful and well established business. The property is fully fitted throughout with a range of furniture and kitchen equipment all of which is included in the sale at no extra cost, for those who wish to continue and reopen as a restaurant. This is a fantastic residential development opportunity (STP). We are lead to believe by the current owner that there was once planning for 9 private apartments *please note you will need to make your own enquiries to the local council*

Lower Ground Floor:
Bar Area: 802 sq. ft.
Store: 20 sq. ft.
Kitchen/Food Prep: 165 sq. ft.
3 x WC’s: -
Bedroom (including en-suite): 255 sq. ft.

Upper Ground Floor:
Restaurant/kitchen: 1,504 sq. ft.

Total NIA: 2,746 sq. ft.
Total GIA: 3,026 sq. ft.

Included within the sale are two areas of land within 20 yards of the premises used for car parking purposes and which can collectively accommodate approximately 15 vehicles with one site extending to 213 sq. yards and the other 140 sq. yards.

All mains services are connected. There is gas fired central heating to the lower ground floor and four air conditioning units serving the Restaurant. A ‘dumb waiter’ is installed and there is CCTV in operation. Please note that no services have been tested by the agents.

Available freehold, subject to contract and with vacant possession upon completion.

Rateable Value: £22,500
Rates Payable: £10,777.50 pa (17/18)

The sale price is not subject to VAT.

The property has consent as a Restaurant (A3). The Premises License (no 253956) granted by Stoke-on-Trent City Council permits opening and the sale of alcohol on:
Saturday to Thursday: 11am - 00.30
Friday and Saturday: 11am - 02.30

The existing restaurant business, which has resided within the premises for over 10 years has always traded profitably and enjoys an excellent reputation as a traditional English restaurant specialising in Mediterranean courses. The good will together with all of the fixtures and fittings are available at no additional charge. Existing and senior members of staff are employed on a self-employed basis and there are also a number of part time employees. Alternatively and for those not interested in the business this can be closed down enabling the building to be sold.

Subject to planning the property could suit a range of alternative uses to include residential conversion, most likely into a number of apartments or HMO, as there is the potential of adding an additional floor, given the height of the ceiling.

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