Address: 128 Union Street
Size: 1,075 ft² (99.87 m²)
Price: £500,000

Well Secured Retail Investment for Sale


Aberdeen is Scotland's 3rd largest city.  With a resident population c. 225,000 and a catchment exceeding 500,000, the city acts as the focal hub for all retail and leisure activity in the north east of Scotland.


Union Street lies at the heart of traditional Aberdeen retailing, with The Trinity, St Nicholas, Bon Accord and Union Square shopping centres all in close proximity.

Neighbouring retailers include the likes of McColls, Poundworld, Molton Brown and Allsaints.  Directly opposite is Primark.


The subjects comprise a Class 1 retail shop over ground and basement levels, lying mid-terrace within a traditional granite stone building.  The ground floor is currently utilised for retail sales, the basement a mixture of open storage and partitioned staff accommodation.

Gross Frontage:       14' 3"              4.34 m
Net Frontage:            13' 11"           4.24 m

Ground Floor:           530 sq ft         49.24 sq m
Basement:                  545 sq ft         50.63 sq m
Total:                       1,075 sq ft       99.87 sq m

ITZA:  519 units (30' Zones)


The premises are held under an existing FRI lease, recently extended for a further term of 10 years from 10th October 2018, at a rent of £36,300 pa to Ramsdens Financial Limited.

The extension includes for an initial 6 months at 50% rent, Tenant Break Option year 5, with upwards only rent review in the event of the TBO not being exercised.

NB.  Ramsdens have been in occupation for c. 9 years.


We are instructed to seek offers in the region of £500,000 plus VAT for our clients heritable interest.

A purchase at this level would reflect a net initial yield of 7.0% after allowance for assumed LBTT and normal acquisition costs.


Ramsdens Financial Limited (03045495) were founded in the 1970's and, trading from over 130 branches in the UK, offer an excellent covenant.  The latest accounts to 31st March 2018 confirm revenue of £39.9m and net profits of £5.05m.  In recent years the company has diversified to provide 4 core services - foreign currency exchange, pawnbroking, precious metal buying/selling and the retail sale of secondhand/new jewellery, and now includes a growing online presence.


The property is elected for VAT, as such VAT will be payable on the purchase price.


G rating.  Copies of the certificate can be made available to interested parties.


The current RV is £33,500.


Early entry is available upon completion of all legal formalities.

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