173-191 High Street & Castle Way, Southampton, Southampton, SO14 2BY | Property for sale | Savills
92,913 sq ft(8,631.90 sq m)
Price on application

173-191 High Street & Castle WaySouthampton, Southampton, SO14 2BY

  • Freehold

Key features

  • Prominent substantial multi let building
  • Circa 93,000 sq ft
  • Occupied by multiple well-known and established retail tenants, including Tesco, HMV & The Gym Group
  • c41% of the building is currently vacant offering a variety of potential uses (STP) and development opportunities
  • The property presents a unique opportunity to acquire firstly a long leasehold building in a desirable location in Southampton, which is part income producing and part vacant. There are multiple asset management plays including lease regears and development/ re-letting of the upper floors
  • Offers are invited in the order of £4.995m (8.32% NIY) for the long leasehold interest
  • Offers are also welcomed by end-users for a short leasehold interest in the vacant space

Attractive multi-let commercial investment with asset management opportunities

About this property

  • Description
    The Property comprises a four storey (plus basement) reinforced concrete frame building with cavity brick terraced elevations, and flat roofing and mixed glazed fenestration.

    The property is arranged as four ground floor retail units, a self-contained basement unit, a first floor in use as a gym, second and third floor together with small mezzanine areas are currently vacant.

    The buildings are within a fully developed site, with the primary frontage to High Street. There is a two storey element which comprises of one retail unit and entrance to the upper floors which has a frontage to Castle Way. There is also a small loading bay accessed here via Castle Way leading to a goods lift lobby area.

    Site & Building Area
    The site extends to approximately 0.58 acres (0.235 hectares) and the building has a GIA of approximately 92,913 sq ft.

    Long Leasehold. 125 years from 25 Nov 1991 (92 years unexpired). Ground rent - 10.5% of the actual rental income of the property – calculated
    by either the higher of 10.5% of net rent receivable or the basic rent of £3,000 (whichever is the higher), less permitted deductions.

    Offers are invited in the order of £4.995m the long leasehold interest in the property. The guide price reflects a 8.32% NIY based
    on a net receivable income of £443,020 per annum (following the deduction of the ground rent). Vacant Units are also available to let by
    negotiation, rent on application.

    Planning & Conservation
    The property is not individually listed but is located within the Old Town North Conservation Area. This means it’s part of a zone recognised for its special architectural or historic interest, even though the property isn’t designated as a heritage site. Being in this area implies stricter planning controls for any changes to preserve the area’s character, enhancing the property’s cultural value due to its historical context.

    VAT is applicable at the prevailing rate.

    Access to the data room will be permitted subject to request and status.

    Formal viewings can be made strictly by appointment with Savills. Where appropriate, we recommend interested parties carry out a discreet customer inspection in the first instance. We kindly request that no approaches are made to staff or the business directly, where applicable.

    Anti-Money Laundering Regulations
    Regulations require Savills to conduct various checks on purchasers and tenants. Further details are available upon request.

Local information

  • Located in the heart of Southampton, a port city in Hampshire, the property at 173 - 181 High Street & Castle Way is in a prominent central urban
  • area.
  • The High Street is a key commercial thoroughfare in the city, known for its retail and business presence. Southampton, with a population of
  • approximately 253,000, has a significant maritime history. The property benefits from strong transportation links: it’s approximately 1 hour and 20
  • minutes by train to London Waterloo, approximately 1 hour and 45 minutes to Bristol, and around 2 hours and 30 minutes to Birmingham. The proximity to the M27 motorway enhances road connectivity to the wider region.
  • The property is positioned in a strong trading location along High Street together with Castle Way at the junction with Bargate Street. This section
  • of High Street is pedestrianised and comprises a mixture of both national and local retail covenants. The prime retail area lies a few yards to the north along Above Bar Street inclusive of the West Quay covered shopping centre.
  • The property is within an improving area; nearby development schemes including Bargates which comprises a retail and residential scheme are under construction and completion is within the short term.
  • Southampton is a major south coast port and city located on the River Test/ River Itchen and south of the M27/M3 routes. It is a densely populated
  • city lying approximately sixteen miles north west of Portsmouth, twelve miles south of Winchester and seventy miles south west of Central London.