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Lot 10

12 EAST CHURCH STREET, BUCKIE, AB56 1AE

Former Bank Premises - Ground Floor Semi-Detached Retail/Office Accommodation in Town Centre Location – Good Development Opportunity.

Location

The property lies on the main retail street running through the centre of Buckie, a short distance from its central town square. The majority of the buildings within the street are traditional 2 or 3 storey high buildings that have retail or commercial ground floor premises and residential or office uses in the upper floors.The property is adjoined at ground floor level by a solicitor’s office and by an eating establishment.Above the front part of the property is a flat.

Buckie is a town on the Moray Firth coast with a population of around 8,000. It was historically built around its fishing & shipbuilding industries and on a smaller scale these industries still survive today near the town’s Cluny Harbour. Other significant local employers include distilleries, rural based businesses and the offshore oil industry. Major towns in the region are Elgin (population 20,000) – 17 miles; Banff & Macduff (combined population 9,000) – 20 miles; Keith (population 4,000) 12 miles;Aberdeen 60 miles.There are 3 primary schools and a High School within the town.

Description

The property comprises ground floor premises which until recently have been used as a bank branch. The front part of the property is a 1.5 storey traditional building and at the rear there is a substantial single storey extension.

The accommodation includes a spacious open plan front area, 2 offices, safe room, kitchen, ladies & gents toilets and a plant room.

Construction

Walls: front part stone, pointed externally, rear parts either concrete block or brick harled externally.

Roofs: front part - pitched & slated roof, rear extension – part flat (understood to be covered with felt) and part pitched & tiled.

Windows: majority timber framed single glazed. External doors: front door off east Church Street – solid timber panel double doors, rear door solid flush fire door.

Floors: concrete, incorporating service ducting.

Internal wall linings: mix of plasterboard & plaster on hard, majority of accommodation has suspended ceilings incorporating fluorescent strip lights.

Accommodation

  • Open plan area, with external door from East Church Street & small vestibule, 2 front shop windows;
  • Office 1 (front), with front shop window;
  • Office 2;
  • Rear Passage, off which is rear door;
  • Kitchen, fitted with modern floor units & worktops;
  • Strong Room;
  • Ladies & Gents Toilets. Store, with sink.
  • Washroom. Boiler & Plant Room.

A floor plan of this accommodation is available.

Floor Area

Net internal floor area approx. 186 sq. m. (2,000 sq.ft) approx.

Services

Mains water; mains drainage; mains gas central heating; mains electricity.

Fixtures and Fittings

All remaining Bank fixtures & fittings presently within the property will be included in the sale.

Tenure

Owner Vacant Possession.

Planning Authority

Moray Council, High Street, Elgin, IV30 1BX. Tel: 0300 123 4561. Email: development.control@moray.gov.uk.

Rateable Value

£16,000.

EPC

Band E

Viewing

By prior arrangement with the auctioneers, SVA Property Auctions Ltd. Tel – 0131 624 6640

Joint Auctioneers

GVA (Edinburgh) Tel: 0131 469 6070.




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