Haddington is one of East Lothian's largest settlements with a resident population of approximately 12,000. The town is strategically placed approximately 18 miles east of Scotland's capital city, Edinburgh, which is accessible within 35 minutes via the A1, thus making it extremely popular amongst commuters.
The affluent town boasts a strong local economy with existing commercial occupiers including Tesco, Aldi and Boots. Market Street and Court Street, the two principal retail thoroughfares, offer a diverse mix of shops, restaurants and cafes including national and local operators.
High demand for additional housing in the town has been met with several active developments. The town boasts all levels of education from nursery through to senior to support this rapid expansion, and there is a growing range of sporting and community facilities.
The nearest railway station is 4 miles away at Drem providing regular services to Edinburgh Waverley. There are also several direct bus links to Edinburgh and surrounding districts.
The property is situated in a prominent roadside position on Sidegate to the south-east of the town's high street. Sidegate is a principal route leading out of Haddington to neighbouring villages such as Gifford and Bolton.
The A1 is less than 1 mile away to the north and is the main commuter route to Edinburgh. Other towns in East Lothian are easily accessible such as North Berwick (9 miles), Dunbar (12 miles), Musselburgh (12 miles) and Tranent (8 miles).
The immediate surrounding area is residential with a mixture of traditional terraced, detached and semi-detached properties. Commercial occupiers are not too far away however with several businesses on nearby Church Street and a mixture of retail, restaurants and cafes on Hardgate and the High Street.
The subjects comprise a substantial detached category-A listed building extending over four storeys with a single storey south facing extension. It is white rendered with a pitched and slated roof. The main building dates back to the 17th century whilst the extension has been added in more recent times. The building overlooks magnificent gardens belonging to the Haddington Garden Trust to which all tenants will have access.
The main access to the property is from a set of stone steps off Sidegate but there is also an entrance to the rear through the gardens. The ground floor comprises of offices of varying sizes with a large kitchen/break out area just off the main reception. A central spiral staircase with a sweeping original balustrade leads to the upper floors.
The building has recently undergone a comprehensive refurbishment and modernisation programme in line the with the specification set out below. Existing occupiers in the building are: Call-In Homecare; Kevin McKenzie Architecture & Design; Atheian and Copson IT.
Following a recent inspection of the premises we calculate the approximate net internal areas of the available offices to be as follows:
From 9.6 sq m (103 sq ft) to 70.61 sq m (760 sq ft)
|Floor||Office||Sq Ft||Rent PCM*|
|Ground Floor||Office 4||238||£476|
|Second Floor||Office 9||103||£206|
|Second Floor||Office 10||150||£300|
|Second Floor||Office 11||269||£538|
The building has undergone an extensive refurbishment to modernise the offices and retain the building's historic features. The specification now includes:
• Fibre broadband/WiFi connections
• Data cabling in all rooms
• New gas central heating system
• New WC facilities throughout
• Shower facilities
• Ground floor communal break out space
• New kitchen/tea preps on all levels
• Secure door entry system
• Fob access to each individual office
• Modern LED lighting
• New carpets and decoration throughout
The month rent for the available rooms are quoted in the above table.
The building is opted to tax and, as such, VAT will be applicable to all rents.
There are 21 car parking spaces available with a secure barrier entry system. Some spaces remain available to rent on separate negotiation.
The premises require to be reassessed by the Local Assessor but each occupier will be liable for the payment of their own business rates.
Rooms will be let on a flexible License Agreements for a minimum 12-month term. There will be an administration charge to the ingoing tenant of £150 plus VAT for preparing the License Agreement.
The property is served by mains electricity, gas and water.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
Available on request.
VIEWING AND FURTHER INFORMATION
By appointment through the sole letting agent, Allied Surveyors Scotland plc.
- 4 OFFICES NOW AVAILABLE - 74% ALREADY LET
- Fully refurbished throughout
- Situated in a fast growing and affluent market town
- Excellent specification including fibre broadband and data cabling
- 21 private parking spaces
- Available for immediate entry