Retail, For Lease

Former Bank Premises, 39-41 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG.

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Former Bank Premises, 39-41 High Street, Wem, Shropshire, SY4 5DG.


Wem is a North Shropshire market town with a population of approximately 6,100 (2015 estimate) and serves the surrounding rural area. Shrewsbury is located approximately 11 miles to the south and Whitchurch is 9 miles to the north. The A49 Shrewsbury to Whitchurch trunk road is a approximately 3 miles distant.

Wem town has the benefit of a local railway station, which is on the Shrewsbury to Crewe line with a good connection to Manchester.

The property itself is located in the conservation area of Wem fronting onto the busy High Street, which is the principal street through the town centre. There is also an access from Chapel Street to the car park and rear of the property.


The property comprises the former National Westminster Bank premises, which occupies the ground floor of an early 19th century traditional red brick building. The three-storey building is Grade II listed and offers attractive retail/office space on the ground floor with on site car parking. The accommodation is adaptable and versatile, suitable for a number of different uses subject to planning permission.

The main pedestrian access to the property is via the High Street, leading into a sales area, which incorporates offices and storerooms off, with a staff room and separate male and female WC facilities. There is also additional storage space at basement level.

Outside, to the rear of the building is a vehicular access leading to 2 demised car parking spaces within a secure car park with gated access. There is also a pedestrian access.

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Former Bank Premises, 39-41 High Street

Detailed Specification

  • Size

    1,783 sq ft
  • Price/ Rent

    Quoting rent £12,000 pax
  • Accommodation

    Sales Area888 sq ft82.46 sq m
    Offices247 sq ft22.97 sq m
    Stores266 sq ft24.74 sq m
    Staffroom136 sq ft12.66 sq m
    Rear Lobby86 sq ft7.99 sq m
    Male and female WC facilities
    Basement storerooms160 sq ft14.91 sq m
    Total Area1,783 sq ft164.73 sq m
  • Services

    We understand that all mains services are available or connected to the property. It should be noted that we have not checked or tested these services and interested parties should make their own enquiries.
  • Planning

    We understand the property has planning permission for uses within Class E of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020.
  • Tenure

    Leasehold: The property is available to let based on a new full repairing and insuring lease for a term of 3 years, or multiples thereof, with rent reviews at 3 yearly intervals (dependent on length of lease).
  • Local Authority

    Shropshire Council, The Shirehall, Abbey Foregate, Shrewsbury, SY2 6ND - Tel: 0345 678 9000
  • Rateable Value

    According to the Valuation Office Agency website the rateable value of the property in the 2017 rating list is £10,250.
  • Energy Performance Certificate

    The property has an Energy Rating of C(66).
  • VAT

    We understand that VAT is not payable on the rent. All other figures quoted herein are exclusive of VAT, which may be payable at the prevailing rate.
  • Legal Costs

    Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs in connection with this matter.
  • Viewing

    Strictly by prior appointment with the Agent's Telford office:
  • Additional Viewing Information

    Contact: Simon Beedles FRICS
    Direct Line: 01952 521008
    Mobile: 07375 101371
    Ref: SB/3741

Andrew Dixon & Company. for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are give notice: (1) The particulars are set out as a general outline for the guidance of intending purchasers or lessors, and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract. (2) All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct but any intending purchasers or tenants should not reply on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of them. (3) No employee of Andrew Dixon & Company. has any authority to make or give representation or warranty whatever in relation to this property.

As far as possible, these particulars are intended to give a fair description of the property. Unless otherwise stated, no enquiries have been made of statutory authorities nor tests made of electricity, plumbing or other services installed in the property. No warranties or certificates of building work, leases/title documents have been inspected. Such information as is given in these particulars is based on a purely visual inspection only and information supplied to us by the vendor/lessor. Interested parties must take their own measurements in order to satisfy themselves that the premises are suitable for their own requirements. Our measurements are approximate in order to give an indication of size only. Whilst every care has been taken to prepare these particulars, we would be grateful if you could inform us of any errors or misleading descriptions found in order that we may correct them in our records.