Ground Floor - E (69); Flat - E (48)
Sizeable detached property, until recently used as a Mission Hall with associated accommodation plus a self-contained flat above, in central Lerwick location at Grantfield close to the Toll Clock Shopping Centre. For sale as one unit.
The ground floor accommodation comprises two large halls, a commercial kitchen, several office / stores and associated toilet facilities.
The first floor flat which is accessed via an external staircase, comprises a living room, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms.
The premises are assumed to have Class 10 (non-residential institutions) use opening up the possibility of use as a crèche or day nursery, gallery or perhaps as a meeting room / clubhouse, although other uses such as restaurant / café or residential may be possible, subject to the usual consents required.
The flat offers potential for owner's / staff accommodation, or could be let out.
The property comprises the original two storey building fronting North Road thought to date from 1950's / 1960's, and a later single storey extension to the rear.
The Mission Hall comprises the whole of the ground floor which is estimated to extend to around 210m²; the 79m² flat which is accessed via an external staircase, occupying the first floor (gross internal floor areas).
Central heating is provided to both parts if the building by the Lerwick District Heating system, with separate exchanger units to each. Note: the heating system to the flat requires attention and is presently switched off. The property has a fire alarm system covering the ground floor (zone 1) and the flat (zone 2).
The property is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any services or contents
In detail the accommodation comprises:-
Mission Hall – 45 North Road
The Mission Hall comprises the whole of the ground floor of the building with two entrances, one from North Road, the other to the side / rear.
The main entrance from North Road opens to a hall with access to a hall to the right, two toilets, one equipped for disabled use, and an office / games room on the left.
(Approx. 8.6m x 5.5m at widest point) (28'3" x 17'10") Large, high ceilinged space with windows to North Road and the rear, side fire escape and hatch to the kitchen.
Office / Games Room
(Approx. 3.35m x 2.9m) (11' x 9'6")
A general cloakroom area at the end of the hall leads to the second side entrance leading to the remaining accommodation in the rear extension comprising:-
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.9m) (13' x 9'6") Fitted with commercial quality stainless steel units including a sink, several freestanding worktop / shelf units, additional wall cupboards & cooker hood, plus a separate wash hand basin. The kitchen has a further entrance door to the west side of the building.
(Approx. 9.55m x 5.9m) (31'3" x 19'4") Another large space situated to the rear of the building, with a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 3.25m (10'8"). A bank of tall windows spans the full length of the east wall. External fire escape.
A hallway off the main hall leads to:-
(Approx. 2.85m x 2.7m) (9'4" x 8'11")
(Approx. 2.7m x 1.7m) (8'11" x 5'7")
(Overall approx. 2.7m x 1.7m) (8'11" x 5'7"). With shower, WC & wash hand basin.
Office / Store
(Approx. 2.9m x 2.7m) (9'6" x 8'11")
There is a detached wooden shed behind the building.
Flat - 43 North Road
43 North Road is a two bedroom flat occupying the first floor and accessed via an external stair to the front of the building. It would benefit from general refurbishment and upgrading. The accommodation comprises:-
(Approx. 5.5m x 4m) (17'4" x 13'2") Generously proportioned, particularly bright room with a large window looking out over North Road and a second window to the rear facing south.
(Approx. 3.95m x 2.8m) (13' x 9'3") West-facing double room with built-in wardrobe space.
(Approx. 2.9m x 2.6) (9'6" x 8'7") Single room facing south.
(Approx. 4.4m x 2.3m) (14'6" x 7'7") Situated to the rear of the building, with fitted units including a sink.
(Approx. 3.4m x 2.15 at widest points including cupboard) (11'2" x 7') With three piece suite and over-bath shower.
The ground floor is assumed to have Class 10 (Non-Residential Institutions) use as defined in the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997.
In addition to religious use, it is thought that the premises could therefore potentially be used, without the necessity of obtaining planning permission for a change of use, as a crèche, day nursery or day centre, educational establishment, gallery, museum or public / exhibition hall, although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves regarding the current use of the building and any intended change of use.
Other uses may be possible including restaurant / café, or residential, although this would be dependent on obtaining any necessary consents required.
Rateable Value / Council Tax
The rateable value for the ground floor premises is understood to currently be £2,550 although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by confirming up to date figures with the Assessor's Office. Shetland Islands Council currently offers a Small Business Rates Relief Scheme. Prospective purchasers should contact the Council directly for further details.
The Council Tax banding for the flat is understood to currently Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:
Price exclusive of VAT (if applicable).
Understood to currently be Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.
The Rateable Value is understood to be £2,550. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.
Energy Efficiency Rating: Ground Floor - E (69); Flat - E (48)
The property is situated on the south side of North Road close to the roundabout at Grantfield, the property lying between a dental surgery and a store. Williamsons DIY Store is immediately across the road.
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