Large commercial office premises situated on a 1.4 acre site by Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, the gas plant and the port of Sullom Voe, in the North Mainland of Shetland. Brae approx. 5 miles; Lerwick approx. 27 miles.
The building has a gross internal floor area of around 320m² (3450ft²) comprising a large open-plan office, separate single office and meeting room, plus a substantial canteen / kitchen area and associated staff facilities with showers.
The large site provides ample parking plus an additional hard core area.
Other uses may be possible, for example the building has in the past been used as a pub / nightclub, and also as part residential, although any change of use would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.
The building is offered for sale or lease, rental details available on application.
The building is situated in around 1.4 acres by the shore of Garths Voe on the approach road to Sullom Voe Oil Terminal, also close by the Total Gas Plant, at Mossbank approximately 27 miles north of Lerwick, Shetland’s capital. The property is also close by the port of Sullom Voe, a deep water harbour operated by Shetland Islands Council.
The location is about five miles north of Brae, the main settlement for the North Mainland area of Shetland, and the location of the area’s main amenities which include the High School, leisure centre / swimming pool, health centre and mini-supermarket.
The Shetland Islands lie in the middle of the North Sea about 100 miles north of mainland Scotland. A daily overnight ferry service operated by Northlink Ferries (https://www.northlinkferries.co.uk) links Lerwick with Orkney & Aberdeen, whilst Loganair (https://www.loganair.co.uk) operates regular flights from Sumburgh airport at the very southern tip of Shetland to Aberdeen, Inverness, Edinburgh & Glasgow.
The property was originally built as a seafarers mission building, and subsequently used as a pub / nightclub until around 2013 when it was converted into offices with a large canteen facility. It was for a time also used as part residential / part commercial.
It has an estimated gross internal floor area of approximately 320m² (3450ft²) and is of prefabricated modular construction clad externally with timber weatherboarding. Windows and doors are uPVC double glazed units. Heating is provided by two air source heat pumps serving wall-mounted air conditioning units, supplemented by some radiators.
The spacious accommodation is well-lit and in very good decorative order throughout. There are two covered entrance areas to the south (shore) side of the building, the main entrance opening to a main hallway with the canteen to the left, toilet facilities and office space to the right.
The canteen is a huge open-plan space measuring approximately 10.6m x 9.5m with windows to three sides. A kitchen area has been created at one end behind a large serving counter, the kitchen being equipped with commercial quality fittings including ovens, grills, fridges, a sink unit and separate hand washing facilities. At the rear of the space is a lobby leading to a fire exit and store / staff facilities including a toilet WC & wash hand basin.
Back off the main hallway is a large store (approx. 3m x 2.4m) previously used as a server room (the building has a high speed broadband connection), a lobby leading to toilet facilities (overall approx. 9.2m x 7.6m) with showers, WC’s, sinks etc., and a separate accessible toilet.
At the end of the hall a door is a further circulation space with a second entrance, leading to a meeting room (approx. 4.8m x 3.5m), the main open-plan office (approx. 8m x 5.8m + 3.1m x 2.1m), a separate single office (approx. 4.7m x 2.2m), the circulation space ending with small kitchen / coffee area with sink.
The building sits in a large level site estimated to extend to around 1.4 acres or thereby, the site providing ample surfaced parking and a large hard cored yard space to the north side which has in the past been used to site temporarily containers. It is understood service connections for this purpose remain.
The current rateable value is understood to be £8100. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.
To reach the property drive north out of Brae on the B9076 road to Mossbank. Pass Scatsta airport (presently closed) and the port, and turn left to Sullom Voe Terminal. The property is a short distance from the junction on the left.
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We have been very pleased with the professional service we received from Harper Macleod. In particular the sales particulars and marketing of the property. The advice received during the sale process was extremely helpful and the conveyancing was straightforward and hassle free. Would recommend Harper Macleod.
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