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Parking/garage for sale

Star Lane Industrial Estate, Star Lane, Great Wakering, Southend-On-Sea SS3



Hilton Smythe is delighted to introduce to the market Simply Cars and Vans. The business is a popular garage offering car and van repairs, servicing and diagnostics with the latest vehicle diagnostic technology.

The business was originally established not long ago by our client in 2010. Our client is looking to sell the business as he has very recently moved away from the area. He would also like to focus more on other business interests.

Over such a short space of time, the business has been a great success, and has built up an enviable reputation in the area. We believe the business has good relationships with local parts suppliers allowing for competitive rates.

The business has a great website going into detail of what the business is all about and what services they offer. There is also a blog with useful tips and advice for customers.

The current turnover is around £70,000 per annum. This is good, but we believe that this could be increased. We highly advise the new owner to look into getting an mot licence, this is a mass market with a huge amount of competition, and would generate an extra income.

The business used to have a 24 hour recovery service, which was stopped very recently. We are advised that our client still gets a high number of requests for this service. Unfortunately our client sold his recovery truck, but this could be something the new owner could look into acquiring. This service would be very popular, and will increase turnover massively.

This is the perfect turnkey opportunity with all equipment, fixtures and fittings included in the sale; this also includes 2 vehicles. We are advised the overheads for the business are very low, this allows for higher profits. Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing for such a fantastic business, with a great reputation.

Simply Cars and Vans is located on the edge of a large industrial estate in Southend on Sea, Essex.

Southend on Sea is a seaside resort that attracts a fantastic amount of tourist footfall. The business is located further inland but is just a short drive to the coast, using the A13.

On the industrial estate is a range of complementary businesses such as, garages, car rentals an alarm company and many more. This area is a great business hub that attracts customers from far and wide. We are advised the other business owners in the area are very friendly and helpful.

The business is situated in a large private industrial property. Just outside is a signed cabin which is used as the reception and office area. The cabin is fully lit and has power, all of the equipment including the computer and desk is included in the sale.

The main workshop is large with a high ceiling. This area is well equipped and has everything you need to hit the ground running and begin trading. The workshop has a toilet and changing room facilities to the rear.

Equipment included in the sale is as follows-

1 x 2 Poster ramp (4 tonne)
1 x 4 Poster ramps (5 tonne)
Large Mig welder with spare gas bottles
All hand tools and toolbox
Precision tools
Sealey industrial sink and grease cutting agent (parts cleaner)
Fully lit
2 x Large workshop benches
Hydraulic vehicle jack
Oil drums
Bench Grinder
Axle stands
Pillar press

Vehicles –
Vauxhall Combo (Reg 2006)
Mercedes ML270 (Reg 2000)

We are advised the business is leasehold

Original lease length 2 years
Lease has ended new lease available on negotiation.
Rent £584 per month

The business opens:-

Monday-Friday: 8am – 5pm
Saturday: 8am – 1pm
Sunday: Closed

The business is run and managed by the owner with the assistance of 1 member of staff.

Financial Profile
The business reports a turnover of £70,000 per annum.


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Local Amenities

  • Great Wakering Primary Academy 0.5 miles
  • Friars Primary School and Nursery 1 miles
  • Shoeburyness 1.5 miles
  • Thorpe Bay 1.5 miles

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