Hilton Smythe welcomes to the market Premier Barnards Green.
There has been a grocery type business at this site since the late 1880’s and it was previously a Loco shop for many years. The current owner has owned the business for approximately 16months as a Premier store and is only selling, albeit very reluctantly, to concentrate on his other business interests.
The business is well known in the town and has many regular customers as well as benefiting from high levels of footfall and passing trade given its main road position.
Premier Barnards Green is a modern and well stocked convenience store / supermarket selling amongst other products;
Newspapers and Magazines
Milk, dairy and chilled products
Crisps and snacks
Beers, wines and spirits
Greeting cards and wrapping paper
Bread, cakes and pastries
Fresh fruit and veg
Coffees, teas and hot chocolate.
Additionally, the business has a Payzone terminal, Lotto and sells phone cards and is an agent for Dry Cleaning and parcel collection and drop off. The weekly news bill is approximately £140.
The business enjoys good visibility on the internet.
Scope to Improve
Advertising and marketing campaign, perhaps utilising a leaflet drop with latest offers etc
Maximise the use of social media
Extend the opening hours
Offer free delivery on groceries, there are a lot of older residents in this area that would find this useful.
Reintroduce paper delivery rounds, again the older residents would value this service.
Hilton Smythe highly advise early viewing to avoid disappointment. This business is likely to attract considerable interest.
Premier Barnards Green is located in Barnards Green, Malvern in Worcestershire.
Barnards Green is one of the main population areas of Malvern situated approximately 1 mike east and downhill from Great Malvern the towns traditional centre. In the early 1950’s the construction of the large Pound Bank Council Estate led to an increase in the population and to the commercial activity in the vibrant shopping area.
Great Malvern Railway Station is located in Avenue Road about 0.3 miles from the Barnards Green roundabout and provides direct services to Worcester, Hereford, Birmingham, Oxford and London. Several bus services connect Barnards Green with the surrounding area and bus operators include Aston’s Coaches and First Diamond.
Premier Barnards Green is ideally situated in the unusually busy and vibrant Barnards Green Shopping area and sits alongside other complimentary retail businesses such as cafes, hairdressers, betting shop, bakers, Furniture Store, Key cutting business and a local post office. The business is nicely presented and maintained with clear visible signage and the distinctive livery of the Premier branding. There is free on street parking immediately outside the premises and there is an inexpensive pay and display shopper’s car park just across the road.
Premier Barnards Green occupies the ground floor of an end terraced period property and briefly comprises;
Windows and glazed door to front creating a light airy interior, specially commissioned window graphics with the Premier branding. A deceptively spacious shop, cleverly designed to maximise the space and fitted out to a really high standard, much money has been spent by the current owner to ensure that the business has a modern and customer friendly feel. Suspended ceiling with concealed lighting, vinyl, non-slip flooring, perimeter shelving and three central shelving gondolas, long fruit and veg open chiller, open drinks chiller, glass topped triple food freezer,
Double glass fronted upright food freezer, glass topped ice cream freezer, greeting card racking and wrapping paper dispenser, freestanding card carousel, circular display unit, further long open drinks chiller, two double glass fronted drinks chillers, bespoke counter with two serving points, two epos tills, card machines, Payzone and Lotto terminals and generous wrapping area, cigarette gantry and spirit shelving. Rijo 42 Coffee Machine, Newspaper and magazine racking, open snack chiller, glass fronted dairy chiller.
There is a small kitchen area just in front of the stockroom with wood effect flooring, stainless steel sink and drainer with a Monobloc tap and range of base units. Stainless steel preparation tables, separate stainless-steel hand wash basin.
To the rear of the main store is a good-sized stock Room with perimeter shelving and floor storage space and a glass fronted drinks chiller.
Opposite the counter at the front of the shop is a useful office with room for desks, filing cabinets and shelving etc.
We are advised that Premier Barnards Green is being sold as a leasehold business opportunity. The existing 20 year lease has roughly 18 ½ years remaining and the rent is a reasonable £16,000 per annum. We are further advised that the landlord would be happy to negotiate a mutually acceptable lease with a new owner.
At the time of instruction business rates of between £9-10,000 per annum were payable (exact figure to be confirmed).
Monday to Friday 7:30 - 18:00
Saturday and Sunday 8:00 - 17:00
The business is run and managed by our client with the help of two part time members of staff.
Premier Barnards Green generates an advised current turnover of approximately £265,000 per annum but it needs to be stressed that the business is currently being run at a pace to suit and turnover has been much higher previously.