Property for sale102 The Close, Quayside, Newcastle Upon Tyne NE1
Local area information
- Newcastle 0.2 miles
- Our Lady and St Anne's RC Primary School 0.5 miles
- Manors 0.5 miles
- St Paul's CofE Primary School 0.7 miles
These distances are calculated in a straight line. The actual route and distance may vary.
Read our area guide for Newcastle to find out more about the area.
Features and description
The property is situated on The Close, which lies at the bottom of Forth Banks, on Newcastle Quayside and opposite the Copthorne Hotel. The Close is a busy vehicular route from the City centre towards the Swing Bridge.
It is a short walk from Newcastle Central Railway & Metro Stations and is also close to the Stephenson Quarter Development, including the Crowne Plaza Hotel, 360 space multi-storey car park and Northumbria Police Headquarters.
The property comprises a ground floor property within a seven-storey building. The upper floors are in residential use. The building is modern and benefits from a fully glazed frontage.
Internally, it is a mix of open plan and cellular accommodation, with carpeted floor, suspended ceiling with integral lighting and heating/air conditioning. It also benefits from its own integral w.c.’s which are of a high standard and a small kitchenette as well as an intruder alarm and fire alarm.
Whilst there is no dedicated car parking, we understand that contract and visitor parking is available within the Copthorne Hotel car park opposite the subject property and at the multi-storey car park on nearby Forth Banks.
We have calculated the net internal area of the property as extending to 127.80 sq m (1,376 sq ft).
The property is entered into the 2023 Rating List as follows:
Description Showroom and premises
Rateable value £18,000
The property is held by way of a long leasehold interest of 999 years beginning on 16 November 2017 at a peppercorn rent.
The property is let by way of a 10-year internal repairing and insuring (iri) lease from 14 June 2021, expiring 13 June 2031 at an initial rent of £16,500 per annum. The lease has been contracted outside the Landlord and Tenant Act 1954. There are upward rent reviews on the third anniversary of the term and each of the three years thereafter in line with the rise in the Retail Price Index. There are also tenant break options every 3 years. The current tenant operates a successful photography business and has occupied the property since March 2018.
Our client’s long leasehold interest in the property, subject to the existing tenancy is available at £180,000. A sale at the asking rent would equate to a gross initial yield of 9.17%.
The property is registered for VAT and therefore VAT will be payable on the purchase price. It is anticipated the property will be sold by way of a Transfer of a Going Concern (togc).
Newcastle City Council, Civic Centre, Barras Bridge, Newcastle Upon Tyne (Tel: All figures quoted above are exclusive of VAT where chargeable.
Energy performance certificate
The property has an EPC rating of b-44. A copy of the EPC and recommendation report is available on request.
Strictly by appointment with sole agents YoungsRPS, contact Paul Fairlamb on .
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