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Royal Mail House, Southampton

Location

This impressive property is located at the end/beginning of Oxford Street, Terminus Terrace and Queens Terrace. Oxford Street is the self styled independant home of dining and leisure in Southampton, its impressive architecture and cafe culture has a positive friendly vibe. Queens Terrace has recently been semi pedestrainised with much better access directly into the majestic Queens Park. Royal Mail House is a 5 minute walk to Ocean Village and 10 minute walk into the centre of town.

Description

Royal Mail House was built in 1840 by George Radley, as a hotel it would have welcomed the first class passengers of the infamous Titanic and other Ocean Liners before they set sail for the new world.  In its colourful history it became the offices of the Royal Mail Shipping Company which became the largest shipping company in the world when it took over White Star Lines in 1927 and then merged with Cunard in the 1930's. Royal Mail House in it's past has housed a bank a plastic surgery clinic and the govenment, it is now is operated as an office centre. The individual offices are all self contained and share kitchen and toilet facilities. There is an impressive entrance hall on the ground floor and an Edwardian facade.  There are various tennants including the cocktail and wine bar the Mailroom and Yakuski's health and beauty centre on the ground floor.  The individual offices include; music studios, alternative therapy practitioners, sports massage therapists, accountants and arcitects amongst others.  The range of tennants provides for a very friendly vibe and casual atmosphere.

Terms

The premises are available on twelve month periods with NO repairing obligations, communal cleaning is included. Rent is paid monthly with a rental deposit equivalent to one month.  Dependant on the location within the premises gas central heating and electricity is included otherwise there are meters for electric usage.

Rating Information

Prospective occupiers are advised to make their own enquiries at Southampton City Council business.rates@southampton.gov.uk 023 8083 3002 verify the actual rates payable of each individual suite however we can advise that subject to this this being your only office you should qualify for Small Business Rates Relief - you should apply for this immediatley upon occupation. 

Planning

The building is Grade 2 Listed in a Conservation area. Landene Limited has just secured planning permission to convert the South situated Brittannia suite into a cafe with outside seating, this will bring "cafe culture" to Queens Terrace and the adjoining park, commencement of works to refurbish the suite in conjunction with the listed building office will be starting shortly and upon securing a tennant a beautiful cafe should soon be serving fresh coffee, drinks and snacks soon.  

Security

The front doors are locked at 9pm and 24 hour CCTV covers all aspects of the premises including the corridors.

Insurance

A charge to cover building insurance will be made at a level of £0.75 per square foot, per annum.

VAT

VAT will be added to the licence fee and other landlord's supplies at the prevailing rate.  We recommend that prospective licensees establish the VAT implications before entering into an agreement.

Parking

Parking can be offered for some of the larger units but for small units there are local parking permits available, ABP Handle Car Park

Viewing

Strictly by appointment with the sole agents please call: David Hurlock on 07747 605854 email david.hurlock@btinternet.com

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