Located approximately 41 miles (66 km) to the south of Chester and 47 miles (75 km) to the north west of Birmingham, Shrewsbury is a historic market town and the county town of Shropshire. The total population within the Shrewsbury primary catchment area is 332,000, similar to the sub regional centre average.
Road communications are excellent with the A5 ring road leading to the M54, 8 miles to the east, which leads to Junctions 10 and 11 of the M6 motorway and the rest of the national motorway network. Shrewsbury railway station provides direct services to Telford, Wolverhampton, Birmingham and London.
The properties are situated fronting onto Belmont, in one of the most sought after locations in Shrewsbury Town Centre. The properties enjoy views over the historic town of Shrewsbury and forms part of the historic street scene offered by its Belmont location.
To the front of the property is a vista over the Lady Chapel and crypt of the Former St Chads Church, an attractive sandstone building dating from the Norman period which was partly demolished in 1788 and which sits within an area of garden. Surrounding properties in this location house up-market boutiques and popular restaurants and also include a private school, St Winefrides Convent.
Belmont is well positioned between the prime shopping areas of High Street and The Square, and the equally popular Wyle Cop. The Shrewsbury Quarry Park is within a short walking distance of the property and this offers high quality public amenity space against the backdrop of the River Severn.
Shrewsbury is the County Town and is famed for its historic town centre with over 600 listed properties. The town is an established Tourist and Market Town and The Historic Town Square is within close proximity where a variety of local markets and other community events are provided during the course of the year.
The properties are Grade II Listed and is believed to date from the early 18th Century with stucco facade and rusticated to the lower storey. A particular feature is the central window on the first floor which has a pediement carried on cosole brackets.
Number 2 Belmont has been in use as a solicitors practice since 1920 and the building has not been available for private purchase for almost100 years. Number 1 has been in use as a solicitors practice since the early 1970s and the properties have only become available due to the relocation of Wace Morgan Solicitors.
The property at 1 Belmont comprises a part single, part two and part three storey property with a basement and a rear enclosed external amenity area. The property benefits from one entrance door directly onto Belmont which provides a covered entrance way into the property under the upper property structure. Floor Plans showing the layout of the property are shown within the particulars.
Number 2 Belmont comprises of a part two and part three storey mid terraced property with a basement benefitting from a sizeable enclosed garden area at the rear of the property. The property benefits from two entrance doors directly off Belmont and internally there are two staircases as shown on the floor plans incorporated within these particulars.
The properties benefit from three valuable town centre car parking spaces abutting the rear boundary wall of the property and accessed off Belmont Bank . If the property was to be sold as two separate interests then there would be 1 car parking space sold with 1 Belmont and 2 car parking spaces sold with 2 Belmont.
1 Belmont 290 sq m (3,121 sq ft)
2 Belmont 347 sq m (3,734 sq ft)
Total Gross Internal Area is 747.06 sq m (8,041.4 sq ft)
The property is to be sold freehold with vacant possession. A copy of the property Title is available for inspection within the Information Pack that has been prepared for the properties and is available from the selling agents upon request.
The car parking spaces are of freehold tenure with an apportioned maintenance liability for the car park as a whole, further details are available from the selling agents upon request.
Verbal enquiries were made to the local charging authority and we were advised as follows:
Rateable Value- £27,250
Rates payable- £13,434.25
(Prospective purchasers should note that as the property is listed there is an exemption from paying rates whilst the property is vacant). The property is yet to be assessed for Council Tax purposes.