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House For Sale Sun Street, Canterbury, CT1


Yield: 0.73%
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Yield: 0.73%
  • Rental Guide: £610 - £765
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Key Features

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  • Freehold Commercial Premises
  • Potential For Residential To Upper Floors
  • Prime Location
  • 4474 Sq Ft (416 Sq M) Of Retail/office Space
  • No Onward Chain
Last Updated: 19th January 2021


A unique and exciting opportunity to acquire a freehold commercial premises being sold with vacant possession offered for sale for the first time since 1935. The building benefits from a prime central position within the Old City walls, directly opposite Christ Church gates and Canterbury Cathedral entrance, where it enjoys a prominent trading position with exceptionally high footfall.

Having been rebuilt in the 19th Century following a fire in 1865 which destroyed the previous structure, the building now provides 4474 sq ft (416 sq m) of retail/office space arranged over four floors as well as a basement level. The property was most recently let to Canterbury City Council as a Tourist Information Centre and offers potential for a variety of uses. The upper floors are thought suitable for residential redevelopment (subject to obtaining all necessary consents and approvals being obtained). The building also benefits from a passenger lift to first floor level.

Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries relating to planning matters via Canterbury City Council; .

Location - Sun Street is a highly desirable pedestrianised street within the heart of the Old City walls and immediately opposite Christ Church gates and Canterbury Cathedral, which forms part of a World Heritage Site. The location is convenient for access to Canterbury West mainline railway station (0.5 of miles distant) as well as Canterbury bus station (0.3 miles distant). Canterbury also offers a wealth of cultural and leisure amenities including the recently reconstructed Marlowe Theatre, bars, highly regarded restaurants and a major shopping centre enjoying a range of mainstream retail outlets as well as many individual shops. Canterbury provides easy access to the A2/M2 and subsequent motorway network and the mainline railway stations offer fast and frequent services to London Victoria (approximately 95mins), and high speed links from Canterbury West to London St Pancras (approximately 56 mins).

The approximate areas are:

Ground Floor -

Retail Zone A - 50.16m

Retail Zone B - 31.3m

First Floor -

Retail Area - 67.4m

Second Floor -

Offices - 60.5m

Third Floor -

Offices - 41.1m

Basement -

Basement Internal Storage - 53.4m

Video Tour Available - We won't let social distancing measures stop you from seeing this property. Please view the video tour for this property, and contact us to discuss arranging a physical viewing.

Rateable Values - According to the Valuation Office Agency website the property's current description is 'Restaurant & Premises' and the Rateable Value is currently £88,000. For more information please visit GOV.UK

Tenure - Freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Agent Details
Christopher Hodgson
95-97, Tankerton Road, Whitstable, CT5 2AJ
Show Contact Number
01227 266 441
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0 bedroom properties in close proximity are mostly listed £300 - £765 – 24 recently listed properties were found in that band. However, the highest were £930, £900, £900.

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