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Francis Woodcock Trading Estate, 277 Barton Street, Gloucester

The property is a small trading estate that was created by sub-dividing a large single storey industrial property.

The majority of the units are single storey of brick and concrete block construction, with steel truss pitched corrugated asbestos roofs but there is a central two storey office building of facing brick under a flat roof.

There is a total of 28 parking spaces with communal loading and circulation areas. There are communal toilets.

The site area amounts to approximately 0.297 Hectares (0.735 Acres).

The office block has an EPC rating of E-113. Certificate Ref No: 0909-0834-3430-2700-5113.

The warehouse has an EPC rating of F-140. Certificate Ref No: 0549-3041-0713-0802-8901.


The City of Gloucester has a population of approximately 121,700 (2011 Census), in addition to a significant catchment area, benefits from good communications including the M5 motorway which links with the M42 and M6 motorways at Birmingham and the M4 Bristol and Swindon.

Gloucester Railway Station provides direct services to London with journeys taking just under two hours, and both Gloucester and Cheltenham share a local airport at Staverton, approximately 8 miles away.

The properties are prominently situated approximately 1 mile east of the City centre fronting Barton Street, which forms a busy link to the City ring road and the large residential areas east of the City.

Barton Street forms a busy local shopping area and, whilst the subject property is situated in a mixed industrial and residential area, it is opposite the St James' Trading Estate and adjoins a small modern office development and within a short distance of a Sainsburys Convenience Store.


Approximate gross internal areas

Unit 1: 72.00 sq m (775 sq ft)

Unit 1a: 37.16 sq m (400 sq ft)

Unit 2a: 74.32 sq m (800 sq ft)

Unit 2b: 153.94 sq m (1,657 sq ft)

Unit 3a: 108.69 sq m (1,170 sq ft)

Unit 3b: 147.34 sq m (1,586 sq ft)

Unit 4a: 172.61 sq m (1,858 sq ft)

Unit 4b: 101.26 sq m (1,090 sq ft)

Unit 4c: 145.67 sq m (1,568 sq ft)

Unit 5: 242.19 sq m (2,607 sq ft)

Unit 6: 122.91 sq m (1,323 sq ft)

Unit 7a/b: 117.70 sq m (1,267 sq ft)

Unit 8: 76.64 sq m (825 sq ft)

Unit 9: 41.25 sq m (444 sq ft)

Unit 10: 31.77 sq m (342 sq ft)

Unit 11: 60.39 sq m (650 sq ft)

TOTAL: 1,705.83 sq m (18,362 sq ft)


Workshop and premises:

Unit 1-1a:

Rateable Value: £4,200

Unit 2a:

Rateable Value: £5,500

Unit 2b:

Rateable Value: £5,700

Unit 3a:

Rateable Value: £6,100

Unit 3b:

Rateable Value: £6,000

Unit 4a:

Rateable Value: £6,100

Unit 4b:

Rateable Value: £5,900

Unit 5:

Rateable Value: £9,900

Unit 6:

Rateable Value: £6,000

Unit 9:

Rateable Value: £1,650

Unit 11:

Rateable Value: £3,950

Store and premises:

Unit 7:

Rateable Value: £4,250

Unit 8:

Offices and premises:

Rateable Value: £5,300

Unit 10:

Rateable Value: £1,750

Rate in £ 2019/2020 is 0.491.


The property has been used for light industrial, general industrial and storage purposes which fall within Classes B1, B2 and B8 of the Use Classes Order 1987.


The property is offered freehold subject to the tenancies outlined in the Tenancy Schedule.


The property is elected for VAT however, it is proposed that the sale is treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern.

Service charges:

A charge is levied on the tenants to cover the communal costs.

Legal costs:

Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred, where applicable.


Ash & Co 

Simon McKeag: 07737 691453

Harry Pontifex: 01242 255242

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