Town Centre Cafe Premises To Let

59-62 Portland Road, Worthing, BN11 1QG

Quick Summary

£16,000 Price Description: Offers in Excess of Units: 1 Floors: 1 Area: 821 sq ft Payment: Yearly Type: Catering, Commercial, Retail Status: Under Offer Rooms: 1


Property Description

An excellent opportunity to occupy a former car showroom site with the benefit of A3 Planning Permission for Café usage with no primary cooking. The premises have a gross internal of approximately 821 sq ft, together with a large front forecourt with planning consent for six tables and chairs offering 24 covers. The premises, which will require a complete internal fit-out, are considered suitable for a variety of different users and viewing is highly recommended.



Worthing is the largest town in West Sussex. Located on the coast between Brighton and Chichester. Worthing has a resident urban population of approximately 100,000 people and a population of around 500,000 within a 13 mile catchment area. The premises are situated in the heart of Worthing Town Centre, occupying a prominent location on the corner of Portland Road and Shelley Road. The pedestrianised shopping area of Montague Street is within a few minutes’ walking distance and various town centre car parks are close by. Nearby commercial users include a mix of eateries, bars, retailers and office buildings.



The premises offer the following accommodation with approximate sizes:



Maximum overall frontage          36’

Maximum depth                        40’

Approximate area                      821 ft2


  • Separate WCs
  • Storeroom
  • Large front forecourt with planning permission for 24 covers



Planning Permission for a change of use from Car Sales to Use Class A3 (café) was granted in October 2017.

The planning application number is AWDM/1018/17 and we would strongly recommended that all interested parties refer to the conditions outlined within the permission prior to entering into negotiations for a new lease. A copy of the planning decision notice is available via the online Planning Portal or via request from Spratt and Son.





The premises are available to let on a new full repairing and insuring lease on terms to be agreed.



Offers in Excess of £16,000 per annum.


Legal Fees:

Ingoing tenant to be responsible for both parties’ legal costs unless otherwise negotiated.



We are advised that the rent is not subject to VAT.



Rateable value              £15,500.00

We would recommend any interested parties make their own enquiries with Worthing Borough Council as to the rates payable.



Under the Finance Act 1989, VAT may be chargeable on the rent or sale price and it recommended that prospective tenants or purchasers should make their own enquiries to establish whether or not VAT is chargeable prior to entering into an agreement.



Strictly by appointment with Spratt & Son



The Energy Performance Asset Rating for the property is D.

A copy of the EPC and accompanying Recommendation Report is available upon request.

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