Berwick upon Tweed

1-3 Foul Ford, Berwick upon Tweed

Rent in the region of  £9,000 per year

Quick Summary

Price £9,000 per year
City Berwick upon Tweed
Status Under Offer
Size (Acres)
Parking Spaces



Berwick Office
01289 304432

Versatile commercial unit
Excellent centre of town location
Recently modernised to a good specification
Bright and spacious accommodation
Off street car parking

The property is located in Berwick upon Tweed (population circa 14,000) which is positioned approximately equi-distant between Newcastle to the south and Edinburgh to the north and is regarded as the principal market town serving north Northumberland and the eastern Borders. Modern Berwick is an attractive coastal town which offers a full range of retail, leisure and banking services, a twice weekly open market, first class private and state educational facilities and excellent transport links. The town is served both by the A1(T) and by the main London – Edinburgh East Coast Railway line.

More precisely the property is situated on Foul Ford, thought to be an ancient route through the historic town from the north, to a fording point across the River Tweed. Situated at the foot of Hide Hill, the property has a good location within the vicinity of the main administration and commercial areas of Berwick and is easily accessible with ample all day car parking nearby.

The immediate area is one of mixed use with a good mix of dwelling houses, flats and commercial units. Nearby commercial occupiers include Furniture Plus, The Bank of Scotland and a range of new commercial retail spaces in the recently redeveloped Youngman’s building.

The subject consists of a two storey, well-proportioned, property which has undergone extensive rebuilding and refurbishment work to provide good quality and well specified accommodation. Although currently used as an office premises, it is thought that the property may be suitable for alternative uses, subject to obtaining any necessary consents.

The property is of traditional stone construction under gabled and hipped, pan tile clad roofs. The external walls have a bright white paint finish and ample uPVC specification double glazed windows which make the internal accommodation feel bright and airy.

The current accommodation comprises:
Large open plan ground floor office
Meeting room
Tea preparation area
Large open plan first floor office
Attached garage
Off street car park
The property has been measured to provide the following, approximate, net internal areas:

Ground Floor: 138.90sqm (1495.11sqft)
First Floor: 51.46sqm (553.91sqft)
Garage: 29.05sqm (312.69sqft)

The property benefits from mains electric, water and drainage.

Use Classification

The premises are understood to have use classification A2 (financial, professional and other services) as outlined within the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 and its subsequent amendments.

Rateable Value

The property is entered on the Valuation Roll as;
1-3 Foul Ford Offices
Rateable Value £12,750
Effective 1st April 2010.
Although not finalised, the 2017 draft valuation has indicated a reduction in rateable value to £12,000. In addition, anticipated changes to the Small Business Rates Relief Scheme should see commercial property, with a Rateable value under £12,000 and occupied by a small business, eligible for 100% relief. Applicants are recommended to make their own enquiries with the local rating office to confirm the level of business rates payable on the property.


An Energy Performance Certificate has been produced for the property which rates the property at level D.
A full copy is available to download from the Edwin Thompson website.

Legal Costs
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.

VAT and Taxation
All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT and taxation.

Please contact the sole marketing agents Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors.
Tel: 01289 304432
Fax: 01289 302027
Email: [email protected]

Versatile commercial unit
Excellent centre of town location
Recently modernised to a good specification
Bright and spacious accommodation
Off street car parking

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