Prime Car Showroom And MOT Garage For Sale

Knightsbridge Cars, Roose Road, Barrow-in-Furness, Cumbria, LA13 9RQ


Quick Summary

Price £295,000
City Barrow-in-Furness
Status Under Offer
Size (Acres)
Parking Spaces



Carlisle Office
01228 548385


Barrow-in-Furness is situated on the southern tip of Cumbria, to the north of Morecambe Bay and only 20 minutes from The Lake District.  Barrow’s principal road link is the A590, linking it to Ulverston, The Lake District and the M6 motorway.

Barrow is the principle commercial, retail and cultural centre for South West Cumbria with a catchment of over 130,000 incorporating neighbouring towns such as Dalton, Ulverston and Millom. Barrow is the largest town in South Cumbria and is known throughout the world for its rich history in shipbuilding which is now centred around advance development of submarines driven by BAE Systems who continue to invest significant capital creating thousands of jobs as well as feeder contracts to local businesses. Other major employers include Kimberly-Clark, producer of products for Kleenex and Andrex, GSK, an international pharmaceutical company and the Sellafield nuclear fuel reprocessing and decommissioning site, a short distance up the north west coast.

The town has two sixth form colleges as well as a number of primary, junior and secondary schools and culturally, there is a wide range of leisure facilities, restaurant, hotels, a pedestrianised town centre with national retailers including Debenhams and Marks and Spencer’s and a good choice of supermarkets. The Lake District National Park is less than 20 minutes away and there are a range of beaches, all within a 10-15 minute drive.

Knightsbridge Cars is located on Roose Road within the southern outskirts of Barrow. The A5087 travels west into Barrow town centre and east to Holbeck, Roose Train Station as well as a Tesco supermarket, all within 0.5 miles and also connects with the Coast Road to the south east eventually meeting up with Ulverston, approximately 10 miles away and taking in the attractive Morecambe Bay coastline. Risedale Road is approximately 50m to the north west and links up with Park Drive and the A590 Abbey Road around 1.5 miles to the north.


The building is of single storey masonry construction, rendered and painted externally beneath a multi-pitched felted roof. The premises incorporate aluminium framed glazed frontages to Roose Road and out to the front forecourt. The MOT garage has a separate access from Salthouse Road.

Internally, there are two interconnected showrooms to the front and side, the main showroom area being accessed from the forecourt via a pedestrian entrance with separate sliding vehicle doors for car displays. The accommodation has slate effect tile flooring, plaster painted walls, suspended ceiling with recessed fluorescent lighting, wall mounted electric heating and cooling units, reception desk, two modern offices, a fully fitted kitchen and WCs.

The show area facing onto Roose Road is similarly fitted out to a high standard with slate effect floor tiling, plaster painted walls, suspended ceiling with recessed fluorescent lighting, office and door though to the MOT garage.

An electric roller shutter door (3.11m high by 4.34m wide) provides access to the MOT premises which is fitted out with tile flooring, rendered painted walls, suspended ceiling with recessed fluorescent lighting, kerosene fired hot air blower, two car hoists, MOT bay with vehicle inspection pit, valeting area, mezzanine with WCs and staff mess room and separate mezzanine admin office.

Externally, the forecourt is formed of solid concrete and benefits from a traditional steel framed canopy with strip lighting and there are multiple vehicle access points from Roose Road and Salthouse Road.

On the opposite side of Salthouse Road is a secure compound which may be available by way of separate negotiation. The land extends to approximately 0.091 hectares/0.23 acres and is formed of gravel hardstanding surrounded by brick walling, mature landscaping and with a steel vehicle access gate. As well as useful storage, the land may also be suitable for residential development subject to planning, further information on application.


The premises provide the following approximate gross internal areas:

Front Showroom                                 123.32m2           (1,327 sq ft)

Rear Showroom                                 118.58m2         (1,276 sq ft)

MOT/Workshop                                  157.33m2         (1,693 sq ft)

Offices                                                 34.76m2           (374 sq ft)

Total GIA                                           433.99m2         (4,671 sq ft)


It is understood that the property has connections to mains electricity (three phase), water and the mains drainage/sewerage system. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the extent and availability of services on site.


Offers are invited for the freehold interest at a guide price of £295,000 exclusive with vacant possession.

Lettings may be considered, further information upon application.

The adjacent storage land with residential development potential, subject to planning, is available for offers in excess of £75,000.


All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT where applicable.


The property has an Energy Performance Asset Rating of E106. A copy of the certificate is available on application or to download from the Edwin Thompson website.


The VOA website states that Knightsbridge Garage has a Rateable Value of £13,000 and is described as a car showroom, workshop and premises.

Small Business Rate Relief may be available to prospective purchasers who should check the exact rates payable with Barrow Borough Council, telephone number 01229 876300.


Each party to bear their own legal costs in the preparation and settlement of any sale or lease documentation together with any VAT thereon.


The property is available to view by prior appointment with Edwin Thompson LLP, Contact:

John Haley, [email protected]

Tel: 01228 548385


Edwin Thompson for themselves and for the Vendor of this property, whose Agents they are, give notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for the guidance of intending purchasers and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, any offer or contract.
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, plans, reference to condition and necessary conditions for use and occupation and other details are given in good faith and are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact, but must satisfy themselves by inspection or otherwise as to their correctness.
  3. No person in the employment of Edwin Thompson has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property or these particulars, nor to enter into any contract relating to the property on behalf of the Agents, nor into any contract on behalf of the Vendor.
  4. No responsibility can be accepted for loss or expense incurred in viewing the property or in any other way in the event of the property being sold or withdrawn.
  5. These particulars were prepared in January 2019

Prominent position with a high-profile forecourt

Situated on the A5087, a main arterial route in Barrow

Modern showroom and fully fitted MOT garage with licence

Total gross internal area 433.99m2 (4,671 sq ft)

Guide Price – £295,000 exclusive

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