Shop. Office/Hot-Food Potential

143 Silverbuthall Road, Hawick, Roxburghshire, Scottish Borders, TD9 7BL

Offers Over£25,000


A single storey purpose built shop unit situated towards the centre of the estate.

The building would appear of conventional cavity construction predominantly rendered but part faced in reconstituted stone facing brick. It has a pitched roof clad in interlocking concrete tiles. Rainwater goods are of cast iron specification.

The windows and doors comprise replacement upvc framed double glazed units.

Internally, the unit appears in sound condition and would appear to have recently benefitted from redecoration throughout.

There is a separate gated access from Silverbuthall Road to a concrete surfaced yard to the east of the building which is enclosed by high level walling.

General Information

Silverbuthall is situated to the north west of the Hawick.

It has a long history, formerly an estate with a large mansion house constructed for Thomas Laidlaw, owner of William Laidlaw and Sons (Tweed Manufacturers) after he acquired the estate in 1861. The gate house and piers on Havelock Street remain to the main drive which is now Churchill Road.

The Estate House is understood to have been of Scots Baronial style, designed by John Thomas Rochead who is reputed to have designed many of the local landmark buildings within Hawick including Mansfield House hotel and the Corn Exchange (Heritage Hub). The property was used to house Belgian refugees during World War One.

Hawick Town Council acquired the estate in 1945 in order to alleviate the towns post war housing requirements. The current housing estate at Silverbuthall and Howdenbank are understood to have been developed in the 1960s.

Hawick is located in the Teviot valley at the River Teviot’s confluence with Slitrig Water. The town has the largest population of any settlement in the Scottish Borders with a population of 13,810 according to the 2019 Mid-year Population Estimate compiled by National Records of Scotland, a decline of 7.5% in comparison with the population recorded at the 2001 Census. The town serves a relatively large rural hinterland.


The accommodation comprises:

Front shop, back shop/ storage with kitchen area complete with base unit incorporating stainless steel sink unit, WC with low flush unit and separate lobby with wash hand basin; side door to east to the yard.



The building has been measured in accordance with the RICS Code of measuring Practice to the following areas:

Gross Internal Area: 40.85 sq m (440 sq ft)

Net Internal Area: 33.33 sq m (359 sq ft)

In Terms of Zone A: 26.14 sq m (281 sq ft) 

E & 0 Measurements taken with a laser measure


Established Use is presumed to be Class 1 (Retail) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997, but the premises would also appear well suited to Class 2 (Professional Services).

In a position such as this, the premises may suit use as a convenience store, hair salon, beauticians, treatment/ therapy suite, or offices.

The premises may also offer scope to conversion to a bungalow, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

Rateable Value

£1,950 effective from 01-April-2017. £1,950 effective from 01-April-2017. Rates Poundage 2021/22: £0.49

The Small Business Rates Relief Scheme (SBRR) currently provides 100% rates relief units with a combined rateable value of £15,000 or less based on the total of all the occupier’s business premises within Scotland, subject to application and eligibility. This relief scheme is reviewed annually, but the threshold is correct for the current financial year.


Mains, electricity and Water

Value Added Tax

Any prices are exclusive of VAT. The subjects are not understood to be elected to VAT


By appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson Chartered Surveyors

76 Overhaugh Street



Tel. 01896 751300

Fax. 01896 758883




Absolute Ownership


Offers should include:

The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; source of funds; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.

Offers should be addressed to:

Chief Legal Officer

Scottish Borders Council

Council Headquarters

Newtown St Boswells



A copy of the offer should also be faxed to 01896 758883.

A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

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Quick Summary

Price £25,000
Town/City Hawick
Status New
Size (Acres)
Bathroom 1