General Purpose Units

Charlesfield, St Boswells, Melrose. TD6 0HH

Rental on Application per year

New-Build General Purpose Units with enclosed yard areas occupying a level site at Charlesfield Industrial Estate, which benefits from an accessible position in the central Scottish Borders.

Charlesfield was originally developed as a munitions depot during the second world war. Within recent years it has been redeveloped and extended to provide a thriving strategic industrial estate.

The Estate is in a readily accessible location benefiting from good access to the main border towns, Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tyne via the A68 trunk road.

These units are being developed to the west of the estate. Nearby occupiers include J Borthwick Trucks (HGV repairs, paintshop and testing bay), A B Wright Engineering and McCormick Agent, Paul Ford, D J Services, Astral Hygiene, Allied Truck and Trailer components and Bell Storage.

General Purpose Unit(s) within this eight bay new build development which is due to be completed Spring 2019.

The development is available as a whole, two bays, three bays or four bays.

The building is of clear span steel portal framed construction under a pitched roof finished in insulated composite box profile sheeting supported on galvanized z purlins incorporating roof lights to approximately 10% of the surface area of the roof. The external elevations are finished in blockwork walls to a height of approximately 2.60 m with insulated composite box profile sheeting supported on galvanized z purlins above this height.

The specification for each unit will include:

•Three phase power
•Eaves height c. 4.70 m
•Ridge height c. 6.75 m
•Sodium Lights
•Solid concrete floors
•Electric vehicular access sectional door
•Personnel door to the front elevation
•Enclosed yard to the front bounded by timber palisade security fence
•Further yard area to the rear
•WC with low flush unit and wash hand basin
•Additional yard areas available by separate negotiation

Rainwater goods comprise a metal box guttering system with pvc downpipes.

Available as a whole or as separate units (two, three or four bays long). The building is eight bays long. Indicative areas below:

As a Whole: 654.58 sq m (7,043 sq ft)
4 bay unit: 326.74 sq m (3,515,71 sq ft)
3 bay unit: 241.02 sq m (2,593 sq ft)
2 bay unit: 154.75 sq m (1,665 sq ft)

Charlesfield is zoned within the Scottish Borders Local Development Plan 2016 for retention of Business and Industrial use. This supports a range of uses as defined within the Definition of the Town and Country (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 including:

•Class 4 (Business/Light Industrial use)
•Class 5 (General Industrial)
•Class 6 (Storage and Distribution)

We would also anticipate that there may also be scope for a range of trade counter and sui generis (site specific) uses in keeping with the existing uses at the estate which may include uses such as car/ tractor dealerships; vehicle repair workshop, veterinary surgery; dentist.

Rateable Value
Small Business Rates Relief Scheme (SBRR) currently provides up to 100% Rates Relief* for units with a Rateable Value of £15,000 or less based on a combined total of all the occupiers business premises with Scotland (subject to application and eligibility). *Correct for financial year 2018/2019.

These are new units so the Ratable Value will be assessed on completion. As a guide the existing units which were built last year are assessed to a Rateable Value of £36/ sq m plus an allowance for the yard areas.

For a two bay unit (Unit 17) this equated to a Rateable Value of £6,200

For a three bay unit (Units 16 and 18) this equated to a Rateable Value of £9,700

Rental Offers
Rent Information available upon registering your details with the letting agent

Lease Terms
Lease terms by negotiation.

Legal Costs
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction with the ingoing tenant being responsible for stamp duty, land tax, registration dues and VAT incurred thereon.

Value Added Tax
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. VAT will be payable on the rent at the prevailing rate.

Viewing and Further Information
Strictly by appointment through the joint letting agents:

Edwin Thompson LLP
76 Overhaugh Street
Tel: 01896 751300
Fax: 01896 758883

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