General Purpose Industrial Unit / Storage & Distribution Depot

General Purpose Industrial Unit, Melrose Road, Galashiels, Selkirkshire, Scottish Borders, TD1 2UH

A clear span seven bay General Purpose Industrial Building of conventional steel frame construction clad in insulated composite box profile panels, built in the 1990s.

The ground to the west of the building has been landscaped providing an area of planting and separate tarmacadam surfaced staff and visitor car parks. To the south there is a tarmacadam surfaced yard and to the east there is a yard/expansion ground. The western side and part of the northern end of the building have been sub-divided to provide ancillary accommodation on two levels.

General Information

Easter Langlee Industrial Estate is situated at the Eastern Gateway to the town. It is one of the principal estates serving Galashiels, the main administrative and commercial centre serving the Borders, effectively serving a population in excess of 115,000.

Galashiels benefits from good road links to the other towns in the central Borders, Edinburgh and Newcastle. Edinburgh is approximately 35 miles to the north via the A7 arterial route. The town also benefits from a significant student population with campuses of Heriot Watt University and Borders College situated within close proximity to the units.

In recent years Galashiels has been subject to considerable investment. Developments have included significant transport infrastructure works including the Galashiels Inner Relief Road and the Borders Railway link which has re-established passenger services between Edinburgh Waverley and the Central Borders. The journey time from Galashiels to Edinburgh City Centre is approximately fifty five minutes, with departures every thirty minutes. On weekdays, the first train departs from Edinburgh at 05.45, last at 23.55.


The accommodation comprises:

Ground floor:  Main personnel entrance at the west to inner lobby with stairs to first floor level, meeting room, first aid room, store room, staffroom, ladies WC gents WC disabled WC, wash room and plant room.

First floor: Landing, general office, four further offices and mezzanine storage area.

To the southern elevation is fitted with two full height electric roller shutter doors providing vehicular access to the production/storage area. There is expansion ground to the east which may be available by separate negotiation.


The property has been measured to the following approximate Gross Internal Areas:

Ground Floor: 1,890 sq m (20,336 sq ft)

First floor: 86.28 sq m (2,004 sq ft)

Total 1,976.28 sq m (22,340 sq ft)

E & oe please note that these measurements have been taken using a laser measure.

The site has been measured from an OS based mapping system to a total area of c. 0.596 ha (1.47 acre) or thereby. The expansion ground to the east may be available by separate negotiation.


All mains Services connected/ Powrmatic space heaters to main unit. Gas fired central heating to ancillary accommodation.


Planning policy for the area is defined within the Scottish Borders Local Development Plan 2016.

This site is zoned for retention of Business and Industrial Uses, which supports  a range of uses within the Town and Country (Used Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997 (as amended) including:

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

There may also be potential for a range of trade counter or Sui Generous (site specific) uses in keeping with existing uses on the estate.  This category (Sui Generous) includes  uses such as haulage yard, bus depot, veterinary surgery, vehicle sales, vehicle repairs, taxi or vehicle hire depot, or similar subject to Planning.

Rateable Value

£68,900 effective from 01-Apr-2017.

Rates Poundage (RVs £51,001 – £95,000) 2021/22: £0.503

Satellite Navigation

For those with Satellite Navigation the Post Code is TD1 2UH

Lease Terms

Available on flexible terms by way of a new Full Repairing and Insuring lease. 


On application.

In the normal manner, the in-going tenant will be liable for any Land and Buildings Transaction Tax, Registration Dues and VAT thereon. 


On conclusion of legal missives.

Value Added Tax

Any prices are exclusive of VAT. Any intending purchasers must satisfy themselves independently as to the instances of VAT in respect of any transaction.

Legal Costs

Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with this transaction.


By appointment with the sole agents:

Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors

76 Overhaugh Street



Tel. 01896 751300

Fax. 01896 758883


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