Banking Facility (suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning)
18-21 High Street, Southampton is located in Southampton city centre, 19 miles north west of Portsmouth and 25 miles east of Bournemouth. Southampton benefits from good transport links throughout the UK by road, rail, air and sea. The University of Southampton, Solent University and campuses accommodate large numbers of students (c.31,000) in addition to office and residential population. Southampton is the largest city in Hampshire with an estimated population of approximately 253,650 people (ONS 2013). The subject property is situated in a good secondary position close to the prime retailing area of Above Bar Street and the proposed redevelopment of the former Bargate Shopping Centre. Close by occupiers include Coral, Lidl, Argos and Wetherspoons.
The property comprises a high street bank which has been occupied under the use as a bank since the 19th Century. The front of the building leads directly on to the High Street which is made up of offices and meeting rooms over three storeys. The main banking hall is situated behind under a 2-storey high ceiling with Georgian glass roof lights. Within the banking hall lies many architectural features such as columns and pillars from what we assume was the original build.
To the rear of the property is additional office space and staff facilities. In addition, at the rear there is a warehouse, formerly used for the transition of cash from the banks vault. The basement area is split into several secure rooms with one of the rooms housing the main vault. The plant room is located within the basement.
There is an enclosed car park to the back of the property, which is accessed, from Eastgate Street.
The property is within a purpose built parade of shops, about 1 mile to the east of the A1, the development fronting the A645.
GROUND FLOOR Sales Shop - 5.77m x 11.21m overall (single fronted sales display window with shutters; understairs store off with meters. Part tiled floor, plastered and decorated walls and ceiling. Staircase off to First Floor. Lavatory: low flush WC, wash basin with electric water heater. Rear Stockroom - 4.80m x 3.54m (concrete floor, block wall finish, beneath flat felt and timber roof; rear loading access). Store - 2.26m x 1.54m (former recess for refrigeration room).. FIRST FLOOR Stockroom - 5.85m x 6.23m overall (vinyl tiled floor, plastered and decorated walls). Front Office/Store - 5.81m x 2.11m (raised timber floor, windows to front elevation).
The above terms are subject to formal contract.