Richard Lucas

Property Consultants

136 High Street, Newcastle-under-Lyme (now let)


Newcastle-under-Lyme has a population of 74,000 with some 366,340 living within 10km of the centre (Focus). It is a busy market town, located to the west of Stoke-on-Trent. It enjoys excellent communications, being located on the A34 with easy access to the A500 and junction 15 of the M6, which is 3 miles to the south.

The property is situated adjacent to the Black Friar pub at the southern end of the High Street, near to Cash Converters and Barclay's Bank. It overlooks the Grosvenor Roundabout and has good visibility. In addition to the various retail outlets, there are a number of bars and restaurants located close by in this part of the High Street. The well-established Blakey's café bar and live music venue is situated to the rear of the property in Paradise Street. Also accessed off Paradise Street is a major multi-storey car park, which serves the town centre and an 8 screen Vue Cinema located close by. There is a pedestrian subway to the front of the property linking the town centre with a Morrison's supermarket and town centre surface car park.


The property offers versatile space. Originally estate agents' offices and latterly a ladies gym before becoming vacant, it is painted and carpeted throughout. There is a suspended ceiling in the main sales area at ground floor. The property is arranged on ground (with cellar) and first floors and has the following approximate dimensions and areas:

Built Frontage 9.43m 30ft 11ins

Built Depth: 21.5m 70ft 6ins

Internal Width (front): 8.41m 27ft 7insGround Floor

Sales Area: 114.64 sq m 1,234 sq ft

Office: 5.25 sq m 56.5 sq ft

Kitchen: 5.48 sq m 59 sq ft

Ancillary Area: 7.52 sq m 81 sq ft

WC x2

(there is a cellar accessed from ground floor)

First Floor

Front Office: 38 sq m 409 sq ft

Office 2: 17.28 sq m 186 sq ft

Office/Staffroom: 16.46 sq m 177 sq ft

Store/Backroom: 8.28 sq m 89 sq ft

WC off stairs

The property benefits from car parking to the rear of the premises in the car park adjacent to 'Blakey's Café Bar' (off Paradise Street).


A new full repairing and insuring lease, with 5 yearly upward-only rent reviews, for a term of years to be agreed. Please note that flexible terms may be available.


On application.

Business Rates

Rateable Value: £26,250

UBR 2012/13: £0.458

Rates payable 2012/13: £12,022.50

Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the local rating authority on 01782 715500.


The property is suitable for a variety of uses, subject to planning.

Interested parties are advised to make their own planning enquiries with the local authority 01782 742408.


See graph on particulars.


Strictly by arrangement via: Richard Lucas Property Consultants Ltd

0161 241 7998  

Subject to Contract

Please note: the surveyor instructed on this letting, Richard Lucas, is related to one of the joint-owners (lessors) of this property.