First Floor, Kings Parade, High Street, Ashford, Kent, TN24 8TA
To Rent - £5,200 Per Annum
The property is located within Kings Parade, a centrally located Grade II listed building in the heart of Ashford Town Centre.
Ashford, one of Kent's designated growth centres, currently has a population of approximately 75,000 inhabitants and is set to grow substantially in the next 20 years. The town is centrally located within the county, benefitting from a fine communications network via the A20/M20 and five mainline railways. Ashford International Passenger station gives direct access to northern continental Europe via Eurostar and London is some 38 minutes distant via HS-1.
This former market building, built sometime around the mid 19th century, is Grade II listed and comprises of 5 shops with modern shop frontages. Unit 2a has accommodation over ground and first floors and the ground floor is currently occupied by a gentlemen's barber shop. The first floor studio space is situated above Kings Barbers, and is accessed via a staircase within the shop itself. It comprises of just under 725 sq. ft. of accommodation in total, with just under 520 sq. ft. of space in an 'L-shaped' layout. There is a further room/storage area of 205 sq ft, currently being used as a staff room. The retail area benefits from plenty of natural light augmented from the large sash windows either side of the building, which is almost floor to ceiling in height, measuring 15"6 in height.
The first floor has not been used for some time and therefore is in need of refurbishment. It was last used as kebab shop kitchen and preparation area when the kebab shop occupied the whole premises prior to Kings Barbers occupation.
As the access to the first floor is within the barber shop, any new prospective tenant's business' cannot clash with the barbers, therefore, a complimentary business to a gentlemen's barbers is essential. Further to this, the hours of trading will need to match the existing trading hours of the barbers. They are currently Monday - Friday, 9am - 6pm, Thursdays 9am - 7pm, Saturday 8:30am - 6pm and Sunday 9:30am - 4pm.
At A Glance
- First Floor Studio Area of 724 sq.ft. in total
- Town Centre Location
- Shared access with ground floor
- Immediate Availability