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Primrose Mill, Ratcliffe Street, Darwen, BB3 2BZ

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Rental: On Application


The property is situated on Ratcliffe Street at the junction with Primrose Street in a predominantly residential area to the south east of Darwen town centre. Ratcliffe Street connects with Sudell Road, providing access to the A666 Bolton Road, the main route linking Darwen with the M65 Motorway, approximately 2 miles to the north. The site is bounded by Ratcliffe Street, Primrose Street and Lily Street, with a railway line to the rear.


The property comprises industrial premises dating back to 1905, which has undergone comprehensive refurbishment, including the provision of replacement roofs and portal frame extensions in 1998 and subsequent upgrading throughout the factory. The building extends to approximately 4,488 sq m (48,313 sq ft) on a site of 1.61 acres with the building occupying approximately 65% site cover. The property is of brick & stone construction with a two storey office section at the front having a twin pitched roof, the front section has tile with the rear section having a slate covering. The original northlight roof to the factory has been replaced with a modern insulated steel profile covering supported on a portal frame. The eaves height in the main factory is between 3.25 – 4.2 m, rising to 6 m in the warehouse. Floors are solid concrete to the factory & warehouse with suspended timber floors to the offices and the windows to the front elevation are PVCU double glazed units. There are gas fired warm air blowers throughout the factory accommodation and a gas fired central heating system serving the offices and ancillary accommodation. Lighting has been upgraded throughout the property with LED units. Externally, there is a tarmacadam surfaced parking area for over 30 vehicles and a concrete surfaced service yard adjoining the canopied loading bay.


The property has been measured on a gross internal floor area basis as follows:


 TitleSquare Feet
Ground FloorReception, Canteen, Stoarge & Ancillary7,625 
 Main Factory28,240 
First FloorOffices6,619
TOTAL 48,313


All mains services are connected. There is an electricity sub-station in the north east corner of the site and we are advised there is a three phase 150 kVA electricity supply.


The property has a rateable value of £86,000 with rates payable expected to be in the region of £43,000.

Lease Terms

The property is available by way of a new lease for a minimum period of 5 years on Full Repairing & Insuring Terms. The ingoing tenant will be responsible for the usual costs of occupation.


VAT is applicable to figures quoted in these particulars


An EPC is available on request


On Application

Legal Costs

Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs


Most industrial uses will be permitted. Further details on request


Strictly through sole agents Taylor Weaver Limited Contact: Neil Weaver 01254 699030 ([email protected])