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The Hub, Commercial Road, Darwen, BB3 0FL

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Price: From £74,750

Rental: From £6,000 per annum


The Hub is situated next to Junction 4 of the M65 motorway in an established business location. Occupiers in the vicinity include Shirleys Waste Paper Recycling, Lancashire Laminators, the DVLA and the Blackburn with Darwen Motorway Service area.


The Hub comprises four blocks of high quality small workshops. A series of sizes are available from 650 to 1,564 sq.ft Block A & B have all been sold/let with Blocks C & D now released The units will provide feature brick and insulated steel clad walls under an insulated mono pitch roof with solid concrete floor and a minimum eaves height of 4.38m rising to 6.5m They will be fully DDI compliant, incorporating disabled toilet, kitchen facility, emergency lighting and a fire alarm. Each unit will also have either a roller shutter or glazed entrance with personnel door. Additional features which are available at extra cost include: ~ security roller shutters on doors and windows ~ half mezzanine floor with staircase ~ up to 6 window positions on exterior of building Costs for each individual requirement are available on request.


There are a series of units available as follows :


Block Unit Size (sq.ft) Price Rent (pa)
Block A Unit 1 787 LET N/A
  Unit 2 787 Lease Only £7,000
  Unit 3 787 Lease Only £7,000
  Unit 4 787 LET N/A
Block B Unit 5 1,176 Sold N/A
  Unit 6 652 Sold N/A
  Unit 7 652 Sold N/A
  Unit 8 652 LET N/A
  Units 9 &10 1,329 LET N/A
Block C Units 11 & 12 1,564 Sold N/A
  Unit 13 768 Lease Only £7,000
  Unit 14 768 Lease Only £7,000
  Unit 15 768 LET N/A
  Unit 16 768 Lease Only £7,000
  Unit 17 768 Sold N/A
Block D Unit 18 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 19 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 20 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 21 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 22 650 Lease Only £6,000
  Unit 23 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 24 650 Sold N/A
  Unit 25 650 Sold N/A

Multiple units are available.  Fit out and mezzanine in addition by separate negotiation. Full details on request 


Each unit will have the benefit of three phase electric and mains water/sewerage. No gas.


Each unit will require assessment on occupation. It is anticipated that, with effect from 1st April 2017, that the majority of units will be below the threshold of £12,000 and therefore no rates will be payable. Full details on request.

Lease Terms

If parties are interested in leasing the units they will be available for a minimum period of 3 years on Full Repairing & Insuring terms


VAT will be charged at the prevailing rate


Understood to be long leasehold for 250 years at a ground rent of £250 per annum, reviewable every 5 years in line with RPI.

Service Charge

A service charge will be levied on occupiers on the estate to cover the costs of the landscaped areas, gritting, external lighting, etc. It is anticipated the cost will be approximately 0.50p sq.ft based on the footprint.


From £74,750


From £6,000 per annum

Legal Costs

Each party responsible for their own legal costs arising in relation to the transaction


B1 (c) (Light Industrial) uses will be permitted. We understand that under permitted change rules where the units are no more than 235 sq.m B8 (Storage & Distribution) will be allowed Interested parties are recommended to contact Blackburn with Darwen Council to discuss proposed uses in greater detail


Strictly through agents Taylor Weaver (Neil Weaver) 01254 699030