About this property

Key Features

Currently producing £56,690 per annum with potential for growth (1) and (2)
One retail unit and six residential flats
Freehold retail/residential investment opportunity


The property comprises a substantial building over three main storeys, in the heart of the thriving Cambridgeshire town of Soham. The accommodation comprises a ground floor retail unit with six self-contained flats, over ground, first and second floors. There are 4 x one bedroom flats and 1 x three bedroom flats arranged over the upper floors, with a further 1 x one bedroom flat on the ground floor to the rear of 2 Churchgate Street. The flats are all accessed through a gate to the side of the property, which leads to the various entrances at the rear, along with the large rear garden. Buyers should be aware that planning permission was previously approved on the rear garden (together with the adjacent property 5a White Hart Lane, which is under separate ownership). The planning permission dated 13/06/2019 (Application Ref: 19/00036/FUL) was for "Demolition of existing bungalow and creation of 7 properties made up of 4 x 3 bed town houses, 2 x 3 bed flats and garage conversion to form 1 x 3 bed dormer bungalow". The planning permission expired on 13/06/2021. See www.eastcambs.gov.uk for further details.


Freehold subject to tenancies/lease


Soham is located just off the A142 between Ely and Newmarket. Road links are good with the A142 providing access to Ely to the north and to junction 37 of the A14, 5 miles to the south at Newmarket which interlinks well into the larger surrounding towns of Cambridge and Bury St Edmunds. The new Soham train station was constructed and opened in December 2021, enhancing travel connections to Soham. The station is on the Ipswich to Ely line, thereby offering services to Ely, Peterborough, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich amongst others. The property is situated on the east side of Churchgate Street, at the junction with White Hart Lane in a mixed use area adjacent to Domino's and opposite St Andrew's Church

Lot Type


Legal Packs

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Unit Accommodation Tenancy Rent per Annum
Total £56,690
Ground Floor
Retail 134.43 sq m (1,447 sq ft)
Storage 17.74 sq m (191sq ft)
Individual t/a Poppies
15 years from 27/11/2009 (2)
r/o No.2 1 Bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom Individual AST £8,100
2a 3 Bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom Individual AST £9,600
4a 1 Bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom Individual AST £6,240
4b 1 Bedroom, reception/kitchen, shower room Individual AST £5,200
4c 1 Bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom Individual AST £7,150
4d 1 Bedroom, reception, kitchen, bathroom Individual AST £8,400

(1) Some rents received on individual units are higher than stated. Please refer to the rent schedule in the legal pack. (2) A rent review notice has been served in respect of outstanding rent reviews dating from 27.11.11, 27.11.14 and 27.11.19 at a rent of £26,000 per annum. A copy of the rent review notice can be found in the legal pack. The tenant has also expressed an interest in renewing their tenancy / extending their occupation.