Lot 21 4A Commercial Way, Woking, Surrey, GU21 6ET

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Property Summary
  • Prominent freehold bank investment
  • Entirely let to HSBC Bank Plc until 2020
  • Tenant in occupation for approximately 40 years
  • Potential residential conversion of the first and second floors (subject to consents)
  • Pedestrianised town centre position
  • Close to rail station
  • Current rent £42,750 per annum
  • In the same family ownership for over 40 years



Woking is an affluent Surrey town situated in the London commuter belt midway between Weybridge and Guidford with a residential population of 85,000. The town benefits from a frequent rail service to London Waterloo (from 24 minutes) and has established itself as one of Surreys major commercial and retail centres which benefits from its proximity to the A3, M3 and M25. Woking is benefitting from significant town centre investment and regeneration, including the Victoria Square development.


The property is situated within the busy and pedestrianised town centre on the south side of Commercial Way, close to the entrance to Wolsey Way Shopping Centre and a short walk from the rail station. Nearby occupiers include Lloyds Bank, Boots the Chemist, Bills, Carluccios, WH Smith, Robert Dyas and Halifax.


The property comprises a prominent three storey town centre building arranged as a ground floor banking hall with offices on the first and second floors that all interconnect with the adjoining building (No.6). The property is currently accessed via the adjoining building that is also occupied by HSBC and held on a coterminous lease.

There is an accessway from Commercial Way on the right hand side of the banking hall (ATMs) and beneath the first and second floors leading to a rear yard.


HSBC Bank Plc (formerly Midland Bank Plc) took occupation of the entire property on and around 1980. They were subsequently granted landlords consent to remove part of the ground floor banking hall to provide an accessway to the rear yard for the property. There was previously a formal right of way to the rear yard from 6 Commercial Way. The landlord and tenant agreed that for the calculation of the banking hall including for the purposes of any rent review the accessway area would be treated as office space (A2). For further information please see legal pack.

There is potential to convert the first and second floor offices to residential (two x 2 bedroom flats), subject to possession and any planning consents. Indicative plans are available in the legal documentation for identification only.

For further information visit Woking Borough Council (01483 755 855) www.woking.gov.uk

VAT Not Applicable.
Property Table
Unit Floor Sq M Sq Ft Tenant Lease terms Rent (£p.a.)
4A Commercial Way Ground 31.05 335 HSBC Bank Plc (1) 10 years from 25/03/2010 £42,750
  First 55.74 600      
  Second 60.39 650      
(1) For the year ending 31st December 2017, HSBC Bank Plc reported a pre-tax profit of £2.37 billion and shareholders funds of £44.049 billion (Source: Company Accounts 2017).  HSBC is one of the worlds largest banks and financial services organisations.  Further information can be found at www.hsbc.com. 

Please refer to legal documentation

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