Lot 8 23-25 High Street, Yeovil, BA20 1RU

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Property Summary
  • By order of the Administrators
  • Substantial Grade II Listed freehold town centre building of approximately 4,054 sq m (43,645 sq ft)
  • Potential for alternative use, subject to consents
  • Full vacant possession



Yeovil is an established market town located in the district of South Somerset. It is approximately 28 miles east of Taunton, 40 miles south of Bristol and 130 miles south west of Central London. Yeovil Junction provides direct trains to London Waterloo in approximately 2 hours 20 minutes, Weymouth in 49 minutes and Exeter in 54 minutes. The A37 provides direct links to Bristol and onwards to the M4 and M5 motorways. The properties are located on the High Street and within a short walk of the Quadam Shopping Centre and Yeovil’s various licenced and leisure amenities. Nearby occupiers include M&S, H&M, Primark, River Island, JD Sports, Boots, WHSmith, Café Nero and Superdrug. 


A prominent corner building of traditional construction under a mansard roof comprising a town centre former department store with large frontage onto the High Street and rear frontage onto Hendford. The property is arranged over lower ground, ground and three upper floors and benefits from a loading area to the rear via South Street along with parking. Previously, retail sales extended across the lower ground, ground, first and second floors with ancillary storage and staff accommodation including offices at third floor. We understand that 23–25 High Street is Grade II Listed and the property is situated within the Yeovil Town Centre Conservation Area. 


The property offers an opportunity to either redevelop or convert the existing buildings into a range of alternative uses such as reconfigured retail, offices, residential, co-living, hotel, licenced and leisure, subject to the usual planning consents and in accordance with listing and conservation area legislation where applicable. Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries of the local planning authority.

South Somerset District Council, 01935 462462 - Weblink

Please refer to Legal Documents
Property Table


TOTAL 4,054.8 sq m (43,645 sq ft)
Third floorOffices / ancillary520.3 sq m (5,600 sq ft)
Second floorRetail / Restaurant1,059.1 sq m (11,400 sq ft)
First floorRetail1,075.8 sq m (11,580 sq ft)
Ground floorRetail1,048.4 sq m (11,285 sq ft)
Lower ground floorRetail & Storage351.2 sq m (3,780 sq ft)

(1) The accommodation above comprises of the former Beales layout.
(2) We have been provided with these measurements by the seller, interested parties should rely on their own due diligence.

Joint Agent:

Jamie Lamond
Avison Young
+44 (0)20 7911 2123


Refer to legal pack

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