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Regency House/Brazil House, 36-38 Whitworth Street & 46-50 Sackville Street, Manchester, M1 3NR

United Kingdom
Mixed Use

Invited Opening Bid £3,800,000

Bidding deposit £19,000 *fully refundable if unsuccessful bidder

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Auction Date 07 September
Closing Time 12:00:00 (GMT+1)

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Property Summary

  • Freehold retail/leisure investment
  • Prime city centre location
  • Close to Piccadilly Gardens, Piccadilly Train Station and Metrolink
  • Part let to Bannatyne's Fitness Ltd until 2028
  • Includes the ground rent from 33 flats (sold off on long leases)
  • Producing £306,130 per annum (7)
  • On the instructions of James Liddiment and Paul Greenhalgh of Kroll Advisory Ltd acting as Joint LPA Receivers
  • The successful bidder will be required to pay the Auctioneers' Administration Fee of £5,000 inclusive of VAT


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Simon Bailey
Simon Bailey
Property Agent, here to help.
Neale Sayle
Neale Sayle
Joint Agent, here to help.
Chloe Scott
Vendor's Solicitor

Contact Us

Simon Bailey
Simon Bailey
Property Agent, here to help.
Neale Sayle
Neale Sayle
Joint Agent, here to help.
Chloe Scott
Vendor's Solicitor



Property description

The property comprises two adjoining attractive Grade II listed period buildings, which have been extensively refurbished as five ground floor and lower ground floor retail and leisure units and 33 apartments above. In addition there is car parking at mezzanine and first floor level.

The ground and lower ground floor commercial occupiers include a national gym operator - Bannatyne Health Club, a well established Japanese Restaurant - Samsi, the popular Richmond Tea Rooms and the Tribeca Nightclub. 36 Whitworth Street is currently under offer to a coffee operator and this letting is expected to complete prior to the auction.

The upper floors are arranged as 33 apartments that have been sold off on long leases and it should be noted that the sub basement floor of Bannatyne's Health Club (swimming pool) is held by Bannatyne's on a 99 year lease (refer to legal pack).



Manchester is one of the UK's fastest growing cities and lies within easy reach of the M60, M602, M56 and M6 motorways. The city is well served by public transport with a number of railway stations including Manchester Piccadilly, Manchester Victoria and Manchester Oxford Road as well as Metrolink. Furthermore, Manchester International Airport lies about 9 miles south of the city centre.

The property is uniquely placed on the south side of Whitworth Street at its junction with Sackville Street in the heart of Manchester's ever evolving and dynamic city centre. It sits in 'The Village', a hugely vibrant area of the city and is surrounded by a wide variety of historic buildings and numerous bars and restaurants. Directly opposite is Sackville Gardens, a beautiful park bordered by Manchester College's Shena Simon Campus and home to the iconic Alan Turing Memorial statue.

The property is well placed for easy access to Piccadilly and Oxford Road railway stations as well as Piccadilly Gardens Metrolink. Also nearby are the shopping and leisure amenities of Market Street and The Arndale Shopping Centre. This area of the City is seeing a increase in development of offices, commercial outlets and luxury apartments including the likes of 40 Chorlton Street - a 41 bed apart hotel and 55 Portland Street - a 17 storey, 328 bed new build hotel. Also, the recently completed Manchester New Square development is within close proximity on the corner of Whitworth Street and Princess Street comprising three blocks of 15, 14 and 12 storeys, delivering 351 apartments.


Please refer to the tenancy schedule below. Full copies of the lease agreements can found within the legal pack.


Manchester City Council (0161 234 4516) www.manchester.gov.uk



Additional Detail







Rent (£pa)

38 Whitworth Street (adjacent)


Lower ground


224.63 sq m (2,418 sq ft)

129.32 sq m (1,392 sq ft)

353.86 sq m (3,809 sq ft)


Rudra Trading Ltd t/a Samsi Restaurant

Let for a term from 24/10/2013 to 03/06/2025

£55,000 (1)

38 Whitworth Street


Lower ground


123.46 sq m (1,329 sq ft)

412.01 sq m (4,435 sq ft)

535.38 sq m (5,764 sq ft)

Gym/health club

Bannatyne Fitness Ltd t/a Bannatyne Health Club

Let for a term of 25 years from 01/05/1998 (2)


36 Whitworth Street


117.33 sq m (1,263 sq ft)

Hair Salon

Patrick Marrow Ltd

New 5 year lease (refer to legal pack) (3)


50 Sackville Street


Lower ground



224.82 sq m (2,420 sq ft)

170.09 sq m (1,831 sq ft)

32.98 sq m (355 sq ft)

426.04 sq m (4,586 sq ft)


Lee Montgomery t/a Tribeca

Let for a term of 10 years from 01/03/2018 (4)

£65,000 (5)

46 Sackville Street


Lower ground


149.66 sq m (1,611 sq ft)

155.61 sq m (1,675 sq ft)

305.27 sq m (3,286 sq ft)

Tea rooms/restaurant

Tea On Ltd t/a Richmond Tea Rooms

Let for a term of 15 years from 08/11/2018 (6)


Regency/Brazil House

Upper floors

33 units



Refer to legal pack




1,737.79 sq m (18,706 sq ft)




£306,130 (7)

(1) Five yearly rent reviews

(2) Heads of Terms agreed for a Reversionary lease for a term of 5 years commencing in May 2023. Solicitors are currently negotiating the documentation, details of which are included in the legal pack. The tenant is currently undertaking certain CAPEX works, details of which are included in the legal pack. The sub-basement floor (comprising the swimming pool) is held by the tenant on a 99 year lease from May 1998. The tenant operates from 68 branches throughout the UK.

(3) The Vendor will top up the 6 months rent free period on completion.

(4) (5) Rent review on 01/03/2023. The tenant is in the process of assigning its' lease, subject to landlord's consent. The incoming tenant intends to take a reversionary lease for a term of c.25 years from the landlord. Terms have been agreed for the assigment to progress, with certain obligations being met by the incoming tenant as regards CAPEX improvements.

(6) Rent review on 08/11/2020 and every five years. The lease states a fixed rental uplift to £48,000pa from 08/11/2020

(7) The total rent receiveable subject to the commencement of the Patrick Marrow Ltd lease.


VAT is applicable to this sale, please refer to the legal documents for further details.

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