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Barclays Bank, 9 Highgate, Kendal, LA9 4DA

  • Auction
  • Lot 14
  • United Kingdom
  • Bank
  • Commercial

Guide Price £1,250,000

Bidder Security £19,000 *fully refundable if unsuccessful bidder
Auction Date 25 July
Bidding Opens 10:00 (GMT+1)
Bidding Closes 11:52 (GMT+1)

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Property Summary

  • Freehold Bank investment (undergone large refurbishment programme)
  • Let to Barclays Bank who have been in occupation since 1969
  • Attractive town centre location
  • Currently producing £87,400 per annum 
  • NO VAT applicable
  • Reflecting a gross yield of 9.2% gross yield

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Mat Harris
Property Agent, here to help.



Property description

An attractive six storey period building of traditional construction built in 1873. It totals about 889.10 sq m (9,571 sq ft) and underwent a major refurbishment. Barclays Bank have been in occupation since 1969 and currently use the ground floor as the main banking hall with the upper floors as ancillary offices. There are 6 car parking spaces to the rear. 


Kendal is a market town and civil parish in the South Lakeland District of Cumbria. Historically in Westmorland, it lies 8 miles south east of Windermere, 19 miles north of Lancaster, 23 miles north east of Barrow-in-Furness and 38 miles north west of Skipton, in the dale of the River Kent, from which comes its name. Kendal is the main gateway town to the Lake District, with excellent road access with the A65 joining the M6, and nearby A501 to Windermere. The property is located on the east side of Highgate between its junction with Finkle Street and Lowther Street. Nearby occupiers include Boots, Savers, Greggs and Bank of Scotland.


South Lakeland District Council (01539 733333)



Additional Details




Rent PA


Lower Ground

Upper Ground




99.00 sq m (1,066 sq ft)

41.15 sq m (443 sq ft)

56.30 sq m (606 sq ft)

359.05 sq m (3,865 sq ft)

217.85 sq m (2,345 sq ft)

115.75 sq m (1,246 sq ft)

Let to Barclays Bank PLC for 20 years from 06/03/2007 with 5 years yearly rent reviews



889.10 sq m (9,571 sq ft)



Measurements provided by the vendor. For the year ending 31 December 2018 Barclays Bank PLC reported a turnover of £13,600,000,000, a pre-tax profit of £1,286,000,000 million and a total net worth of £46,382,000,000 million (source Companies House).


VAT Not Applicable.

Energy Performance Indicator

Energy Rating C Band 58

BER Details

Rating C Band 58

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