Mainwarings Angling Centre, 44 Vivian Road, Swansea, West Glamorgan

£390,000 Offers in the region of


A long standing family run business, established in 1931, comprising one of Wales’ largest angling centre.

The subject premises comprises a large sales showroom, which is fully fitted and equipped to accommodate a wide range of fishing stock including sea fishing, carp and pike fishing, game fishing, coarse fishing as well as a variety of all weather clothing and footwear. We also advise that the business is the only dealer in Swansea to sell exclusive Shimano equipment and clothing.

The main sales showroom also comprising a large double fronted sales display window, which is secured by a set of electric operated roller shutters. Additional CCTV and security tagging system has also been installed.

The main retail area is also supported by ancillary office and storage accommodation, arranged over the upper floors, which can be accessed internally off the main sales showroom.

We further advise that the subject premises also accommodates an adjoining workshop to the rear, together with designated parking over the side elevation, providing parking for approximately 10-12 spaces.

We therefore advise that the subject is ideally located for its existing use, which also has the potential to be acquired for alternative uses (subject to the necessary statutory consents).

The property is located along Vivian Road within Sketty, which is a sought after urban district located approximately 1.5 miles west from the main shopping streets of Swansea City Centre.

The property can be accessed directly off the main pedestrian walkway to the front or alternatively over the side elevation (directly off Coed-Saeson Crescent), via the designated customer car park and loading area. An additional means of vehicular access into the rear workshop can be found off the rear lane, via Frogmore Avenue, over a roller shutter loading door to the side elevation.

This is an established popular residential and commercial location.

The property provides the following approximate dimensions and areas:

Ground Floor

Sales Showroom: 153.01 sq.m (1,646.99 sq. ft.)
Shop Depth (max): 16.78m (55’0″)
Gross Frontage: 12.09m (39’8″)

Workshop: 109.68 sq.m (1,180.59 sq. ft.)
accessed to the rear of the main sales showroom and subdivided in part to accommodate additional w.c. facilities

Eaves (min): 3.08m (10’1″)
Apex: 5.56m (18’3″)

Loading Area: 28.26 sq.m (304.19 sq. ft.)
accessed to the side elevation off the designated customer parking area.

First Floor

Offices: 42.75 sq.m (460.16 sq. ft.)
accessed internally off the main sales showroom and comprising a total of 4 no. cellular rooms.

Staff W.C. Facilities

Mezzanine (Workshop): 17.33 sq.m (186.64 sq. ft.)
accessed off the main workshop over 15% of its area.

Second Floor

Storage: 30.81 sq.m (331.71 sq. ft.)
accessed off the first floor office area, with restricted headroom.

As stated on the VOA website the Rateable Value for the subject premises is as follows:

Rateable Value (2017): £14,250

From April 2019 the Welsh Government will set the multiplier according to the Consumer Price Index (CPI) and for the financial year 2019-20 the multiplier will be 0.526.

We advise that all enquiries should be made with the Local Authority Rates Department to verify this information. For further information visit

All figures quoted are exclusive of VAT. Our client reserves the right to levy VAT on this transaction (where applicable).

The subject premises is available Freehold with vacant possession.

Please be advised that the asking price based on the proposed sale as a Going Concern is exclusive of stock, which will be agreed prior to completion (subject to contract).

Trading accounts are confidentially available to bona fide enquiries, subject to the Client’s prior approval.

By appointment with Sole Agents:

Astleys Chartered Surveyors
Tel: 01792 479 850