Cafe

Singleton Park, Swansea

Per Annum
£10,000
  • 780 sqft

Property details

On behalf of the City & County of Swansea Local Authority we offer to let a Grade II Listed building recently externally refurbished after fire damage. Total internal refurbishment and the re-connection of all services is required. There is an adjoining garden and a tarmac based hard standing area which would be suitable, subject to planning, for an outdoor seating area and possibly some disabled driver parking.

Attention is drawn to the need for CADW approval for any refurbishment works and/or extension and the need to consult with the Council’s building conservation team on all refurbishment proposals.

The Council’s Parks department has identified the need for a tea room and café to serve the adjoining Botanic Gardens and the refreshment kiosk that formerly adjoined Swiss cottage will not be replaced. Council figures indicate that the Botanic Gardens alone attracts in the region of 90,000 visitors per annum. The gardens currently operate the following hours: Sept. to Easter 10—3pm. Easter to July 10—6pm. August 10—8pm.

Should this former cottage be refurbished as a café the Parks department advises…”Senior Management are keen to take forward a proposal to extend the footprint of the Gardens and move the fence line to incorporate the land immediately below the site and continue down towards the Swiss Cottage where a gate would allow potential customers to the Café access to the Botanic Gardens using a scenic footpath through features such as wild flower plantings and informal beds/specimen trees etc. It is proposed to install signage and interpretation panels near the Swiss Cottage informing the public about the attractions within the Gardens”.

  • Description

    On behalf of the City & County of Swansea Local Authority we offer to let a Grade II Listed building recently externally refurbished after fire damage. Total internal refurbishment and the re-connection of all services is required. There is an adjoining garden and a tarmac based hard standing area which would be suitable, subject to planning, for an outdoor seating area and possibly some disabled driver parking.

    Attention is drawn to the need for CADW approval for any refurbishment works and/or extension and the need to consult with the Council’s building conservation team on all refurbishment proposals.

    The Council’s Parks department has identified the need for a tea room and café to serve the adjoining Botanic Gardens and the refreshment kiosk that formerly adjoined Swiss cottage will not be replaced. Council figures indicate that the Botanic Gardens alone attracts in the region of 90,000 visitors per annum. The gardens currently operate the following hours: Sept. to Easter 10—3pm. Easter to July 10—6pm. August 10—8pm.

    Should this former cottage be refurbished as a café the Parks department advises...”Senior Management are keen to take forward a proposal to extend the footprint of the Gardens and move the fence line to incorporate the land immediately below the site and continue down towards the Swiss Cottage where a gate would allow potential customers to the Café access to the Botanic Gardens using a scenic footpath through features such as wild flower plantings and informal beds/specimen trees etc. It is proposed to install signage and interpretation panels near the Swiss Cottage informing the public about the attractions within the Gardens”.

  • Location

    Situated within a Conservation Area within the Historic Park and Garden comprising Singleton Park, Sketty, adjoining the Botanic Gardens and the site of a former refreshment kiosk. Swansea University campus is approximately 0.5 Km distant, Sketty Cross approx 1/2 Km, Bishop Gore School approx. 400 m and Swansea City Centre approx 2.5 Km.

    The property is accessible to the public on foot only although service vehicles would be permitted.

  • Accommodation Comprises

    The accommodation was previously arranged over two floors, but currently comprises only some partitioning of the former ground floor layout as follows:

    GROUND FLOOR

    Gross Internal Area: 49.12 sq.m (528.79 sq. ft.)

    Entrance Hall
    with timber framed external door to side.

    Room 1: 3.92m x 4.67m

    Room 2: 2.78m x 1.69m

    Room 3: 3.96m x 5.89m

    FIRST FLOOR

    Gross Internal Area: 23.34 sq.m. (251.26 sq. ft.)

    Room 4: 3.89m x 4.63m
    Currently inaccessible.

    Site Area:
    The available site area represents a maximum of approximately 938 sq.m. but the extent of the demise is subject to final approval and maybe dependent upon the proposals submitted.

  • Services

    No mains services are connected but we are informed that all mains services, including mains gas, were previously available.

  • Planning

    A change of use planning application is required prior to commercial use.

    Informally, the Local Authority Planning Department have indicated that, in principal, they would not oppose a change of use application and that an external seating area as well as a modest and unobtrusive extension might also be acceptable.

  • Terms & Tenure

    Our client's interest is available by the way of a Full Repairing and Insuring Lease under terms to be negotiated.

    Please be advised that the subject premises will be offered as seen with no additional Landlord works to be undertaken.

    Additional rent incentives such as rent free periods, or stepped rental arrangements may be available to parties that are able to complete a viable refurbishment scheme in line with all statutory requirements.

    The incoming tenant is to be responsible for the Council's reasonable Estates and Legal fees.

  • Viewing

    Appointment with Sole Agents:

    Astleys Chartered Surveyors
    Tel: 01792 479 850
    Email: commercial@astleys.net

  • Useful Contacts

    City and County of Swansea Planning Dept. Tel: 01792 635701

    City and County of Swansea Planning and Conservation Dept. Tel: 01792 635784

    CADW Tel: 01443 336000

    Visit Wales Tel: 0300 060 3300

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