McColl's Convenience Store

Bradford, West Yorkshire, BD3 0HY

Property Type Investment
Availability For Sale
Size 3852 sqft
Energy Performance Rating This property has been graded as C 74


The city of Bradford forms part of the West Yorkshire urban area (population 1.5 million), which is the fourth largest urban area in the UK. It is situated about 15 miles west of Leeds and 8 miles north of Huddersfield. Bradford benefits from excellent transport links northbound with the A658 and A650 linking to Harrogate and Skipton and the A650 and M606 motorway linking to the M62. Bradford Interchange Railway Station provides regular services to London Kings Cross. The property is situated in Undercliffe a residential suburb 1 mile south west of Bradford city centre. The property is located on the busy arterial road the A658 Otley Road and forms part of a local retail parade, other occupiers include a take away restaurants, tattoo studio, hairdressers and a pharmacy. There is residential housing directly behind the premises, the store also benefits being in close proximity to two secondary schools, Feversham Academy and Carlton Bolling College.


  • Prominent convenience store in local retail parade
  • Busy trading store nearby to Feversham Academy Secondary School and Carlton Bolling College
  • Large first floor used as storage
  • Total current rents reserved £28,329 per annum rising to £31,278 per annum on 19th May 2025
  • Poperty let for 16.5 years with no breaks to the excellent covenant Martin McColl Ltd, guarantee from McColl's Retail Group Plc
  • Fixed uplifts at 2% pa compounded throughout offering guaranteed rental growth
  • Low passing rent £7.35 per sq ft
  • Net Initial Yield of 6.39% with a reversionary yield of 7.05%
  • Offers in excess of £425,000

Additional Information

The property is a two storey end of terrace brick building under a pitch slate roof. The retail shop is arranged over the ground floor with ancillary and staff accommodation to the rear. There is a large first floor currently used for additional storage.

Ground - Sales 1,577 sq ft 147 sq m
Ground - Ancillary/Staff Accommodation 575 sq ft 53 sq m
First - Storage 1,700 sq ft 158 sq m
Total NIA 3,852 sq ft 358 sq m




The whole property is let to Martin McColl Limited for a term of 16.5 years from the 19th November 2018 on FRI terms and subject to fixed uplifts at 2% per annum compounded throughout. The passing rent is £27,500 per annum. The vendor will top up the rent to £28,329 per annum from completion until 19th May 2020 by way of an allowance on the day of completion in the purchase price.

Rental Uplifts

Year Rent Reversionary Yield
19th May 2025 £31,278 pa 7.05%
19th May 2030 £34,533 pa 7.79%


McColl’s trade from over 1,600 stores throughout the UK with approximately three quarters of those being convenience stores and the remainder trading as newsagents. Their brands include McColl’s, Martin’s and R. S. McColl. For the year ending 25th November 2018 reported a turnover of £835.333 million, a pre-tax profit of £34.718 million and shareholder’s funds of £218.271 million.

The combined group has a turnover in excess of £1bn. It employs nearly 20,000 full and part-time staff and is visited by over 4.5 million customers every week. The company floated on the London Stock Exchange in 2014. For further information can be found at


The property has an EPC rating of C74. A copy of the EPC is available on our website.


The property is elected for VAT and therefore VAT will be payable on the purchase price.  However, it is anticipated that the sale will be treated as Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC).


We are instructed to seek offers in excess of £425,000 (Four Hundred and Twenty Five Thousand Pounds) subject to contract for the freehold interest, which reflects a net initial yield of 6.39% assuming purchaser's costs at 4.33%.

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For further information, or if you would like to arrange a viewing, please contact our agents:

Michael Braier

020 7478 9112


Nick Sherling

020 7478 9113


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