Track Record

ACQUIRED – 3-5 St John Street, Manchester City Centre

Acquired for £1.95

WT Gunson acquired on behalf of clients, a modern freehold office building providing approximately 6,705 sq ft. Occupying a prominent position on the corner of St John Street and Deansgate, opposite Great Northern.  Rent passing £15,500 per annum.  Substantially vacant. Valid planning consent for a change of use of the existing building to residential. The property was marketed by agents Edwards & Co.

ACQUIRED – 15-17 Chapel Walks, Manchester City Centre

Acquired for £1.225m

W T Gunson acquired on behalf of clients, a freehold leisure and retail investment opportunity in the heart of Manchester City Centre. This unique period property comprising three adjoining buildings with ground floor and basement totalling 8,275 sqft. Upper floors have been refurbished to provide 14 luxury apartments. The portfolio had a gross passing rent of £143,000 per annum.

SOLD – 44-50 Portland Street, Manchester City Centre

Sold for £1.85m

The property comprises a Grade II listed 5 storey, mid terraced brick built period building. The accommodation is arranged over basement, ground and four upper floors c 10,000ft. Situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre.

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SOLD – Regency House/Brazil House, Manchester City Centre

Sold for £3.1m

Regency House / Brazil House comprises two adjoining attractive Grade II listed period buildings which have been extensively refurbished as 5 ground floor/lower ground retail/leisure units and 47 apartments above. Current passing rent was £306,830pa.

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SOLD – Americham, Cawdor Street, Eccles, Manchester

Sold for £1,665,608

A modern detached warehouse with a double storey section to the front. At the rear there is an open plan warehouse along with a loading door to the side elevation. Externally, there is a car park to the front and loading/circulation area to the side, together with a storage yard area including canopy storage plus a section of land. The site extends to approx. 2.2 acres.

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SOLD – Nassau Works, Cawdor Street, Eccles, Manchester

Sold for £1.35m

The site comprises a rectangular, level plot which currently accommodates a number of redundant industrial buildings totalling 26,184ft. The site area is c1.16 acres. 

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SOLD – Kingsfield Care Home, Union Road, Ashton Under Lyne

Sold for £1.8m

A former 54 bed care home of single storey construction. Internally there is a series of bedrooms some with en-suites together with dining and lounge areas, kitchen facility, additional WCs and office/staff room facilities. Gross internal floor area (provided by our client) 17,644 sq ft. Site area of c1.23 acres.

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SOLD – 39 Mason Street, Manchester

Sold £1.01m

A city centre development site approx. 3,600 sq ft (0.08 acres). A former car park site with planning for two ground floor retail units with 14 two-bed apartments above and basement car parking beneath.

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SOLD – South Manchester Retail Investment Portfolio

Sold for £3.05m

A portfolio comprising 3 retail parades (Marsland Road, Sale, Princess Road, Withington and Church Road, Urmston) plot of land, 3 garages and ground rent income. Asset management and development opportunities. The portfolio had an income of £184,159.10pa including ground rents.

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SOLD – Vulcan Mill, Malta Street/Pollard Street, Ancoats, Manchester

Sold for a figure in excess of £7m

A residential investment opportunity 53 x city centre apartments. Directly opposite New Islington Metrolink. Walking distance to Manchester City Centre. The apartments were fully let with an income of £550,740pa.

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ACQUIRED – Regian House, James Street, Liverpool

Acquired for £8.9m

W T Gunson acquired on behalf of clients, Regian House, James St, Liverpool for £8.9m – An 80,000sqft office building formerly occupied by HMRC acquired for office to resi conversion for 124 apartments. The new development is being forward sold for £19m.

ACQUIRED – The Hub Portfolio, Salford

Acquired for £13.2m

W T Gunson acquired on behalf of clients, The Hub Portfolio, Salford for £13.2m – a residential portfolio comprising a mix of 178 self-contained flats across a cluster of 18 converted houses and a further 63 individual letting bedrooms within seven Houses of Multiple Occupation (HMOs). The portfolio had a gross passing rent of c. £1million per annum.

SOLD – The Wheatsheaf Shopping Centre, Rochdale

Sold for £3.2m

A purpose built shopping centre constructed in 1991 totalling approximately 15,130 sq m (162,862 sq ft) of accommodation, arranged over five levels. The car park is located on the roof providing 163 parking spaces. Partly occupied producing an income of £118,645pa.

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SOLD – Ferrol Lodge, 49 Northenden Road, Sale

Sold for £1.35m

A 21-bed care home facility which is essentially a detached period property with a double storey modern extension to the rear of the original building. Externally there is a garden to the front and tarmac car park to the rear. The property measures 6,436ft on a site area of approx. 0.32 acres. Currently let to Ferrol Lodge Care Home Ltd on a 15yr lease from 1 August 2016 at a rental of £90,000pa.

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SOLD – Bridge House, Unit 1, 26 Ducie Street, Manchester

Sold for £1.3m

Highly popular up and coming Piccadilly Basin location, the property comprises a bar premises on the lower ground and raised floor levels (9,250ft) of a six storey residential development which we understand was developed around 2001. There is an outside seating area to the rear overlooking Ashton canal in an attractive setting.

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SOLD – Arden Hall, 66 Brookland Road, Sale

Sold for £1m

A grade II listed serviced office centre approx. 5,656ft of lettable offices and a net internal area of approx. 6,200ft. The property was constructed in 1898, has many original features and sits in a site of approx. 0.69 acres. ERV £131,700.

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SOLD – 396 Wellington Road North, Stockport SK4 5AE

Sold for £2.35m

A purpose-built car dealership facility with a showroom building to the front of the site together with a larger self-contained workshop building to the rear totalling 15,641 sq ft. Ample parking on site to front, side and large area to the rear. Site area approx. 1.18 acres. Scope for future development potential. Let to Tesla Motors Ltd at a passing rent of £160,000pa

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SOLD – 7-13 New Wakefield Street, Manchester

Sold for £5.2m

An adjoining end and mid terraced property comprising a period 1920s part 4 part 5 storey with basement situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre.  A fully let investment with an excellent tenant mix comprising leisure, office and residential.  Approx. 30,049 sq ft with future development potential.

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North View, Dantzic Street, Manchester

Sold for £5m

The site is roughly square and extends to approx. 0.8Ha (2 acres). Planning consent was granted for a single apartment building arranged around a central communal courtyard and which varies from 5 to 24 storeys in height with 415 apartments and 153 car parking spaces.

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274 Deansgate, Manchester City Centre

Sold for £6.35m

5 storey Prime City Centre Freehold Office/Retail Premises of 23,702sqft (NIA) which was part income producing.

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Hawkshead Mill, Hawkshead Road, Glossop

Sold for £1.45m

A potential residential development site surrounded by Greenbelt/Countryside on the edge of the Peak District National Park. Site area approx. 5 acres (potential developable area 2.7 acres).

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28 Mason Street, Manchester

Sold for £1.5m

A modern single storey warehouse with offices totalling 9,277ft. Externally there is a good sized yard to the front of the premises secured by steel palisade fencing. Prominent position on the inner ring road.

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Kingsley Road, Northenden, Manchester

Sold for £1m

A site of 0.38 acres with potential for redevelopment close to the centre of Northenden. A sketch scheme was drawn up for 10 townhouses.

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The Rack, Deacon Park, Knowsley, Merseyside

Sold for £3.3m

A single storey, detached warehouse facility totalling 79,263ft of steel frame construction with integral offices. 7.7m eaves height. 5 dock loading doors, 1 ground level door. Concrete surfaced yard. Extensive car parking. Deacon Park is a modern well serviced site manned 24hrs with security barriers.

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68-70 Oldham Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Sold for £1.8m

A development opportunity within Manchester City Centre’s Northern Quarter. The property comprises a substantial double fronted former retail showroom with accommodation over three stories plus basement. The property sits on a site of 0.1 acres. The site offers development potential for a variety of different uses (STPP).

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39 Mason Street, Manchester

Sold for £1,025,000

Situated in the heart of the New Cross area, close to Northern Quarter and Ancoats. The site, currently used as a car park, has an area of approx. 350m2 . Planning consent has been granted for the erection of a 6 storeybuilding comprising restaurant and retail use at ground level with 14 apartments above together with basement parking.

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“Copperworks”, 28 King Street & 49-51 Queen Street, Greengate, Salford

Sold for £2,750,000

The site is situated between King Street and Queen Street in the Greengate area of Salford. The site (0.23 acres) has planning for demolition of existing buildings and the construction of a residential led mixed use development ranging from 7 to 14 storeys high comprising 104 apartments together with communal spaces and a commercial unit together with amenity space.

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Indemnity House, Chatham Street, Manchester

Sold for £1,645,000

Situated in the heart of Manchester City Centre, the property comprises an attractive three storey building. The 5,301ft building was constructed in 1910 with its original tenant being the Manchester and Salford Boys & Girls Refuges and Homes Society. In recent times, the property has been occupied by the YMCA as a training centre.

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Lindencourt House, 34 & 39 Faulkner Street, Manchester

Acquired for £1.675m

Acquired on behalf of clients - Manchester City Centre freehold Grade II Listed 5 storey building plus partial basement/lower ground floor of c14,000sq ft. Part income producing.

203-205 Wilmslow Road, Rusholme

Sold for £1.55m

Situated in the heart of Rusholme's "Curry Mile" the property comprises a former HSBC Bank premises which has been redeveloped and converted to two self contained ground floor retail units, both with basement storage. The upper floors have been converted to seven flats. ERV £125,400pa.

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Claremont Road/Wilmslow Road, Rusholme

Sold for £1.4m

The property comprises a three storey row of terraced properties with a single storey unit adjoining. The units comprise of a mix of 6 x retail units, 1 office, 1 flat and 1 further office space over two floors which could be split. Produced a rental income of £96,500pa with an ERV of approx £126,000pa.

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Chorley Street, Bolton BL1

Sold for £1.1m

The site is of an irregular shape, tree lined to the north and west elevations and with the River Croal running along the southern elevation. Planning consent granted for the erection of 103 one and two bed apartments and 16 three/four bedroom town houses including associated car parking and landscaping.

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Firsdale Industrial Estate, Nangreaves Street, Leigh

Sold for £1.6m

The estate comprises a range of 1970s industrial units, yard areas together with approx 5 acres of adjacent land, currently designated greenbelt. The developed part of the estate extends to approx 7 acres. The estate is let to a variety of local businesses. Rental income over £170,000. ERV £233,500.

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Bolton Road, Westhoughton

Sold for £1m

The site is roughly rectangular in shape and extends to approximately 2.4 acres. The site comprises two former factory premises, one of which has been demolished, the other remains standing albeit in disrepair.

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Stokes Mill, Stalybridge

Acquired for £1,134,500 - reflecting initial yield 8.05%

The mill has been converted to 20 apartments over ground and two upper floors with car parking. 4 of the apartments are situated within a self contained purpose built block mirroring the style of the neighbouring conversion.

53 Marshall Street, Manchester

Sold for £1.6m

The property comprises a former textile mill dating back to the early 20th century, with accommodation arranged over lower ground, ground and 3 upper floors providing an overall gross internal floor area of 13,850sq ft. Sold with planning for 14 apartments.

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Edge Lane, Droylsden, Manchester

Sold for £2.48m

The site extends to 1.35ha (3.3 acres approx) and is generally cleared of buildings, flat and ready for development. There are long frontages to both Edge Lane/Fairfield Road whilst the north eastern section of the site fronts the Ashton Canal. Planning has been granted for the erection of 116 units comprising 50 traditional houses and 66 apartments.

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The Brookdale Centre, Manchester Road, Knutsford

Acquired for £1.3m

Two detached barn conversions converted and refurbished to provide quality office accommodation. Semi rural location on the outskirts of Knutsford. Let to 9 tenants producing a rental income of £117,016 pa. The property was acquired on behalf of our clients.

Apex House, 266 Moseley Road, Levenshulme, Manchester

Sold for £1.325m

Situated in a prominent position, the property comprises a detached three storey brick built 1970/80's office building beneath a flat roof.  The building has been refurbished in recent years to provide high quality office accommodation (10,997 sq ft) with circa 18 on site car parking spaces.

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Phoenix Works, Stalybridge, Cheshire

Sold for £1.6m

WT Gunson have sold Phoenix Works, a multi-let Industrial Estate in Cheshire producing £221,315pa with anchor tenant Dane Color Ltd in occupation.

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Whinbank Park Industrial Estate, Newton Aycliffe, County Durham

Acquired for £7m – reflecting initial yield 9.5%

The industrial estate comprises 285,238 sq ft of accommodation across 90 units let to 52 tenants on a site of 18.78 acres. The investment offers significant value add and reversionary potential. The property was acquired on behalf of middle eastern clients from MCR Property Group.

Southgate House, Archer Street, Darlington

Sold for £2,250,000

A modern air conditioned, high specification office block built in 2005 offering accommodation a ground and three upper floor levels. The floor area extends to 28,750 sq ft. Externally there is car parking for 85 cars. Excellent covenant strength. New 10 year lease without breaks. Income £235,000pa.

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1 Pepper Road, Hazel Grove, Stockport

Sold for £2,175,000

The property comprises a former warehouse and office premises which in recent years has been converted to provide a mix of different uses including a business centre (serviced offices) currently part let and income producing, café, roller skating rink and soft play centre. Overall site area is approximately 4.6 acres.

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Units 5, 6 & 7 Bankside Business Park, Stockport

Sold for £1.75m

Agent WT Gunson has completed the sale of three units at Bankside Business Park for client Pleskam Property Developments. Neal Sayle, partner at WT Gunson, said: “The building was brought to market in January, and was put under offer after a month or so of marketing.”

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Cobham House, Blackburn

Sold for £1,215,000

The property comprises a modern two storey self contained office building with excellent parking for 72 cars. Total area 14,803 sq ft. Acting as joint agents with Trevor Dawson.

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Red Lion Street, Northern Quarter, Manchester

Sold for £2m

The site is flat, level and largely cleared of buildings, although a small building fronting Union Street remains. Planning consent for 38 apartment scheme and three retail units at street level. Total GIA 3,694.91m2, NIA 2,890.5m2.

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John Street/Winwick Street, Warrington

Sold for £3m

2.1 acre site with planning consent for the erection of a new build, 6 storey building comprising 284 apartments together with commercial accommodation at ground level and associated car parking.

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Clayton House, Piccadilly, Manchester

Acquired for £2.7m

The property comprises a six floor Grade II listed building with retail space over ground floor and basement and office space on four upper floors.

Ridgefield Street, Failsworth, Manchester

Sold for £2m

The property comprises a flat vacant site which extends to approximately 2.25 acres. Subject to a Section 106 Agreement, planning consent has been granted for the erection of 157 new dwellings.

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Rosedale Building, Oldham Road/Old Church Street, Newton Heath, Manchester

Sold for £1.25m

The property comprises an attractive former Co-op building which has been converted to provide various ground floor retail units. The property is situated on a site of approx. 0.5 acres. Planning permission for ground floor retail, 114 flats and basement parking.

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Artillery House, 15 Byrom Street, Manchester

Sold for £725,000

The property comprises a modern four storey office premises with addition basement accommodation. Overall total 2,811 sq ft.

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12 Charlotte Street, Manchester M1

Sold for £1.5m

The property comprises an attractive five storey Grade II listed period building with additional basement accommodation. Basement occupied by Chinese restaurant operator on 25 year lease from June 2011 at an annual rental of £17,550pa plus VAT.

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130/140 Princess Road, Manchester, M16

Sold for £1.2m

A landmark building occupying a prominent position on the busiest arterial route in Manchester City Centre from the South. The property comprises a modern detached workshop/warehouse with good office content with large enclosed yard/parking area. Overall total 15,220 sq ft.

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Globe House, 30-34 Southall Street, Manchester

Sold for £1.2m

A traditional four storey Victorian building providing character office and studio accommodation plus basement storage. Extensively renovated during the 1990s, the property has exposed brickwork, timber ceilings etc. Gross internal area approx. 19,000 sq ft.

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Waterstones, Bolton

Acquired for £2.5m

The property comprises a substantial four storey retail premises of approx. 19,000 sq ft. Let to Waterstone at £325,000pa.

Edgeley Park Football Stadium, Hardcastle Road, Stockport

Sold for £2m

A site area of 5.75 acres (2.3ha). Stockport County Football Club in occupation – Tenant unaffected. Lease expiry June 2020.

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Apartments at Fairleigh Street/Fretson Road South, Sheffield

Acquired for £910,000 - reflecting initial yield 10.65%

A block of 16 apartments in Sheffield City Centre producing £96,978pa.