4 Church Walk, Colchester, Essex, CO1 1NS

Guide Price* : £180,000

  • Vacant ground floor workshop with residential upper parts
  • Town Centre location
  • Upper parts let on AST producing £6,300 per annum
  • Potential for conversion to provide additional residential unit (subject to planning)
  • Guide Price of £180,000 reflects low capital value of approximately £210 per sq ft


The property comprises a single end of terrace buildings arranged across basement, ground and two upper floors.

The basement is currently used as storage, and is accessed from the ground floor, which is currently used as workshop/laboratory space in conjunction with the occupants business of repairing and maintaining dentures. The ground and basement floors will be sold with vacant possession.

The first and second floors are accessed by a separate entrance from Church walk and comprises a single, two bedroom, residential unit including living room, kitchen and bathroom. The residential unit, known as 4a, is let on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) agreement for a period of 6 months from 6th July 2021 and producing a rent of £6,300 per annum (£525 pcm).

We understand from the vendor that the property measures approximately 845 sq ft in total (not including the basement) however bidders should not rely on these measurements and make their own enquiries.


The property is situated in the centre of Colchester, approximately two minutes walking distance from Colchester Town Station.

Church walk is a small single lane adjoining Head Street and immediately to the south of the High Street and the principal retail area of Colchester and Culver Square Shopping Centre.

Church Walk is predominantly used by smaller businesses, similar to the former use of the ground floor of the subject premises. Many of the upper parts along the street are used as residential and there appears to be increasing use of ground floor units as residential.




The residential upper parts are let on an assured shorthold tenancy (AST) for a period of 6 months from 6 July 2021 and paying a rent of £525 pcm (£6,300 per annum).


The property is not elected for VAT


* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

Administration Fee The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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