Industrial Auction Properties of the Month – May

Whether you’re a property investor seeking to expand your portfolio of industrial buildings, or a business owner looking for suitable warehouses, commercial sites, factory units or mixed-use buildings, you’ll find an excellent range of auction lots from across the UK listed below.

The team of Property Solvers has explored the industrial properties available at auction throughout May 2023 to provide a diverse selection that offers just a taste of what is available on the market.

40+ Office Suites and Warehouse, Dundee

(For Sale with Acuitus Auctions)

40+ Office Suites and Warehouse in Dundee - For Sale with Acuitus Auctions with a Guide Price of £275,000 (May 2023)

With a total floor space of approximately 20,956 square metres, sitting in a site of around 1.43 acres, this lot is comprised of 40 office suites arranged over ground and first floors (all of which are currently vacant), along with a warehouse building that is currently leased at £12,000 per annum and a yard area, which is leased at £8,000 per annum.

The leases will revert on 30th June 2023 and 31st May respectively.

The property benefits from 57 parking spaces and enjoys a superb location, surrounded by a popular business park just five minutes’ drive from Camperdown Country Park and a little over ten minutes from the centre of Dundee. Access from the A90 is achievable within just two minutes.

The lot will be brought to auction by Acuitus Auctions on 18th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £275,000.

Former Car Showroom, Alnwick

(For Sale with Bidx1 Auctions)

Former Car Showroom in Alnwick - For Sale with Bidx1 Auctions with a Guide Price of £700,000 (May 2023)

This spacious industrial unit features a former car showroom to the front and a large workshop with storage and office space to the rear.

The footprint of the showroom area measures 2,675 square feet, while the workshop space is 7,945 square feet, and all offices, WCs, circulation areas and ancillary spaces combined total 3,202 square feet.

The lot requires a little modernisation. Alternative uses and redevelopment would also be possible, depending on consents.

The lot will be brought to auction by Bidx1 Auctions on 25th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £700,000.

Large Workshop, Bradford

(For Sale with Auction House West Yorkshire)

Large Workshop in Bradford - For Sale with Auction House West Yorkshire with a Guide Price of £140,000 (May 2023)

Representing a unique opportunity to take ownership of a workshop space of substantial size, this lot is located right by Bradford‘s sweeping Horton Park and is arranged over two floors.

To the ground floor, there is a large workshop space, a separate store and an additional room. To the first floor is a second workshop space, a kitchen, an office and two further rooms. The property offers a range of potential uses, depending on consents.

The centre of Bradford is just ten minutes away by car, with the A6177 providing swift access to junction 3 of the M606.

The lot will be brought to auction by Auction House West Yorkshire on 17th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £140,000.

Mixed Use Factory Corner Lot, Hull

(For Sale with Landmark Auctions)

Mixed Use Factory Corner Lot in Hull - For Sale with Landmark Auctions with a Guide Price of £450,000 (May 2023)

Situated in a superb position on the corner of Hull‘s Hedon Road and Church Street, this property sits a very short distance from the city’s Victoria Park and the Drypool Bridge.

The city centre is just five minutes away by car, and the area is populated with a number of busy industrial units, shops and pubs.

The building is made up of a two-storey print factory, offices and workshop space, but would be suited to a wide range of uses. In the recent past, a number of planning proposals have been accepted on this particular lot – including consent for conversion into a five-storey hotel with 48 bedrooms and, later, permission for the development of a 124-bedroom student accommodation complex.

While both of these consents have now lapsed, there is a clear planning precedent for this building; and drawings are now available for a 40-room HMO that is yet to be proposed.

The lot will be brought to auction by Landmark Auctions on 17th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £450,000.

Warehouse in Walsall

(For Sale with Bond Wolfe Auctions)

Warehouse in Walsall - For Sale with Bond Wolfe Auctions with a Guide Price of £10,000 (May 2023)

Currently in a derelict condition, this property offers huge redevelopment potential for the right investor. It benefits from an off-road gated parking area, which is shared with neighbours.

Sitting just a few minutes from Walsall‘s bustling Broadway North / Lichfield Street junction, the two-storey lot enjoys a corner position less than ten minutes’ walk from the town centre and the train station.

Walsall Manor Hospital is five minutes’ drive away and Hatherton Lake can be reached in only three minutes.

Any change of use will be subject to relevant planning consents being granted.

The lot will be brought to auction by Bond Wolfe Auctions on 18th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £10,000.

Commercial Buildings in Honeybourne, Evesham

(For Sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions)

Commercial Buildings in Honeybourne, Evesham - For Sale with Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions with a Guide Price of £425,000 (May 2023)

This freehold lot is made up of two separate titles, one of which covers the former garage, MOT building, Nissan Hut (which dates back to the Second World War) and a separate shelter, which make up the structures on the site. The second title refers to land connected to the property.

With a Gross Internal Area of 7298 square feet and sitting in 1.71 acres of land, the property offers significant potential for redevelopment, dependent on planning consents.

Honeybourne train station sits just over fifteen minutes’ walk from the property, and the centre of Worcester is accessible in just under 45 minutes via the A44. Amenities in the local area include the All Things Wild nature centre, schools, pubs and eateries.

The lot will be brought to auction by Sheldon Bosley Knight Auctions on 24th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £425,000.

Industrial Yard in Porth

(For Sale with Paul Fosh Auctions)

Industrial Yard in Porth - For Sale with Paul Fosh Auctions with a Minimum Opening Bid of £99,000 (May 2023)

Arranged across a site measuring 0.6 acres, and made up of five buildings with land to the rear, this lot offers a huge amount of potential.

Formerly managed by a plastic production firm, the property is comprised of a warehouse, factory space, canteen and control room, a lean-to (formerly spraying rooms) and a ground floor workshop with office space above.

The Gross Internal Area of all buildings totals a substantial 8,241.15 square feet.

Located just off Porth’s High Street and just over fifteen minutes’ walk from the town’s train station, the property sits less than 40 minutes’ drive from the centre of Cardiff.

The lot will be brought to auction by Paul Fosh Auctions on 16th – 18th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £110,000 and a minimum opening bid of £99,000.

Former Garage, Bristol

(For Sale with Hollis Morgan Auctions)

Former Garage in Bristol - For Sale with Hollis Morgan Auctions with a Guide Price of £375,000 (May 2023)

Previously an MOT garage with offices and auxiliary buildings, this property benefits from a corner position, with access from both Bell Hill Road and Marling Road.

There appears to be no planning consents currently in place, but the potential for development here is very significant. The site measures around 2468 square feet, and sits less than fifteen minutes’ drive from the heart of Bristol.

Lawrence Hill train station is just over five minutes away, and immediate access to the A420 connects the property easily to the M32 and the M4.

The lot was due to be brought to auction by Hollis Morgan Auctions on 17th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £375,000, although this sale may be postponed due to delays involving the legal pack.

Workshop, Hemel Hempstead

(For Sale with My Auction)

Workshop in Hemel Hempstead - For Sale with My Auction with a Guide Price of £160,000 (May 2023)

Less than then minutes’ walk from Apsley train station and benefitting from a superb position on Hemel Hempstead’s London Road, this detached property is comprised of two storeys. Planning permission has been granted for demolition and the building of an office unit – however, the lot’s new owners may prefer to retain the current structure and/or usage.

The building requires renovation and offers a significant return on investment.

Less than a five minute drive from Heath Park and Harding’s Moor Nature Reserve, the lot’s superb public transport connections also make Central London accessible in under an hour.

The lot will be brought to auction by My Auction on 16th – 17th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £160,000.

Store and Offices with Planning Permission, Portsmouth

(For Sale with Nesbits Auctions)

Store and Offices with Planning Permission in Portsmouth - For Sale with Nesbits Auctions with a Guide Price of £185,000 (May 2023)

Made up of a ground floor store/workshop with vehicular access doors, as well as first-floor front and rear office with a lobby, kitchen and WC, this property also benefits from a rear walled garden with a small outbuilding for further storage.

The lot requires renovation, and planning permission is currently in place for its conversion into a 2-bed end-terrace residential property. However, the building may be suited to a range of alternative uses depending on consents.

Surrounded by sweeping green spaces, including Tangier Park, Baffins Pond, Milton Common and Great Salterns Recreation Ground, the property sits just a short drive from the Portsmouth seafront and Eastney Beach. Fratton train station is a ten-minute drive away.

The lot will be brought to auction by Nesbits Auctions on 25th May 2023 with a Guide Price of £185,000.