Our Corsham Light Industrial Unit is now available to let
£1650 per month, 1750 sq ft, EPC A, Free Solar electricity
Unit 2 Masons Wharf, Corsham, SN13 9FY
Masons Wharf is a courtyard development of small industrial and warehouse units constructed in 2009. The development lies just off Potley Lane, adjacent to Corsham Commercial Centre, in walking distance of historic Corsham town centre.
All the units in the development are of steel portal frame construction with elevations of brick and block to the lower half and steel profile cladding above. The units have a pitched steel sheet roof. In the front elevation of the unit is an insulated, sectional up and over loading door approximately 4.7 metres high and 3.5 metres wide.
Internally, the front pedestrian door leads into a small reception area that in turn leads to an office / staff area with a single disabled person’s toilet at the rear. A doorway leads into the main production area. The main production area is heated / cooled by a Fujitsu air to air heat pump with a secondary smaller Daikin air to air heat pump. A clear thermal curtain separates production from goods in/good out. It could be removed if desired to create one large space.
At the rear of the goods in/out area is a steel staircase leading to the mezzanine floor level and a fire exit to the rear. The mezzanine provides entrance to two separate room spaces. The first is an office with views to the fields at the rear. The second larger room is currently equipped as a storage area with a washable vinyl floor. However the flooring can be rolled back to reveal the continuation of the original carpet if the room is converted to office space. The larger room has a Mitsubishi air to air heat pump for heating / cooling and a window to the rear fields.
The mezzanine has further storage space behind the second office/ storage room.
Ground floor area is 99 square metres / 1066 square feet
Mezzanine floor area is 65 square metres / 700 square feet
Total area 164 square metres / 1766 square feet.
The unit’s original use class was B1 workshops and B8 distribution and storage.
B1 is now grouped under the new much wider use class E.
The unit has been used for chocolates production and distribution since new. It is a food safe premises and was regularly inspected by Environmental Health. In addition the business achieved the SALSA Food quality standard recognised by large stores and supermarkets such as John Lewis.
The ground floor production, staff and goods in/out areas have a professionally fitted washable hard wearing light green vinyl floor. Production walls are fitted with washable panels. There is a hand wash facility, and dual sinks with spray arm, and an energy efficient smart hot water cylinder. Production light fittings are vapour sealed. It would be possible to fit a dishwasher and extractor if required. The unit has both three phase and single phase electrical supply.
The toilet has a professionally fitted washable non slip floor and meets accessibility requirements, with a pull cord alarm, large spacing, and a low hand wash sink.
The unit would suit the next step for small scale food producers with ambitions to sell to supermarkets and large stores. It would also suit online sales businesses and is on the network of all major couriers and broadband connection.
Use class E offers a wide range of potential usages. Neighbours include the Classic Sports car club, NSEED, office use, online businesses, storage, and a bathroom showroom.
Rent is £1650 per month, no VAT. A new lease will be drawn up.
Rates payable for 2023 based on small business rates relief £345 per year.
There is a small grounds maintenance service charge shared between the units. In 2023 this was £114.50 for 6 months.
There is also a shared grass cutting and gutter clearance fee. In 2023 this was £58.
Water is metered. The unit receives a waste water rebate for sustainable drainage.
The unit is supplied with three phase electricity and has a smart meter installed. The current supplier is Octopus energy, the tenant can sign with their preferred supplier.
The unit has 12kW of Solar panels installed generating 9320kWh per year. The tenant can benefit from these for free. The tenant may also benefit from the Smart Export Guarantee payment.
For example, based on a 5 day working week with weekends not worked, the tenant can potentially save £2500 from annual electricity bills.
If the unit is unused the Smart Export Guarantee* is worth £1400 per year.
*based on current Octopus Energy business electricity contract 32p/kWh grid import, 15p/kWh Smart Export.
The unit will shortly be issued with a new EPC rated A.
A new build in 2009, the unit is highly energy efficient and has continued to be updated. It features LED lighting, three Air to Air heat pumps, and a smart water heater with adaptive learning capability ie the water heater learns your patterns of work and heats the water to suit.
The solar panels save 4.8 tonnes of carbon per year. Based on the previous manufacturing usage this offset the grid carbon emissions allowing declaration of net Zero for Scope 1 & 2 on grid based emissions. Scope 1 and 2 are direct emissions and those inferred from the energy supply.
Though the unit has an external gas connection, it has never been used, hence there is no gas standing charge. The unit is required to remain non gas for sustainability.
Telephone and Broadband
The unit has a telephone and broadband connection with fibre connected to the cabinet.
The unit has a fire detection system and alarm.
The unit is in a quiet setting with views to fields at the rear. There is small grassy area at the rear where it is possible to sit out in the summer. It is walking distance to historic Corsham town centre.
There are four dedicated parking spaces to the front of the unit plus one shared disabled parking space. There is a shared bike shed. The unit is on cycle routes to Chippenham and Bath. There is a mainline railway station in nearby Chippenham. Buses to Chippenham and Bath stop nearby. The National Express stops on the main Chippenham to Bath A4 approximately 10 minutes walk away.
For further enquiries and viewings
For further information or to arrange a viewing, please email email@example.com or telephone 07947 040912.
Our lovely team and ourselves have now retired from making chocolates after 17 wonderful years! It’s a final chapter we started planning in 2021.
We’ve absolutely loved every moment! Our small team have become close friends over many years, so it only seemed right that we would finish together.
Thank you for all the Chocolate orders over the years,