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6-8, Church Street, Helston

Development opportunity for sale




A rare opportunity to acquire the freehold of this charming Grade II listed period building in the heart of historic Helston. The property comprises two retail units to the front with a two bedroom flat above. To the rear, surrounding a central courtyard a three storey annexe has the potential to be developed into residential units or further commercial space (subject to obtaining the necessary consents). The overall building is approximately 1,600 sq ft (net internal area).


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The property is located in the heart of Helston near to the junction of Coinagehall Street and Market Place. Helston Museum lies directly opposite the building and next door is the Red Lion pub. The local area has a mixture of period residential property and high street commercial units. The Royal Naval Air Station at Culdrose is under 10 minutes’ drive away. Helston is serviced by the A394 which links directly to Penzance in the west and Falmouth in the east. Truro, Cornwall’s Cathedral City, is a circa 30 minute drive to the east.


6-8 Church Street comprises a mid terrace, Grade II Listed period building arranged over basement, ground and first floor with a courtyard and separate annexe to the rear. The ground floor is designated as A1 retail space and there is a residential flat on the first floor. The rear annexe has been used as artist’s studios previously and benefits from a planning consent to be developed into residential flats. The courtyard can be accessed by Wheelbarrow Lane, a side passage that runs along the edge of the building.
The property is to be sold with vacant possession.

Schedule Of Areas

Retail area – 1,642 sq ft (152.5 sq m) NIA
First floor flat – 574 sq ft (53.34 sq m) NIA
Rear annexe – 1,590 sq ft (147.73 sq m) NIA
Total – 3,806 sq ft (353.96 sq m) NIA


We are instructed to seek unconditional offers in excess of £175,000 for the freehold of the building. Their is a planning consent in place to redevelop the rear annexe into two residential flats.

Alternatively, the vendor will accept conditional offers in excess of £220,000 with a revised planning consent to redevelop the whole building into 5 residential units.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

Business Rates

We understand the rateable value for 6 Church St is £2,500 pa and the rateable value for 8 Church St is £5,600 pa. However, please do not rely on this information and we refer you to the valuation office website or call 0300-1234-171 to make your own enquiries.


Prospective owners should make their own enquiries of the appropriate statutory undertakers:
Western Power: 0845 601 2989
South West Water: 0800 169 1144
Transco: 0800 111 999

Value Added Tax

All the above prices are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.

Energy Performance Certificate

An energy performance certificate has been applied for and can be made available on request.


For further information or an appointment to view please contact sole agents, Miller Commercial on:
Thomas Smith on 01872 247013 or via email or
Robert Sloman on 01872 247004 or via email

AGENTS NOTE: Miller Commercial for themselves and for the Vendor/s or lessor/s of this property give notice: [a] These particulars are for an intending purchaser or tenant and although they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed and any error or misdescriptions shall not annul the sale or be grounds on which compensation may be claimed and neither do they constitute any part of a Contract: [b] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [c] None of the services or appliances, plumbing, heating or electrical installations have been tested by the selling agent.

Miller Commercial is the trading name of Miller Commercial LLP registered in England and Wales under Registration No.OC373087. The Registered Office of Miller Commercial LLP is Mansion House, Princes Street, Truro TR1 2RF. We use the term Partner to refer to a member of Miller Commercial LLP. VAT Registration No.643 4519 39.

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