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The Old Nat West Bank, 29, Meneage Street, Helston

Retail for sale

£150,000 Offers over


A wonderful opportunity to purchase either part or the whole of this former bank.

There is POTENTIAL TO CREATE A RESIDENTIAL FLAT to the rear ( subject to planning and subject to an offer to reflect both e retail and residential elements).

Located in the heart of Helston, opposite Costa coffee shop and the award winning Boo Koos restaurant. The property would suit a VARIETY of USES (subject to planning) including a COFFEE SHOP, BAR, RESTAUTANT as well as more traditional A1 or A2 uses.

  • EPC RATING “D” (100)

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The property is situated in the centre of Helston, a market town in the south west of Cornwall, at the head of the Lizard Peninsula. Helston is the main town in the local area with Penzance and Falmouth, both a 20 minute drive west and east respectively. Just to the south of Helston is The RNAS Culdrose air base, the largest local employer. Flambards theme park and the Gweek Seal Sanctuary are both large local tourist attractions that attract large numbers of tourists throughout the year.


The ground and lower ground floor of a Grade II listed former NatWest Bank. Behind a traditional, period facade with 4 sash windows complete with Georgian bars and an impressive front door, this versatile retail unit presents a very good opportunity for a retailer or a variety of other users such as a coffee shop, bar restaurant or a barbers/hair salon (subject to planning). There remain a number of original features including the wine vault on the lower ground floor and an ornate ceiling rose in the former manager’s office.
There is scope for additionally buying the rear of the property (on revised terms to those advertised) and converting the rear section into a residential flat – subject to planning.

Schedule Of Accomodation

Ground floor: 1,144 sq ft (106.31 sq m).
Lower ground floor: 578 sq ft (53.65 sq m)
Total area of 1,722 sq ft (159.96 sq m)
942 sq ft ITZA


The ground and lower ground are available to purchase by way of a long leasehold of 999 years or there is potential to purchase the freehold of the whole building, to include the long leasehold of the upper floor flat that has already been sold off, at a price to be agreed. This would provide the owner of the freehold to convert part of the rear upper floor to a residential dwelling, subject to planning. Otherwise, a new full repairing and insuring lease of the ground and lower ground floor is available, the terms of which are open to negotiation.

Legal Costs

Each party to bear their own.

Local Authority

Cornwall Council
General Enquiries 0300-1234-100
Planning 0300-1234-151

Business Rates

We refer you to the government website which shows that the current rateable value is £14,250. To find out how much business rates will be payable there is a business rates estimator service via the website.


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/rentals are quoted exclusive of VAT, where applicable.


The property has an EPC rating of “D” (100).

Contact Information

For further information or an appointment to view please contact either:-
Tom Smith on 01872 247013 or via email or
Thomas Hewitt on 01872 247025 or via email

PLANS: Plans and maps reproduced under Ordnance Survey Licence No LIG1179. Not to scale and for identification of the property only. They are not intended to show actual site boundaries and not guaranteed to be accurate.

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] Any intending purchaser or tenant must satisfy him/herself by inspection or other wise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars; [c] No responsibility is taken for expenses incurred should the property be sold, let or withdrawn before inspection: [d] 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.

VIEWING: Strictly by prior appointment through Miller Commercial.

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