High Street, Billericay

Price £32,000 per annum - Let

  • Premises with previous A3 (Cafe) and A5 (Hot food takeaways) usage
  • Prominently placed position within the busy High Street of Billericay
  • The property is available on the basis of a NEW full repairing & insuring lease. Term to be agreed.
  • DEPOSIT 3 months rent in advance
  • LEGAL COSTS - Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred.
  • Surprisingly large, covering 1540sq ft over 2 floors: 1250sq ft to the ground, 290sq ft upstairs.
  • Huge potential for a number of other catering/restaurant uses
  • £20,537 Rateable Value = The 2018/19 rate in the £ is 48p = Rate Payable should be £9,857.76pa.
  • INSURANCE The tenant will be responsible for their own Contents Insurance
  • Viewings - Strictly by prior appointment with Henton Kirkman (01277 500800).


This Tardis of a premises covers 1540sq ft, spread over two floors and enjoying a prominently placed position within the busy High Street of Billericay, a thriving and affluent commuter town in Essex with a population of 40,000.

As a Chinese Takeaway, Kamble had a 44-year history within the town before taking a well-earned retirement last year. Since then the front area has been converted into a 'Deli' style restaurant and ran until very recently, when the tenant suddenly passed away, hence it is back available.

There is the clear potential to carry on as it is, or back as a Chinese Takeaway (the Chinese kitchen remains out the back), although the property offers the huge potential for many other Catering/restaurant or other uses, subject to local authority approval.

During the day, Billericay is a packed historic high street with many well-known high street brands mixed with smaller, privately owned boutiques and boasting a central Waitrose Store. Night-time sees the lights of the numerous intermingled restaurants, bars and pubs, giving the high street a real buzz of an evening.

This 2-storey premises has had both A3 (Restaurants and cafés) and A5 (Hot food takeaways) usage , along with recently a Premises and Club Licence under the Licensing Act 2003 (license to sell alcohol).

TERMS The property is available on the basis of a NEW full repairing and insuring lease, for a term to be agreed.

RENT £32,000 per annum exclusive with a possible rent-free period available to contribute towards the tenant's fit-out costs

BUSINESS RATES The Rateable Value is £20,537
The relevant 2018/19 rate in the £ is 48p, therefore the rates payable should equal £9,857.76 per annum. This figure is not to be relied upon and interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the local rating authority regarding the exact rates payable.

DEPOSIT 3 months' rent in advance

INSURANCE The tenant will be responsible for their own Contents Insurance

LEGAL COSTS - Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred.

Viewings - Strictly by prior appointment with Henton Kirkman (01277 500800).

The Premises: Originally a high street cottage, with the several single storey rear extensions over the years resulting in a surprisingly deep unit of approx. 73ft (over 22m).

FOR THE PURPOSES OF DESCRIPTION, WE HAVE LABLED THE ROOMS AND AREAS AS THEY HAVE RECENTLY BEEN USED, with the floor plan giving one a clearer overall idea of the layout, as we suspect the new in-coming tenants may well alter the layout anyway.

Central Entrance Door with large windows either side through to:

SEATING AREA 21ft 1" x 16ft 5" (6.4m x 5m)

Clear glass will flood in light, with the area now having a tiled floor. The measurements include the behind-the-counter area.

This area is classed as the 'Restaurant' for the purposes of business rates calculations. It could be opened up with the area behind (storage/circulation) to create a large Restaurant/Bar/Tapas Bar area of 34ft x 16ft 5".

CIRCULATION AREA 16ft 5" x 11ft 6" (5m x 3.5m)

The first extension area with a side facing window for light and the stairs rising to the first floor.

KITCHEN 24ft x 11ft 1" (7.31m x 3.35m)

Currently fitted out with all things Chinese cookery, including a 9-Burner Wok Cooker Stove with water curtain and extractors above. Two windows give plenty of light.

WC ROOM 6ft 4" x 4ft" (1.9m x 1.2m)

Customers WC Room with a window, close coupled WC and rustic style sink.

FOOD PREP ROOM 11ft 2" x 6ft (3.4m x 1.8m)

This further utility area has tiling to three walls and a large window opposite giving plenty of light. Currently with a fitted double sink unit with shelving below and a matching stainless steel shelf above.

Step down the couple of steps and you next come to more WC's.

WC ROOMS 7ft 9" x 7ft 7" (2.4m x 2.34m)

4 areas: Washing hands area, 2 WC Cubicles and a Shower Cubicle.

Men's/Ladies WC stalls each have a low-level WC's with outside a wash hand basin and wall mounted heater. A door at the end opens to reveal a tiled walk-in Shower area.

At the end of the corridor, three doors open to three independent Storerooms which perhaps could be opened up into one large room 23ft x 11ft 6"

LARGEST STOREROOM 11ft 6" x 8ft (3.5m x 2.4m)

With the measurements EXCLUDING a 3ft 5" x 3ft 3" recess, this room has a window and a tiled floor.

MID SIZE REAR STOREROOM 11ft 5" x 7ft (3.5m x 2.1m)

Side facing window and tiled floor.

MID SIZE SIDE STOREROOM 11ft 5" x 6ft 2" (3.5m x 1.9m)

Side facing window and tiled floor.


With a rear window and access to the Loft

UPSTAIRS FRONT ROOM 14ft 6" x 10ft 8" (4.4m x 3.3m)

This could make an ideal 'Private Dining' Room.

UPSTAIRS REAR ROOM 9ft 6" x 9ft 5" (2.9m x 2.9m)

Another versatile room with a rear facing window.


An external door from the lower lobby opens to the side area which runs along the side of some of the extensions for some 33ft x 4ft 2". Ideal for smokers and also to access the rear parking bay.

A concrete hard standing measures 18ft 6" x 7ft 3" which we wondered if could be made into a fence enclosed, rear smoking area...

Behind this is a private car park.

All photographs are provided for guidance only.

Billericay is a popular, historic market town just 30 miles from London.

The market at the top of Crown Road disappeared years ago and Billericay nowadays is more well-known as an excellent commuter town, with excellent rail links to the City (35 minutes by train), very good schools and a charming High Street, part of which is a conservation area.

It also has great access to the key main roads of the M25, A12 and A127.

The town lies on the edge of rural Essex, which makes it a very desirable place to live. This coupled with the City access goes some way to explain the high levels of Londoners we see looking to move here every year.

Since I moved here in 1973 and started as an estate agent in the mid 1990's, I have seen the town grow to where it is now, with some 14,000-15,000 homes and a population of over 40,000.

The Billericay you see today is economically and physically a thriving and attractive place to live and work. There are many open green spaces including the 40 acre Lake Meadows Park, a must in summer, and they throw a pretty impressive Fireworks Night too.

Norsey Woods is a great place for a walk or to exercise your dogs...or the kids! It dates back to the Bronze Age and covers about 165 acres with a visitor centre for the educational visits it has too.
I remember camping there as a cub scout back in the day and both Nick and myself have enjoyed many a afternoon there over the years with our families.

The High Street must be one of the prettiest in the county and dates back to Roman times. The shape we see now certainly hasn't changed much for over 500 years, our office itself is part of one of the 25 old coaching inns the town has seen over the years!

With well over 100 shops including some well known names and some boutique locally owned ones, the High Street also has some great pubs, bars and restaurants. The Chequers is probably the most popular, most people we know rate it as the best pub in town, with newer bars like Harrys Bar, Bar Zero and the Blue Boar, also very sought after, growing venues on friday and saturday nights.

There are too many great restaurants to name, suffice to say you don't need to travel out of Billericay to have a fantastic night out and there's a taxi rank by the station to get you home if you want to leave the car on the drive.

Waitrose is our local main supermarket with there also a very good Co-op over on Queens Park. Smaller supermarkets over in South Green, Sunnymede and along Stock Road also provide a super local service in their areas.

Billericay Christmas Market is a very popular annual event which sees the High Street completely shut to traffic for the day and then filled with stalls selling anything and everything Christmasy!

All the local schools, both Primary and Secondary have good OFSTED reports and there is a good choice of both State and Private. Please feel free to contact our office for more details although the OFSTED website is the ideal first port of call of course.


Billericay has an facinating history, much of which can be researched in our local museum, the Cater Museum on the High Street.

Billericay was first recorded as Byllerica in 1291 with notable events including a Peasants Revolt ending up in Norsey Woods in 1381 and some of Billericay residents, including Christopher Martin, the ship's victualler, sailing with the Pilgrim Fathers to the 'New World' of America on the Mayflower in 1620 - hence the many representartions of the Mayflower ship in numerous local businesses and the Mayflower High School.

In 1916 Billericay became famous as a result of a Zeppelin airship crashing in flames on the outskirts of the town, down what is now Greens Farm Lane.

A union workhouse was built in 1840 which later, together with additional later built buildings, became St. Andrew's Hospital in the 1930s. The regional plastic surgery and rehabilitation unit was opened here the same year I moved to Billericay, 1973. Many a local will still refer the estate there now to me, as 'one of the houses on the old Burns Unit', although it is in fact Stockfield Manor now.
Only the original workhouse building, including the chapel, and the main gatehouse, now survive, converted now into Grey Lady Place, a residential development of luxury apartments.

The railway came in 1889 and opened up opportunities for landowners to sell plots to Londoners looking to move out of 'The Smoke' into a cleaner rural environment. Both myself and Nick have sold many an old 'plot land' home over the years for redevelopment. A few still remain on the edge of Norsey Woods down Break Egg Hill.

With the housing shortage created by the war time bombing of London, pressure to build was great and the new town of Basildon was given the green light. The 'Green Belt' stopped expansion and the blurring of Basildon and Billericay, hence why lot of the Billericay housing estates were built on abandoned farmland around the town centre and Great Burstead/South Green, where permission was more easily granted.
Floor Plan

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