• Modern hairdressing business for sale, ideally situated in the popular Crown conservation area with ease of access to Inverness City Centre.
• Functional trading area extending to circa 34.55m2 offering 3 stylist positions and one front-wash plus two back-wash sinks.
• Benefiting from a corner location, offering excellent signage and branding options.
• Currently trading to a restricted level, there is scope to increase trade providing a positive self-employment opportunity.
• Fully fitted unit with quality fixtures and fittings plus an element of goodwill from existing clientele.
House of Hair is a perfectly located business within the Crown area of Inverness on a busy road intersection. Within a mixed residential and business area, the salon is adjacent to the edge of Inverness City centre which provides a high degree of passing trade. The property is set within an attractive conservation area and benefits from excellent signage options and exposure to a high degree of footfall. The prominent corner location affords tremendous branding opportunities, with 4 etched picture windows offering copious natural light.
Comprising of a ground floor corner-terraced property of traditional stone construction under a pitched slate roof; the subjects are situated within a 2½-storey building, the units above the shop are not included in the sale. The property has a single-entry point via a ramped entrance at street level which leads into the customer service area. A compact unit extending to circa 34.55m2, the property has an open-plan trading area with a staff room and W.C. The ramp and spacious work areas, coupled with the W.C.s wide access door makes the business suitable for clients with mobility issues. The trading elements have a modern reception desk, 3 stylist positions, 2 back-wash sinks and a front-wash sink, a sofa and some product display shelving. The décor and condition of the shop is of a high standard with easy-to-maintain flooring. The service areas include a spacious W.C. With white units to include toilet, and fitted wash hand basin. The staff room has a sink and work top plus shelf above, and also doubles as a general store.
The location and layout of the building would make the property suitable for a range of other retail or trading options. However, consents may be required for change of use and subject to landlord's approval.
The current business operates to a restricted level to meet the personal needs of the current owner. House of Hair opens Tuesday to Saturday only from 10am to 4:30 pm but new owners could trade more fully which would increase potential turnover. The present model is predicated on the owner undertaking all the appointments. In the past the shop has traded with 2 additional stylists. The business trades to a modest level of profitability and has an established client base with regular repeat business. In addition, the business already has a well-established Facebook page.
The subjects are located on the corner of Kingsmills Road and Union Road with the centre of Inverness but a few minutes' walk from the property. The property is conveniently situated for those either visiting nearby shops, restaurants etc. Or working in the City. Inverness has extensive facilities for visitors boasting two golf courses, an excellent indoor swimming complex, cinema, bowling and ample opportunity to enjoy evening entertainment at a range of venues which include Eden Court Theatre. Nearby Cawdor Castle offers a taste of Scotland's medieval past while Culloden Battlefield and Visitor Centre is an ongoing testament to Bonnie Prince Charlie's final futile attempt to gain the throne in 1746. Whether it is a whisky trail, a boat trip on Loch Ness or a visit to one of the many accessible Scottish castles, the property is ideally situated to allow guests to undertake their odyssey of the Highlands, being within easy reach of a wide range of visitor attractions. Inverness is a vibrant and growing City and with such expansion comes many opportunities in both commerce and social activities.
Inverness is also a popular city in which to live with a vibrant cultural offering and the presence of many social and entertainment venues close-by. The city also has excellent communications links (bus and rail station, with the airport 15 minutes' drive away). Schooling in Inverness is plentiful plus uhi provides a wide-range of tertiary level courses. The welfare amenities in Inverness are also excellent with a major hospital plus many outreach services.
The unit benefits from mains electricity, water and drainage. Hot water is provided by an electrical boiler. Lighting is a mix of ceiling spot lights and standard fittings. There are numerous public car-parks situated in the vicinity, all within walking distance.
The landlord would offer a 5 to 10 year lease with a rent of £10,000 plus VAT p.a, which is to be paid quarterly in advance. The Lease is Fully Repairing and Insuring; the lessee bears the cost of Insurance. A copy of the extant lease is available to interested parties post viewing.