Light industrial for sale in Station Road Industrial Estate, Earlston, Scottish Borders TD4

Light industrial for sale 7,014 sq. ft*
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Property features

  • Firmly established car sales, vehicle contract and motor repair business
  • Fantastic and enviable business reputation across the Scottish Borders
  • Regular repeat custom from vehicle servicing contracts, such as nhs
  • Includes purpose-built, 5 ramp vehicle repair workshop (constructed 2011)
  • Held in same ownership for 29 years
  • Sale due to retirement
  • Freehold property extends to approximate gia 651.68 sq m (7,014 sq ft)

Property description


Earlston is a Scottish Borders market town situated on the A68 trunk road. It lies approximately thirty-five miles south-east of Edinburgh, fifteen miles north of Jedburgh, some ten miles east of Galashiels and less than six miles from Tweedbank Railway Station.

The premises are approximately two hundred metres from Earlston High Street and Bus/Rail Link Station. Surrounding premises occupiers in the Industrial Estate include; Border Chainsaw and Lawnmower Services Ltd., Rodger Builders Ltd., Earlston Self Storage Ltd. And brs Earlston Body Repairs.

Local amenities include: Co-op Food Store and Fuel Station, Red Lion Hotel and several convenience food outlets.

Business overview

Keith Robertson Cars is a thriving, family owned, vehicle sales, service and mot business located in the Scottish Borders town of Earlston. Since inception, in 2001, the business has been developed through employing experienced and motivated staff to deliver the best possible customer service which has resulted in creating an ever increasing, loyal, customer base. A large majority of customers are based in the towns, villages and farms within a 10 miles radius of the business premises and the A68 trunk road, which links the area to Edinburgh and Newcastle, enables good accessibility for all customers.

The business is being sold due the retirement of the Business Partners. It offers a good opportunity for those that wish to maintain or expand this established Motor Trade business, with or without the vehicle sales operation being included.

Accommodation details

The subjects comprise of three buildings;

• A single storey building of brick and render construction with profiled sheet asbestos roof, constructed around 1960. The building incorporates a large reception area with customer seating and an open plan reception desk, four offices, gents and ladies toilets, staff kitchen/restroom, tyre replacement and wheel balancing room and three store rooms. There is a partially floored attic with wooden stair access.

• An uninsulated workshop with walls and roofing of profiled metal sheeting with two x 5-metres-wide roller shutter doors, a fire exit door and a personnel access door to the above building. There are two x 2 post lifts, a work bench and hand washing facilities incorporated in this building.

• The third building, which is not connected to the others but is immediately adjacent, comprises a purpose built vehicle workshop with two x 3-metres-wide roller doors and four access/fire exit doors. Constructed in 2011, the building is of steel frame construction with composite cladding panels and an eaves height of four metres. There are four x 2-post lifts, one x 4-post lift, a mains gas fired boiler with convection system and vehicle exhaust extraction system is incorporated within this building.

The premises is bordered by a mix of uses. The old Earlston High School grounds lies to the east of the site. This ground has been granted planning permission for 67 residential homes. There are tennis courts to the north east and commercial property to the north west and west.


According to our recent measurement survey the premises contain the following approximate gross internal area:

Sq M sq ft

2 x private offices off entrance 23.87 257
Kitchen 14.06 151
WCs 3.6 39
Showroom and 2 x offices 57.47 619
Attic 120.12 1,293
Small store 4.9 53
Engineering/car valeting workshop 60.83 655
2 x tyre repair stores 21.01 226
Customer counter office 5.75 62
Engineer’s office 8.91 96
New Workshop 294 3,163
Corridors/Circulation 37.16 400

Total 651.68 (7,014)

The site on which the building sits extends to approximately 0.32 acres (0.14 hectares).

Trading figures

Trading accounts will be provided to parties who are genuinely interested following a viewing of the business and subject to a confidentiality agreement. Please contact the joint selling agent for further details.

Tenure and price

The heritable title to the property, business goodwill and fixtures and fittings pertaining to the business are all available.

A guide price will be provided on application to parties intimating a serious interest and who have carried out a viewing.

Rateable value

According to the Scottish Assessor’s website () the subjects have been entered into the valuation roll at £19200. The uniform business rate for the current year is £0.49 pence in the pound.

Occupiers may be eligible for 100% rates relief through the Small Business Bonus Scheme if the combined rateable value of all their business premises in Scotland is £35,000 or less.


The property is served by mains gas, electricity and water.

Energy performance certificate

The Energy Performance Certificate rating is G.

Legal costs

Each party shall be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in connection with the transaction with the purchaser liable for any LBTT and VAT.

Viewing and further information

By contacting the joint selling agents:

Iain W. Mercer ba, AssocRICS
Director of Commercial Agency (East)
Allied Surveyors Scotland plc
24 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9HR

T: E:

Bernadetta Majewska BSc (Hons)
Graduate Commercial Survyeor
Allied Surveyors Scotland plc
24 Walker Street, Edinburgh, EH3 9HR

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