Former forecourt and workshop sold through Christie Network after significant interest
Specialist business property adviser, Christie & Co is pleased to report Ross Road Garage in Huntley, Gloucester has been sold, with funding for the new owners purchase secured through Christie Finance.
Located along the busy A40, just outside of Huntley, Ross Road Garage benefits from excellent levels of passing traffic, whilst the surrounding villages provide a good residential catchment area. With a variety of other businesses also close by, including a pub, butchers, hairdressers and Huntley village hall, there is significant footfall potential for the business.
The site was in high demand when it launched to the market through Christie & Co’s Retail team and was sold following 14 viewings and 10 offers from hopeful buyers. The successful new owners, Dasitha (Das) Gamage and Janaka Watowita were drawn to the opportunity due to the large plot size and development potential.
They comment, “We have many years of experience operating retail stores in the UK and we were keeping an eye out for an opportunity to acquire our first freehold forecourt business for over 10 years. Support and guidance is invaluable for an SME such as us, and our experience with both Christie & Co and Christie Finance was very positive.
“We have several plans to develop this handy site into a modern day forecourt and convenience store and we are excited at the prospect of working with one of the national fuel brands and symbol groups to bring these plans to life.”
Funding for Dasitha and Janaka’s purchase was secured through retail finance specialist, Jimmy Johns, Director at Christie & Co who comments, “We’re delighted to have estsblished a working relationship with Jets Trading Limited, with this deal being the first of two freehold acquisitions that Christie Finance has supported for the growing company, the second due to complete later next month. It is always a challenge to fund multiple first-time purchases so we had to work closely with Das and Janaka to secure the right supportive lender. I wish them all the best as they continue to grow.”
Joe Brayne, Business Agent – Retail at Christie & Co handled the sale and adds, “This is a great example of our ability to assist with all aspects of a deal, including funding for the purchase. Stewart and Das were great to work with and I wish them all the best in the future.”
The previous owner, Stewart Brown concludes, “I am delighted to have completed the sale and wish the new owners all the best with the site. Thank you to Christie & Co for their help with brokering the deal.”
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