Highly Secure Investment - Let to Sainsbury's Supermarkets Ltd

14 Busby Road | Clarkston | Glasgow   | G76 7XL


Offers in excess of



  • Let until November 2028 with no breaks

  • Let to undoubted covenant of Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited

  • £4.6 billion net worth

  • In excess of 11 years unexpired lease term

  • Modern building in affluent suburb of Glasgow

  • Attractive net initial yield of 9.0%

14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL


Clarkston is a popular commuter suburb within the Glasgow conurbation, south of the City Centre, with a resident population of approximately 20,000. Clarkston lies within East Renfrewshire, considered to be one of the most desirable areas to live in Scotland with some of the best schools in the country.

The A77 main Glasgow to Kilmarnock road passes through Giffnock nearby and is connected to the A727 from Paisley to East Kilbride, which passes through the centre of Clarkston, at the Eastwood Toll. Clarkston is served by two railway stations and numerous bus services connecting the area with Glasgow City Centre, East Kilbride and beyond.


Busby Road is one of the principal thoroughfares running through Clarkston and connects to the A77/M77 which leads into Glasgow City Centre. The property occupies a prominent location on the west side of Busby Road and sits diagonally across from The Toll shopping parade which has decked car parking.

The area is considered a vibrant neighbourhood shopping destination for the surrounding residential occupiers and nearby retailers include Betfred, Boots, Costa Coffee, Pizza Hut, Thomas Cook, Greggs, Tesco Express, Bank of Scotland, Santander and a variety of local independent traders.

14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL
14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL


The property comprises a ground floor retail unit within a modern two storey purpose-built development. The adjacent unit is occupied by Betfred with the upper floor trading as The Overlee Bar & Restaurant.

The shop has a modern aluminium framed glazed frontage with modern display fascia. Internally the unit is regular in shape and is currently fitted out for its current use as a 24 hour gym. There is provision for off street car parking and servicing to the front of the property.


We are advised that the property has a gross internal floor area of 475.84 sq m (5,122 sq ft).

Gross Frontage 13.72m 45ft
Shop Depth 34.44m 113ft


14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL
14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL


Heritable (Scottish equivalent of English freehold).


The property is let on a Full Repairing and Insuring lease to Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited for 25 years from 10th November 2003 expiring on 9th November 2028 at a passing rent of £92,500pa. The tenant is not in occupation.

The unit has been sublet to Avondale Fitness Ltd t/a Anytime Fitness for 12 years from 28th November 2016 until 9th Nov 2028 at a rent of £60,000 pa.

14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL
14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL


Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Limited (Co No 3261722) has reported the following trading figures;

  12th March 2016 31st March 2015
Turnover £23,168,000,000 £23,443,000,000
Pre-Tax Profit £ 406,000,000 (£206,000,000)
Net Worth £4,608,000,000 £4,377,000,000

Sainsbury’s Supermarkets is part of J Sainsbury PLC and is the 2nd largest chain of supermarkets in the UK with over 1,400 stores. It is listed on the London Stock Exchange and is a constituent of the FTSE 100 index. For further information see

Anytime Fitness is an expanding organisation which opened its first club 15 years ago in Minneapolis, USA and is now the world’s largest health chain with over 3,500 clubs represented in 29 countries. It is reported that a new member joins an Anytime club every 3 minutes. www.anytimefitness.co.uk.

Avondale Fitness Ltd was incorporated in March 2015 and owns and operates the franchise for Anytime Fitness in Clarkston.


The property has been elected for VAT. It is anticipated that the sale will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC).

14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL
14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL


We are instructed to seek offers in excess of £975,000 (Nine hundred and seventy five thousand pounds), subject to contract, which reflects a net initial yield of 9.0%, after allowing for standard purchasers costs of 5.03%.

Investment Considerations

  1. Let to the very strong covenant of Sainsbury’s Supermarkets Ltd;

  2. In excess of 11 years unexpired lease term;

  3. The property is situated within a vibrant, wealthy and long-established suburb of Glasgow;

  4. Purchase price fully amortises over the period of the lease

  5. Excellent connectivity by public and private transport. Clarkston railway station lies opposite;

  6. Off street car parking readily available.

  7. Attractive net initial yield.

14 Busby Road | | Clarkston | |   | Glasgow | | G76 7XL

Contact Us

Singer Vielle   +44 (0) 207 935 7200
Graham Waddell graham@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 141 221 4545
Neil Singer neil@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 203 478 9120
Dale Henry dale@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 203 701 1356
Richard Wolfryd richard@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 203 701 1353
Faye Langoulant faye@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 203 478 9122
Louanne Malan louanne@singervielle.co.uk +44 (0) 203 701 1386

Vendors Solicitor

Morisons LLP +44 (0) 131 240 8657
Robin Valentine robin.valentine@morisonsllp.com



Joint Agent

Dermit Smith  dermit@shawsmithproperty.com  +44 (0) 141 433 1957