What Bournemouth businesses and commercial properties have come on the market?

The coronavirus pandemic has changed everyone’s lives but as business owners struggle to make ends meet amid the pandemic - more and more properties have gone on the market. 

Even before covid-19 took hold, the high streets were seeing a decline and there were a record number of empty units. 

In 2019 there was a net closure of 9,169 retail premises across the UK, according to the latest statistics. 

With more and more of us working from home and the need for an expensive office depleting, lots of commercial office units have also come on the market giving entrepreneurs and new start-ups the opportunity to move in.

Do you feel inspired to take on a new business or open your own business for the first time? 

Here are five of the commercial properties for sale in Bournemouth right now: 

The Orchid Hotel, East Cliff, BH1 


Bournemouth Echo:

The Orchid Hotel is situated on the tree lined Gervis Road in East Cliff, an ideal location which is close to the town centre and beach front. 

There are 31 en-suite bedrooms and the hotel has recently been refurbished to a high standard so the business is offered as a 'turnkey' which is ready to go.

Boasting a staff house, courtyard terrace, large function room, restaurant and ample parking this 0.9 acre property has a turnover of £1,052,664.

Urban Beach, BH5 


Bournemouth Echo:

The gorgeous Urban Beach bar, restaurant and hotel has an approximate annual turnover of £868,000. 

Extending over three stories, this property comprises of 12 en-suite rooms and a 55-cover restaurant and one-bedroom staff accomodation. 

Outside the property has a well-designed garden which has seating for 100 covers, there are six parking spaces to the front of the hotel. 

Located less than five minutes' walk from the beach an Boscombe Pier the property is situated in a residential area within Boscombe, close to the town centre. 

Owner Mark Cribb and his wife Fee bought the venue as a traditional bed and breakfast and turned it into the popular hotel and bistro.

All fixture and fittings are included in the sale, minus personal effects. 

135-139 Belle Vue Road, BH6 


Bournemouth Echo:

Three self-contained maisonettes and a ground floor let have become available on the busy parade of Southbourne Crossroads. 

Currently all units are fully let and occupied making this is an investment opportunity for the new proprietor with a rental yield of more than £35,000 per year. 

135 to 139 Belle Vue Road comprises a single shop unit on the ground floor let to a bridal wear retailer.

135a, 137a and 139a Belle Vue Road comprise 3 self-contained maisonettes which are accessed from the back of the building and via an alleyway from St Catherines Road. 

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559 Christchurch Road, BH1


Bournemouth Echo:

This mixed use mid-terrace property comprises a ground floor retail premises and two first and second floor flats. 

Currently the property is vacant, but when fully let it has a potential income of £34,250 per annum. 

Prominent fronting on Boscombe high street, adjacent to the pedestrianised retail precinct this property is suitable for an owner occupier or investor. 

1071 Christchurch Road, BH7


Bournemouth Echo:

This retail property is available with a 999 year lease and the shop is currently tenanted at a rental of £8,000 per annum. 

Located in the main parade of shops leading through from Pokesdown to the Iford Roundabout the property benefits from easy access to Bournemouth and Christchurch. 

The premises comprise a single fronted shop with main retail area and partitioned to the rear to form small office and WC.

What businesses would you like to see in Bournemouth? Let us know in the comments.