Preston, PR1 3LT | Investment Property for Sale | VES-PR1-001

Opportunity to purchase an apartment in Preston with the potential to generate a gross yield of 7.1%











The property







1 bedroom

1 bathroom

1 reception room



Leasehold information

  • Length of lease: 125 years
  • Year lease started: upon completion
  • Ground rent: £350
  • Service charge: ad hoc

Property information

  • Located in Winckley House
  • 6-storey office conversion, due to complete in January 2020
  • Open plan kitchen/living room
  • The floorplan is representative of a typical 1-bed apartment


  • Laminate flooring in living area
  • Carpeted bedrooms
  • Fully tiled bathrooms
  • Fully finished kitchen with oven, hob and extractor, washer/dryer and fridge freezer
  • 10-year CRL warranty

Rental information

  • Expected monthly rent £625
  • Expected annual rent £7,500
  • Expected gross rental yield 7.1%
  • Local agent is instructed to find tenants on practical completion

Location information

  • Approximate 10 minute walk to UCLan campus
  • 0.2 miles to restaurants
  • Approximate 2 minute walk to main shopping district
  • 0.4 miles to Preston railway station
  • 41 minutes to Manchester by train


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About Preston, Lancashire

The Guild City of Preston lies in the heart of the beautiful Lancashire countryside, in the north west of England, and has a population of approximately 140,000. It lies approximately 27 miles north west of Manchester, 26 miles north east of Liverpool and 15 miles east of Blackpool.

Preston is very well connected by road with good access to the M6 from Rugby to Gretna, the M61 from Preston to Manchester, the M65 from Preston to Colne and the M55 from Preston to Blackpool. Preston’s railway station is on the West Coast Main Line and runs trains to London Euston, Glasgow and Edinburgh, Aberdeen, Inverness and Fort William. It is also a hub for connecting rail services in the north west with direct trains going from Preston to Blackpool, Lancaster, Blackburn, Bradford, Leeds, Wigan, Bolton, Manchester, Liverpool and Ormskirk.

Preston traces its history back nearly 1,000 years and is a modern multicultural city built on the solid foundations of the Industrial Revolution. Many notable buildings in the city are either Grade I or Grade II listed and include Harris Public Library, Museum and Art Gallery, the Preston Cenotaph, St Walburge’s Church, Arkwright House, Avenham Park, Harris Institute and Miller Arcade, to name a few.

Other places of interest include Broughton Cottage Museum, Lancashire Infantry Museum, Ribble Steam Railway and the Museum of Lancashire. There are also a number of parks and nature reserves to be found, like Moor Park, Ashton Park, Grange Valley, Fishwick Nature Reserve and Hills and Hollows.

Preston is also home to the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), one of the largest universities in the UK. The staff and student community totals 38,000 and offers in the region of 500 undergraduate courses and 200 postgraduate courses. It is a leading seat of learning in terms of developing degrees in the emerging disciplines of fashion, forensics, journalism and sporting science. UCLan has recently spent £100 million upgrading its buildings, teaching technology and sporting facilities. A further indication of its ambitions, the University in 2015 also announced proposals for the investment of a further £200 million. This plan, known as the Campus Masterplan 2020, will comprehensively transform its Preston campus over the next decade.

Other colleges of further and higher education include Preston College, which has two campuses and offers A-Level and vocational courses, and an arts college. Preston College also has COVE status in retail. There are also Cardinal Newman College, TUC Education Unit and Royal Preston Hospital, a teaching hospital with a number of medical students from the University of Manchester based here for their clinical training. The city is the administrative centre of Lancashire, a county with a £25.5 billion economy that supports nearly 650,000 jobs. Equipped with a competitive cost base and good location near to Manchester and Liverpool, Preston is the engine room of Lancashire’s economy and one of the largest local economies in the north of the UK.

Preston has been reinventing itself since 1179 and continues to do so. With the government’s economic strategy using cities to drive regional growth, Preston received an enormous boost to its economic growth aspirations with the announcement of the Preston, South Ribble and Lancashire City Deal:

  • £430 million directly invested into central Lancashire
  • expansion of transport and business infrastructure around Preston
  • creation of 20,000 new jobs and 17,000 new homes
  • stimulating a further £2.3 billion worth of local investment

One of the biggest employers is BAE Systems, which has its Military Aircraft headquarters in nearby Warton, whilst BAE Samlesbury is located to the east of Preston. BAE Systems also have large office facilities at the Portway area and at The Strand. Making Preston the major centre of the British defence aerospace industry.

Other noteworthy employers include the Westinghouse Electric Company, Alstom Transport, Matalan, James Hall and Co and Skiddle. The Tulketh Mill building houses offices and call centres for TalkTalk, The Post Office, Student Loans Company, Team Knowhow and Carphone Warehouse. Due to Preston’s location and easy access to four motorways it is also home to several freight and haulage companies.

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