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The Wright News



Wright Commercial are pleased to report the successful sale of 81 Boutport Street, Barnstaple. This landmark premises, built by Petter of Barnstaple in 1898, previously traded as Raymonds Bakery, Wildens Hardware shop and more latterly SMR Phoenix recycle has been a familiar destination retail outlet for nearly 120 years.  Built in the Flemish Renaissance style with its red brick facade and large arched window (formerly a gated access way), the building is one of the largest retail spaces in the Town Centre, extending as it does to over 4000 sq ft on the ground floor alone!

To the rear is an unusually large yard area and there are an additional 3 floors of accommodation to the upper parts.

Tim Hickman of Wright Commercial commented “81 Boutport Street is highly unusual for both its architectural style and sheer size. The majority of larger retail units in the Town Centre are either conjoined buildings or of modern construction. This one also has an unusually large outside space to the rear making it ideal for restaurant or bar use.”

The premises have been purchased by a Devon buyer from Torquay who will be looking in to the best way to take the building forward in to its next phase of life. More details to follow....

Wright Commercial can be contacted at their town centre Cross Street offices on 01271 377333.

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