Hilton Smythe is delighted to welcome to the market this well-established and very popular MOT and vehicle sales and service centre in Droylesden, Greater Manchester.
The business was established in1983 and has been in our clients` careful ownership since 2004. Only now is the business being offered to the market due to our clients` other business commitments and desire for re-location. The business is currently open 6 days per week and generates a turnover in the region of £362,100 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 35%.
Our clients` offer a variety of services including vehicle sales, MoT`s class 4,5 and 7, bodywork, vehicle repairs and servicing, as well as being a supplier of 4 x 4 parts and accessories. The business is also an outlet for Britparts, Allmakes and Bearmack. Our clients` have built up an enviable reputation within the industry, which has resulted in a very loyal client base with a lot of repeat trade and word of mouth recommendations.
We have been informed by our client that he has been approached in the past by supermarkets regarding the large plot of land, which we feel offers an excellent development opportunity.
We believe there is scope to increase the turnover by holding a small marketing campaign to highlight the business and the services offered. A new owner could also establish a website to promote the business. The premises are well-equipped to suit the trade with a large range of tools and equipment.
This is an ideal opportunity for a new owner to acquire a busy garage with an excellent reputation and scope for future development; therefore early viewing of this desirable business must come highly recommended.
Carriages Ltd occupies substantial ground floor, lock-up premises in Droylesden, Greater Manchester. The business is ideally located on a busy road and is surrounded by densely populated residential estates, from which the business derives much of its trade. The business benefits from ample off-street parking to the front of the premises. Droylesden is a town within the Metropolitan Borough of Tameside in Greater Manchester and has a population of approximately 23,172 residents. The town centre is about one mile away from the property and boasts a wealth of shops, businesses and amenities.
The business premises has easy access to the public transport system with several bus stops within easy walking distance of the property. The nearest railway station is Guide Bridge, which is approximately 2 miles away. The area is also well served by the A-roads, with the A6140 within easy driving distance, which links to the vast A-road and motorway networks. Manchester City Centre is just 5½ miles away and Oldham is 5 miles away.
Substantial ground floor, lock-up premises, briefly comprising:
Main office with desks, PC and shelving to suit trade.
Large garage/service and repair area.
MoT service bay.
All diagnostic equipment for MoT`s (Autologic).
3 x Ravaglioli 4½ tonne, two post baseless ramps with 5 metre height lift.
Class 7 MoT lane.
Class 7 brake tester.
Snap-on gas analyser.
Atlas Copco GA15 screw compressor.
500 litre air receiver.
Off street parking for approximately 12 vehicles to front.
We are advised Freehold.
A leasehold option maybe available by separate negotiation.
The business is open:
Monday – Saturday: 8.00am – 5.30pm
The business is owner run and managed with 1 staff member.
The business generates a turnover in the region of £362,100 per annum, with a gross profit of approximately 35%.
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