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Urmston Aquatics+Reptile Centre In Great Location

Manchester, Greater Manchester, England

  • Leasehold Price: £189,995  Price Reduced arrow_drop_down
  • Sale Agreed
  • Annual Turnover: £651,000
  • Annual Gross Profit: £240,000
  • Annual Net Profit: £75,500
Seller Reference: 5862
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Seller Reference: 5862
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Business Description
Lucrative & Long Established Business Thriving Since 1998
Annual Turnover £651,000
Gross Profit £240,000
Net Profit £75,500
Brilliantly Located at 0.7 Miles From Trafford Centre
On Site Spacious Parking With Facility for 12 Cars
Large Database Of Customers With Room For Expansion
REF 5862 – Leasehold Aquatics Centre

Blacks Brokers are proud to bring to the market this leasehold aquatics and reptile centre located a stone's throw from one of the biggest shopping areas in Europe at the Trafford Centre, Greater Manchester.


Urmston Aquatics has been trading on Barton Road since 2008, having been in smaller premises close by for 10 years previously. Having a 20 year trading history, the business has gained a large and loyal customer base and has established itself within the local community as a reputable and knowledgeable supplier of aquatic livestock and accessories.


Situated on a small commercial parade called the circle, this is just a one-minute drive from the M60. The area is a combination of both residential and commercial properties with parking directly outside for customers and also on site car park for 12 cars, plus road side parking.


Urmston Aquatics is only being offered for sale due to our client’s other business interests and lifestyle desires.


The building is available on a competitive rent on an Internal Repair Only lease (IRO lease). This is the most common form of commercial property lease. The current lease is 6 years with rent reviews every 3 years. The current lease began in 2013 at a cost of £25,600 per annum.


The large retail unit is well branded with plenty of signage on display and glazed frontage with offers and advertisements in place. Inside, the main retail area is impressively presented with many display aquariums, neon lighting and tiled flooring throughout. The ground floor displays aquarium dry goods, a rabbit and hamster area with live stock and goods, a reptile area with live stock and goods and a dog and cat area. All areas are presented well and are well-equipped with good quality fixtures and fittings in place. The lower floor houses a marine and coral room, a tropical and coldwater room and a display room for the sale of aquariums.
Also there is a workshop for the building of custom aquariums.


Urmston Aquatics is currently operating with seven, part-time members of staff in employment in addition to our client working on a full-time basis.


Financial details are available upon a viewing of the business and Urmston Aquatics has traded solidly over its trading history. The business generates an annual turnover of £651,000 with gross profits of £240,000 per annum. Rates payable are £8,737 per annum. Customers are mainly from the surrounding areas, with many repeat customers as well as new custom gained from word of mouth recommendation along with some from online advertising.


This leasehold business is long-established with consistent takings and a strong customer base. This proposition would ideally suit an owner operating team with a knowledge of aquatics who could push the business forward, however, it may also be of great interest to another similar business looking for instant expansion and a customer base in this area of Manchester. Early viewings are strongly advised. Fixtures:

2 x Glass top 5 foot Freezers

3 x Glass fronted upright freezers

1 x Upright freezer

2 x Fridges

All shelving and display equipment (extensive amount) Rabbit pens with 6 enclosures Hamster / Mouse pens with 15 enclosures Reptile vivariums with 26 enclosures.

1 x Red Sea Max Live Display Aquarium

Counter with shelves and drawers

EPOS System

3 x PC Computers connected to EPOS system

3 x Printers

Electronic weighing scales

16 channel CCTV system


Marine Room:

1 x 5 foot Large Fish Display Tank

1 x Red Sea Max Live Aquarium

1 x Coral Table System

6 x Live Rock Tank System

6 x Live Display Invert Tanks

21 x Live Display Marine Fish Tanks

Tropical Room:

1 x Plant Display Aquarium Tank

1 x Siamese Fighters Display System

62 x Live Display Tropical Tanks

18 x Live Display cold water Tanks

1 x Live Display Discus Tank

3x Live Display Large Fish Tanks

Glass Build Room:

Fully fitted work place for construction and building glass aquariums and furniture

Aquarium Display Room:

Number of stands and plinths displaying a range of aquariums for sale

Filter Room:

Coldwater filter system

Tropical fish filter system with 1000 litre sump; 4 bank UV system; Sand bed tower filter; heater box and trickle tower.

Marine fish filter system with 1000 litre sump; sand bed tower filter; heater box; protein skimmer chamber and trickle tower.

Invert/ Coral filter system.

6 tank quarantine system.

750 litre salt water preparation system for sale of salt water to customers.

1000 litre RO system for sale of Reverse Osmosis water to customers.
Trading hours:
Mon - Fri - 9.30am - 6pm Sat - 9.30am - 5pm Sun - 10am - 4pm
Location Details:
Leasehold Term:
£492 Per Week
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