The Perfect Waterfront Location

  • Date: 18th July 2021

Hellier Langston are thrilled to be offering this large marine site with a mixture of detached and semi detached industrial/warehouse units and grade A office accommodation. The property is in a prime waterfront location, situated on the River Itchen, providing access to the water via a 20 meter wide slipway or 20 tonne gantry crane straight from the main high warehouse.

Merlin Quay, Woolston comprises a concrete wharf totalling 1.767 hectares (4.37 acres) with 6,209.19 m2 (66,836 ft2) of warehouse and industrial units within four buildings known as Bay 1, Bay 2, Bay 3 and Bay 4. To the rear of Bay 1 and Bay 2 is a large concrete yard which has been recently reinforced and resurfaced; providing direct access onto the River Itchen via a 20m wide concrete slipway.

Merlin Quay Property

Bay 1:

Bay 1 is a clear span steel portal framed workshop/warehouse at 21,074 sq ft; with a full height, insulated concertina loading door as well as a full height up and over loading door that opens onto the main yard and slipway area. There is a further full height roller shutter door in the rear and a two storey office area incorporating 63 amp 3 phase sockets, high level fans, bathroom facilities and other office amenities.

Bay 2:

Bay 2 is a steel truss frame warehouse/ workshop at 11,930 sq ft; with a profile metal clad roof incorporating 10% natural roof lights. The unit is served by a full length 5 tonne gantry crane. To the side of the unit is a full length mono pitched area that hosts stores, offices and

bathroom facilities. At the end of the building is a single storey office block which is currently being used as a stores/ electronics area.

Bay 3:

Bay 3 is a large single high bay building at 30,371 sq ft, which benefits from direct water access from the wharf onto the River Itchen, by use of an internal and external 20 tonne gantry crane. Bay 3 comprises a clear span portal framed workshop/warehouse with a full width, full height sectional sliding door opening which also has access onto the deep water wharf. The unit also hosts 2 x level access loading doors to the rear and side elevations. A new bathroom and locker room area has recently been installed under the steel framed mezzanine located at the rear of the unit.

Bay 4:

Located in the yard of Bays 1 and 2 sits Bay 4, a detached single storey industrial building at 3,461 st ft, this has most recently been used as a spray booth. The unit also hosts a “bolted on” external area that houses a compressor, sandblasting equipment and 3 side elevation roller shutter doors. Offices run along both sides of the unit with stores and bathroom facilities.

Hercules House Offices:

To the front of Bay 4 is a modern (built in 2011) purpose built office block over two storeys with 55 car parking spaces in a tarmac car park. The office block is 10,442 sq ft and benefits from a large reception area, heating and cooling system, double glazing and predominantly open floor office facilities.

Merlin Quay is available either as a whole or in parts by way of a new Full Repairing and Insuring lease(s) with a term to be agreed and incorporating 5 yearly periodic rent reviews. The unit is quoted at £750,000 per annum exclusive of VAT, business rates and any other occupational costs. The property is available to let from January 2022.

Hellier Langston’s Director Matthew Poplett said “This is a unique opportunity to acquire an industrial site with direct water access in Southampton. It will suit a variety of industrial, marine companies as well as the emerging renewable energy sector. The site was formerly a wind turbine manufacturing facility prior to its current use of manufacturing and repairing hovercrafts.”

View the property brochure for more information. To discuss further or to book a viewing please contact Matthew Poplett on 023 8057 4512, at or via the contact form on our website.

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