For Sale

BBC Radio Lancashire
20-26 Darwen Street

PRICE: £1,300,000 PLUS VAT


A substantial 2 storey detached corner building of approximately 8,822 sqft (820 sqm) currently used as a broadcasting studio with offices and car park to the rear. The property is in a very good condition and has the benefit of both gas fired central heating and air conditioning with the air conditioning amounting to approximately 60% of the property. An Ottis 8 person lift also serves the property.


The property is located in the centre of Blackburn close to the junction of Darwen Street, Market Street and St Peter Street. The subject property occupies a prominent central position within a retail parade adjoining Albermarle and Bond Pawnbrokers and Barclays Bank and opposite to Blackburn Cathedral and close to The Mall Shopping Centre.


All measurements are approximate:

Ground Floor:

Entrance and reception area, live studio, 4 broadcasting studios, server room, computer room, w.c. facilities, engineering workshop and car parking accessed off Mincing Lane.

GIA: 4,411 sqft (410 sqm)

First Floor:

Manager’s office, administration office, board room, library, interview room, news room, news studio, station room, storage room, plant room, staff kitchen and w.c. facilities.

GIA: 4,411 sqft (410 sqm)

Total GIA: 8,822 (820 sqm) approx.


Rear car park with approximately 10-15 spaces.


Term: 25 year lease from 8 October 2004
Basis: FRI
Rent: £83,724 pa
Fixed Increases: 2014 to £94,726 pa & 2019 to £107,174 pa
Review: 2024
Expiry: September 2029

Business Rates:

Charging Authority: Blackburn with Darwen Council
Description: Office & Premises
Rateable Value: £48,250.00
Rates Payable: £23,691.50 approx.
Period: 2015/16
Tenant Break Clause: September 2021


We understand the property currently has permitted use for Offices and Broadcasting Studio.


Mains services are connected to the property. The services, fittings and appliances (if any) have not been tested by the selling agents.


We understand that VAT is applicable on the purchase price.

Energy Performance Certificate

Rating 69, Band C.


By appointment through the sole selling agent.


Important Information: - Shonki Brothers their clients and any joint agents give notice that:
These particulars are prepared as a general guide for the property and whilst they are believed to be correct their accuracy is not guaranteed. As such all photographs, measurements, floorplans and distances referred to are only provided as a guide and should not be relied upon for the purchase of flooring or any other fixtures or fittings.

Any and all fixtures and fittings listed in these particulars are deemed removable by the vendor. We have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fixtures or services and it is in the buyer’s interest to check the working condition of any applications.

Neither Shonki Brothers Ltd nor its employees or agents are authorised to make or give any representation, guarantees or warranties whatsoever in relation to the above premises. Interested parties must satisfy themselves by inspection or survey on any matter or statement contained in these particulars.

These particulars do not constitute part or all of an offer or contract.

Whilst we take care in preparing these particulars, it is the buyers responsibility to ensure they have carried out all their investigations of the various aspects of the property and that his/her legal representative confirms as soon as possible all matters relating to title, including the extent and boundaries of the property and other important matters, before exchange of contracts

Any ground rent, service charges and any other lease details (where applicable) and council tax are given as a guide only and should be checked and confirmed by your Solicitor prior to exchange of contracts.

The premises detailed in these particulars are offered subject to them not having been let, sold or withdrawn and Shonki Brothers Ltd will accept no liability for consequential loss arising from these particulars or any negotiations in relation thereto.

You are asked to exercise all care and diligence during your inspection of the property and the Agents are unable to warrant that the property is free of hazards or complies with Health and Safety legislation. The Agents accept no liability for injury or loss to persons or property when visiting the property.

In accordance with the Money Laundering Regulations 2017, the intending purchaser will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there is no delay in agreeing the sale.