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16 Southgates Road

Great Yarmouth, NR30 3LJ

9,282 sqft


16 Southgates Road is a prominent office building with a fully-fitted call centre and ancillary storage. The property comprises a brick and tiled building facing Southgates Road, which is the main road serving the east side of the port, leading to the South Denes Industrial Area and the outer harbour (East Port). The accommodation is on ground and two upper floors, with the call centre being in a converted industrial building at the rear with pedestrian access from Exmouth Road. The call centre could be used as conventional offices.

  • Heating and comfort cooling
  • Carpeted solid floors
  • Suspended ceilings with inset Cat 2 lighting
  • Extensive Cat 5 wiring and power distribution
  • Call Centre with capacity for 60 plus seats
  • Mix of open-plan and cellular offices
  • Kitchens and staff facilities
  • Toilets on each floor
  • Forecourt parking


Great Yarmouth is a busy port serving the offshore gas and oil industry. The town has an urban population of approximately 90,000.

The property is situated approximately one mile to the south of the town centre on Southgates Road, which is the main road serving the east side of the port, leading to the South Denes Industrial Area and the outer harbour (East Port).

Accommodation Description

Please see attached brochure for accommodation details.




The Valuation Office Agency website indicates that from April 2023 the Rateable Value is £30,000. This is not the annual rates payable.

The rates payable will depend on the occupier's circumstances and can be obtained from either Great Yarmouth Borough Council (01493 856100), or via which includes a rates payable calculator.

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Contact: James Allen
Tel: 01603 756332

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James Allen

Roche Chartered Surveyors

01603 756332
07778 297298

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