The Sorting Office Preston, Lancashire, England, United Kingdom 1 - 3 Bed Flat £120,000 | €136,008 | $150,017 Request a Currency Exchange Quote Here

Conversion of former Post Office in Preston into luxury apartments, completion May 2019. 7% rental assurance per annum. 0.5 miles from station, smart home features, city's first communal rooftop garden.

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Property Attributes

Property Features

Garden, Attic, Roof Terrace

Amenities & Services

Parking, Train Station

Building Characteristics

Conversion, Listed

Lifestyle features

City, Coastal
Property Description ID:30291034

Preston is the third largest city in the North West of England and was named the region’s best city to live and work in 2016. A major stop on the West Coast main line, it is a short commute from employment hubs such as Manchester, and earmarked as a key destination on the planned HS2 route.


The City Deal Partnership will deliver £430M of transport investment, 20,000 new jobs and 17,000 new homes in Preston & Lancashire, providing a £2.3 billion boost to the region's economy and helping attract more young professionals, students, families and couples to the area.


The Sorting Office is in a central location only minutes from Preston train station and all amenities - ideal to meet demand from young professionals and families in the city. It's designed specifically for the private rented sector, with a premier finish and energy-efficient Smart Home technology in-built throughout.


Formerly a Royal Mail Sorting Office, the Grade II Listed building is being transformed into 31 luxury apartments. A unique offering in the city’s property market, it will retain the character of the original brick building, combining high-spec living and local history. All apartments include private parking, and access to the city’s first communal roof garden.


Prices for the apartments start from £120,000 for a 1 bed unit, with an affordable payment plan that lets buyers pay 30% upon exchange and 70% upon completion - ideal for arranging finance for up to 70% of the valuation on completion.


The properties are offered at a discount to the independent RICS Valuation provided, with a 5% discount for mortgage investors and a 10% discount for cash buyers.


Cash buyers have the option of taking a fixed return of 7% NET, assured for the first 12 months. Alternatively, mortgage investors can leverage cheap borrowing costs to amplify year 1 cashflows to 13% or 14% depending on the unit chosen. The financial illustration shows the power of compounding - when combined with steady capital growth over a 10-year hold period, this investment is forecast to generate total returns of over 190% - an annualized return of around 19% per year.

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Important Property Information

Available Units

1 - 3 Bed Flat
  • GBP Price: £120,000
  • EUR Price: €136,008
  • USD Price: $150,017

Key Selling Points

  • Unique luxury apartments in up-and-coming city of Preston
  • Central location next to station and park
  • City's first communal rooftop garden
  • 7% NET returns- assured for 12 months (cash only)
  • Prices from £120K- pay 30% on exchange
  • 10% discount to RICS valuation for cash buyers
Mortgage Information
Investment Facts

Category : Residential Buy to Let

Cash requirement : £120,000

Discount: 10% to Market Value

Cash buyers only

Finance: 70% LTV at 1.89% Interest Rate

Reservation Fee: 5000.00 GBP

Payment Structure : 30.00 % Depsoit

upon exchange

Completion Date:

Income Yield: 7.00% Net Yield Guaranteed

1 year (cash only)
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