Bridge House – 97-101 High Street – Tonbridge – Kent TN9 1DR


Tonbridge is a principal town in Northwest Kent, 35 miles southeast of London and located just to the east of the A21(T), approximately 3 miles to the northeast of Tunbridge Wells, 7 miles southeast of Sevenoaks and around 10 miles south of junction 5 of the M25. There is easy access to Gatwick Airport being 28 miles to the west, and Folkestone Eurotunnel 50 miles to the east.


Bridge House is situated towards the northern end of the High Street, just beyond the bridge over the River Medway, and opposite Tonbridge Castle. The building is in a prominent position on the corner of Lyons Crescent, which is now predominately residential with several recent new developments. There is a wide retail and leisure offering close by. At the southern end of the High Street, less than ½ mile distant, is the mainline train station providing a direct service to London stations, with a typical journey time of 40 minutes.


A purpose-built office building providing a single retail unit on the ground floor and undercroft parking to the rear. the 1st, 2nd and 3rd floors are currently arranged as 5 separate offices, with the first floor having access to an internal courtyard terrace. There is a flat roof area to the rear of the third-floor offices, offering potential for additional space.

We are of the opinion that the vacant offices could be updated and subdivided to create smaller office suites and thus improve their marketability.

The currently office availability and stock in Tonbidge is limited. Other offices that are currently being advertised (excluding serviced offices)are as follows (Source : EG Property Link – 02/22):

  • Wharf House – 382 – 4190 sq ft – Quoting Rent – £20/ sq ft pax – undergoing refurbishment and available Summer 2022.
  • Hildenbrook House – 2580 sq ft – Quoting Rent – £19.38 / sq t pax
  • Douglas House – 7347 sq ft – Quoting Rent – £15/sq ft pax

Otherwise, the upper floors have potential for a change of use to residential, and conversion to apartments, subject to all the necessary local authority consents.

Average new build price range in Tonbridge and Malling was between £410 – £525 (Q1 2021)

House price change in Tonbridge and Malling to end of June 2021 was 6.2%,  with the average house price being £389,600

Source – Kent Property Market Report 2021

Tenancy Schedule

UnitTenantLease (yrs.)Sq. ft (Sq. m)Rent (£)ReviewBreak ClauseRent DepositService ChargeL&T Act 1954
Ground – Retail


Prayosha Enterprises Ltd – t/a Bites & Melts15 – 15/12/20211750 (162.58)


20,00015/12/2026 & 15/12/203115/12/2026 & 15/12/2031YesFullOutside
First – Front – OfficeVacant1640 (152.36)
First – Rear – OfficeVacant2650 (246.19)
Second – Front – OfficeArgonaut Partnership LLP4 – 08.03.20181566 (145.48)25,000YesFull

(Schedule of Condition)

Second – Rear – OfficeVacant2667 (247.77)


Third – OfficeNorman Bromley Partnership6 – 21.06.20171684 (156.45)27,00021/06/2020 21/06/2020NoFullOutside



ERV – (184,000)

Detailed information

Further information including lease documents; land registry plan and register; service charge budget; asbestos report; energy performance certificates; gas & electrical reports; and floor plans are available on request.


Freehold, subject to the occupational leases.


Our client is seeking offers in excess of £2.5 million. The purchase price will not be subject to VAT.


Strictly by appointment and accompanied through the sole agents: Durlings – Rupert Farrant or Julie Chalmers – 01892


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Property Details

Location: Tonbridge
Description: A purpose built office & retail building subject to short term occupational tenancies. Potential to enhance income or seek a change of use for residential development - stpp.
Size: 12000 sq ft
Tenure: Freehold
Price: Guide price - £2,500,000
Terms: For Sale subject to the occupational tenancies

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