The property comprises a 3 storey, mid terrace building of traditional stone construction beneath a pitched slate roof. It is arranged as two shop units, each with basement storage accommodation together with self-contained office accommodation above. This accommodation at first and second floor levels is accessed via a separate entrance located down a passageway off Highgate, to the south side of the building. The upper parts overfly this passageway. The property also includes part of the first floor adjacent building (9 Highgate). To the front of 5 Highgate is a retail sales area with preparation area behind and to the rear of the shop is a staff room/office/WC facility. A staircase from the shop sales area leads to the basement storage area. 5a Highgate has a sales area which has been partitioned internally. In addition, the shop also has a store room, office, staff canteen and WC facilities. Stairs from the store room lead to the basement storage area. This unit also has use of a room and small kitchen at first floor level. The remainder of the first floor space provides refurbished office accommodation. The main stairwell to the upper floors is to the south side of the building. The stairwell to the north side links the upper floors and provides a fire escape for the second floor.