Grade II listed office building - may suit alternative uses, subject to planning
The property is centrally located towards the southern end of Quarry street, which links High street with the A281. The buildings westerly outlook boasts fantastic views across the River Wey Navigation and beyond to The Mount. The High street can be accessed within approx. 300m from the subject property which in turn provides a vast array of town centre amenities including prime retailing, restaurants, bars and banks. Furthermore, Guildford mainline railway station is approximately 10 minutes’ walk providing regular direct rail services to London Waterloo (35 mins), Gatwick airport and Reading. Guildford, often referred to as the ‘county town’ of Surrey, is situated just off the A3 London to Portsmouth trunk road and only 8 miles from the M25 (junction 10). Furthermore, Guildford is ideally placed to benefit from the south east’s excellent transport infrastructure including easy access to both Heathrow and Gatwick airports, which are located equidistant from the town.
Diocesan House is a Grade II Listed office building and the former administrative headquarters of the Guildford diocese who until recently had occupied the building from circa 1930. The original part of the building is thought to date from the 1700’s with more recent additions to the rear constructed during the latter part of the 20th century. the building retains many original period features and a wealth of history. Internally, the accommodation is primarily situated over ground and first floors and comprises a mixture of smaller cellular offices and larger open plan spaces together with kitchen and WC facilities. Furthermore, there is a substantial basement under the original part of the building. The building has two main access points being the original front door accessed directly off Quarry street and a side entrance forming part of the rear extension. Externally, the property benefits from an attractive courtyard garden at the rear which is mainly laid to lawn and features a timber built summerhouse. Along the southern elevation of the extension, there are approximately 7 car parking spaces representing a generous town centre allocation.
Floor GIA - sq ft (sq m) NIA - sq ft (sq m) Basement 418 (38.86) Ground 2,749 (255.39) 2,380 (221.50) First 2,756 (256.05) 2,688 (249.68) TOTAL 5,923 (550.30) 5,068 (470.83)
Offers are invited for the freehold interest in excess of £1.65m. Both conditional and unconditional offers will be considered. We are informed that vat is not applicable to the sale.
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