The Old Fire Station occupies a very prominent position on the corner of Copenhagen Street and Deansway, just off the High Street and near to the Cathedral in Worcester City Centre. Whilst in the heart of the City, a short stroll takes you to the banks of the River Severn and Worcester Racecourse.
Worcester is a Cathedral City with a population of just over 100,000 on the banks of the River Severn.
Worcester is readily accessible by road, rail and air. Junctions 6 and 7 of the M5 provide easy access to the motorway network and Birmingham airport whilst the City has 2 railway stations, Foregate Street and Shrub Hill. A new Station, Worcestershire Parkway, is being constructed close to J7 of the motorway, which will provide sustainable access to regional and national destinations including the south-west, north-east, London and the Thames Valley.
The City has a thriving and expanding University, first class rugby and cricket teams, a picturesque racecourse adjacent to the River Severn and an active arts scene.
It has an excellent retail, restaurant and cafe offering with the CrownGate Shopping Centre and the recently developed Cathedral Square as the focal destinations although there are a number of historic streets in the City providing a wide range of independent boutiques and restaurants.
The imposing three storey property sits at the junction of Deansway and Copenhagen Street but also has a further frontage to historic Fish Street. The building was constructed between 1939 and 1941 and designed by architect Percy Thomas who also designed the former police station building directly opposite.
Originally home to the local fire station, the building now represents a unique opportunity for restoration and redevelopment into a range of high quality bespoke homes, in a courtyard setting.
Overall the building extends to approximately 27,000 sq ft (2,509 sq m) GIA and sits on a site of approximately 0.4 acres (0.16 ha).
Planning consent was originally granted in 2015 for the conversion of the 1st and 2nd floors to 22 residential apartments and for conversion of the ground floor to either retail or restaurant use (A1/A3) on the Copenhagen Street frontage and either office or leisure use (B1/D2) on the Deansway frontage (Ref P15D0331).
This consent was implemented following the discharging of pre-commencement conditions.
A further planning consent - Permission in Principle - was granted on 17th August 2018 for the change of use at ground floor to residential use (9 units) (Ref P18D0310).
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