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The Orwell Centre, 114 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AF

For sale: POA|1204 Sq M|Office, Leisure Property, Retail - Out of Town, Retail Park, Offices, Licensed & Leisure, Retail


SIZE1204 Sq M
ADDRESSThe Orwell Centre, 114 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AF
TYPEOffice, Leisure Property, Retail - Out of Town, Retail Park, Offices, Licensed & Leisure, Retail
TENUREUnder Offer, For Sale Freehold
POSTED ON13th December 2019



The property is prominently located on the south side of Fore Hamlet (A1156) to the south east of Ipswich town centre and shown on the plan opposite. Fore Hamlet leads into Felixstowe Road, one of the principal arterial roads serving the town, connecting with the A14 4.6 miles to the east. Ipswich Waterfront and the University of Suffolk are within 0.2 miles to the west and the immediate surrounding area comprises a mix of business premises and housing.


The property comprises a former industrial/warehouse building which has been converted and refurbished to create a place of worship and community centre. The ground floor has been arranged to provide entrance foyer, large meeting rooms, offices, children's room, kitchen and WC facilities, Two staircases and a 6 person passenger lift provide access to the first floor which comprises a large auditorium and further individual rooms. Spilt level accommodation on the right hand side of the building provides offices, toilets, storage and basement plant room.

The building is served by gas fired central heating with air conditioning to the first floor accommodation. Suspended ceilings with recessed lighting are fitted to the majority of the accommodation.

A secure, surfaced car park is situated to the rear of the building and provides approximately 37 parking spaces.


The property provides the following approximate floor area:

Ground floor 504.09 sq m ( 5,426 sq ft)
Upper ground floor 81.56 sq m ( 878 sq ft)
First floor 537.77 sq m ( 5,789 sq ft)
Basement 80.15 sq m ( 863 sq ft)

Total gross internal
floor area 1,203.57 sq m (12,956 sq ft)

The gross site area is approximately 0.173 hectares (0.43 acres).


We understand that the property is connected to mains electricity, water, gas and drainage.

We have not tested any of the services and all interested parties should rely upon their own enquiries with the relevant utility companies in connection with the availability and capacity of all of those serving the property including IT and telecommunication links.


Planning permission was granted in 1999 for the conversion of the premises from offices (class B1) to a place of worship (class D1) with associated car parking.

The property is considered suitable for a range of alternative business, community and social uses, subject to planning.

Local Authority

Ipswich Borough Council
Grafton House
15-17 Russell Road

T: 01473 432 000


The rear part of the car park is held under a freehold title (SK194701).

The building and area of parking immediately adjoining it are held under a lease for a term of 75 years from 29th September 1961 at a fixed rent of £300 per annum (SK19158).

The property is to be sold by informal tender. Best and final offers are requested by 12 pm on Friday 15th November 2019 for the combined freehold and long leasehold interests and further details are available upon request.

( Agency Pilot Software Ref: 14869087 )


Location: The Orwell Centre, 114 Fore Hamlet, Ipswich, IP3 8AF

Derby Road (0.6 miles)

Ipswich (1.0 miles)

Westerfield (2.1 miles)


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