The property is situated on the outskirts of Witnesham village, on the west side of Mow Hill (B1077) approximately 5 miles to the north of Ipswich town centre.
The A14 and A12 dual carriageways are within a short drive. Westerfield train station is approximately 2.5 miles away and provides a regular service to Felixstowe, Lowestoft and London (Liverpool Street), via Ipswich.
The property comprises a range of workshops and stores arranged over a 4.1 acre (1.658 hectare) part surfaced site.
Building 1 comprises a timber frame barn under a pitched roof which currently provides a kitchen/mess room, two stores at ground floor level and an additional first floor store.
Building 2 is of steel portal frame construction with part brick and block elevations under a pitched profile sheet roof. The building is open fronted and provides a large storage area. A lower level section is accessed from the rear of the building and provides storage.
Building 3 provides further open fronted storage/workshop accommodation together with office and WC facilities.
Building 4 is of timber frame construction with timber clad elevations under a pitched corrugated roof. The building provides further storage with access via double doors at the front, rear and side.
At the front of the property is another storage building which runs parallel with the road, this is split into three sections again providing storage accommodation. The right-hand section (Building 5) and middle section (Building 6) comprise a timber frame building with a corrugated pitched roof, the middle section is open fronted. At the left-hand end is a garage (Building 7) of blockwork construction under a corrugated roof, served by an up and over door.
Building 8 is a detached garage of blockwork construction under a pitched corrugated asbestos roof.
The property provides the following approximate gross internal floor areas:
Building 1 1,297 sq ft ( 120.53 sq m)
Building 2 4,385 sq ft ( 407.39 sq m)
Building 3 1,096 sq ft ( 101.82 sq m)
Building 4 1,260 sq ft ( 117.07 sq m)
Building 5 603 sq ft ( 56.01 sq m)
Building 6 1,661 sq ft ( 154.30 sq m)
Building 7 327 sq ft ( 30.40 sq m)
Building 8 300 sq ft ( 27.87 sq m)
Total GIA 10,929 sq ft (1,015.39 sq m)
The property has historically been occupied as a Saw Mill with associated surface storage land. The property is considered suitable for alternative light industrial and storage uses, subject to planning.
All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority.
The property is understood to be connected to mains water, electricity 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 those serving the property including IT and telecommunications links.
The premises is assessed as follows:
Rateable Value: £12,250
Rates Payable (2020/21): £6,122.75
The rates are based on a UBR for the current year of 49.9p in the pound. All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local rating authority in order to verify their rates liability.
East Suffolk District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT Telephone: 01394 383789
The premises are available to let on a new business lease upon terms to be agreed at an initial rent of £29,500 per annum exclusive.
Alternatively, offers are invited in the region of £495,000 for the freehold interest with vacant possession.
The property is not VAT elected.
Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs.
In the event of a sale a restrictive covenant is to be put in place precluding residential.
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