Former Ambulance Station
Long leasehold interest for sale
Best offers are invited by 5pm, 7 May 2021
The subject property is situated on the western side of Beeching Road in Bexhill, which links the A269 with the B2098. It lies just to the south of the A259 South Coast Road and is within walking distance of Bexhill town centre.
The area in which the subject property is situated is predominantly an industrial and trade counter area, although the property lies opposite a Hyundai car showroom and adjacent to Beeching Park day centre. Other occupiers along Beeching Road include Bexhill Community Fire Station, Parker Building Supplies, Furness Controls, Screwfix and Brewers.
The property was purpose built as an Ambulance station and has been used for such ever since. Ambulance stations fall outside of any defined use under the Use Classes Order and are therefore suis generis. Uses other than an ambulance station are most likely to require a planning application for change of use. Interested parties are recommended to take their own advice in respect of planning.
Rents and prices are quoted exclusive of, but may be subject to VAT.
The property comprises a two-storey building to the front of the site, with brickwork elevations and a pitched and tiled roof, with an ambulance garage adjoining at the rear.
The ground floor of the main building provides office and storage accommodation, plus a sluice room, male locker room with shower and WC, and an oil store and boiler room. The first floor is accessed via an internal staircase and provides a staff rest room, kitchen and female locker room with WC. There is also an external balcony area, which is accessible from the staff rest room.
The accommodation to the main building to the front generally has carpets and vinyl flooring, painted plaster walls, wall-mounted radiators, single-glazed metal-framed windows, vertical hanging blinds, and boarded ceilings with surface-mounted fluorescent strip lighting.
The ambulance garage to the rear has a concrete floor, painted blockwork walls, two sectional loading doors (each 4.56m wide x 3.26m high), single-glazed metal-framed windows, steel roof trusses, and corrugated roof sheets with roof lights and suspended fluorescent strip lighting. The ambulance garage has a Clear Internal Height of 3.26m and a Maximum Internal Height of 5.62m.
The property has the following approximate Gross Internal floor areas (GIA):
Ground floor -Ambulance bay3,000 sq ft278.71 sq m
Ground floor -Offices, stores, rest room, WC's and sluice room1,617 sq ft150.25 sq m
First floor -Rest / function rooms, WC's and kitchen1,141 sq ft106.01 sq m
Total5,758 sq ft534.97 sq m
We understand the property has an EPC rating of D.
Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred.
For sale with offers invited in the region of £200,000. Best offers are invited by 5pm, 7 May 2021. See letter at the foot of these details for instructions on how to offer.
The interest being sold is long leasehold. The lease originally granted was for a term of 99 years from 24 June 1970. Therefore expiring in June 2069. This original lease included the subject land and the adjoining land to the west. The land under this lease is subject to rent reviews every 21 years. The total ground rent in relation to both parcels of land under the lease was last reviewed in June 2012 to the current passing rent of £25,087.50 with £9,979.81 pa currently attributed to the subject property (see below).
In September 1996 the subject property and land was transferred from the original lease to the Sussex Ambulance Service National Health Service Trust (now South East Coast Ambulance Service NHS Trust - "SECAmb"), and it is this interest which is to be sold. This part of the site comprises approx. 0.57 acre with the buildings as described above. A 39.78% share of the ground rent under the original lease is attributable to this transfer. The ground rent attributable to the subject property is therefore £9,979.81 pa currently. The next review is in June 2033.
Copies of the original lease and the transfer document are available on the dataroom (https://www.flude.com/Bexhill-Ambulance-Station) for this property on our website.
We strongly recommend that interested parties take independent legal advice on the interest being offered and satisfy themselves in this regard before submitting offers. The vendor will only proceed with a sale to a party who can clearly demonstrate that they understand and are comfortable with the interest being sold.
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