The property is situated with substantial frontage to Bierley Lane, close to its junction with Shetcliffe Lane, in an established residential area, approximately 2½ miles south of Bradford City Centre. Bierley Lane provides access through to Junction 2 of the M606, via Rockhill Lane and the Euroway Trading Estate. To the north, it gives access through to A6177 – Bradford Outer Ring Road, at the Rooley Lane junction which includes a large Asda Superstore, Starbucks, Esso Petrol Station, pharmacy and doctors surgery.
Shetcliffe Lane provides access through to Tong Street (A650) which in turn links through to the M621/M62 Motorway junction giving further access to the motorway network, Leeds and beyond.
The property comprises a former care home, last occupied as a children’s centre, spread across a number of linked buildings, being partly single storey and partly 2-storey and with a tarmacadam car park for approximately 25 vehicles. The property has access from Bierley Lane at 2 points, through its main entrance, but also through a service entrance, which links to the rear of the single storey building.
Internally, the property is divided into a number of rooms, which presumably at one stage were used as bedrooms, but also includes staff areas, toilets, canteen, entrance area/reception and additional “public rooms” with toilet facilities.
We calculate the total gross internal floor area of the property to be in the region of 980.47 square metres (10,544 square feet) and, it occupiers a total site area of 0.337 hectares (0.832 acres).
SERVICES / COMPLIANCE
None of the services have been tested and prospective purchasers are advised to satisfy themselves as to their condition, type and suitability.
The purchaser should make their own tests and enquiries to satisfy themselves that the property complies with all regulations required for their purposes.
The property is considered suitable for a range of alternative uses, principally including residential. We would however strongly recommend that the purchasers make their own necessary planning enquiries of the Local Planning Authority to ascertain the nature, design, density and other factors which may be required in relation to any planning application for a change of use.
The freehold interest of the property is offered for sale with full vacant possession upon completion.
Offers are invited on a conditional or unconditional basis for the freehold interest subject to contract with full vacant possession.
The property is being disposed of by City of Bradford Metropolitan District Council. In accordance with standard Council Policy, the property will be registered for VAT upon a disposal.
LEGAL AND SURVEYORS COSTS
The purchaser will be responsible for a contribution to the Council’s costs in relation to the sale of the property. This will include a payment of £2,000 (plus VAT) in relation to surveyors costs and £1,000 (plus VAT) for legal costs.
ENERGY PERFORMANCE CERTIFICATE
The Energy Performance rating is:-
C - 68