The property comprises an approximately 590 sqm (6,350 sqft) early 1900’s two storey building of brick construction. The property provides a closed and drained swimming pool, changing facilities, fitness area and first floor ancillary office/kitchen area. The property can be accessed from the south via King’s Road and the north via Norwood Road. To the front of the property lies a tarmacked parking area.
Assembly and Leisure. The property has a draft allocation within the draft Reading Borough Local Plan (May 2017) for residential development of 6-10 dwellings.
The property has been added to the Borough’s list of Locally Listed Buildings. The listing relates only to the buildings front façade, there will be a strong presumption for retention and incorporation of the frontal building within any future redevelopment proposal. A copy of the Local Listing Report and a planning briefing note can be found within the information pack. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Authority to satisfy themselves with regards to the planning prospects of the site.
Under the Localism Act 2011 this property has been designated as an Asset of Community Value.
The property currently comprises a 3 storey Grade II listed Georgian town house, with a modern extension to the rear. The current use of the property is offices. The property extends to approximately 235.5 sqm (2,535 sqft) NIA with a total site area of approximately 0.025 hectares (0.063 acres). The property is situated within the Grade II listed Queen’s Cresent, with Queen’s Road to the north and Livery Close to the south, which provides access to the car park. A neighbouring property, 38 Queens Road, has been converted into residential accommodation comprising five 1 and 2 bedroom apartments. We would anticipate that, subject to the necessary consents, this property would have similar potential.
The site is owned freehold by the vendor under registered title BK125894. Copies of the title are provided as part of the information pack. The purchaser should consider the title information and take advice from a legal professional.