Leisure/hospitality for sale in Churchgates House, St Nicholas Church And Cafe, 4 Cutler Street, Ipswich, Suffolk IP1

£1,250,000 (£103/sq. ft)
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Leisure/hospitality for sale 12,136 sq. ft*

Property features

  • Situated between the main town centre and the popular Waterfront
  • There is good access and 16 car parking spaces
  • Would suit conversion, subject to planning permission
  • Attractive freehold sale

Property description


The properties are situated in The Saints area, between the main town centre and the popular Waterfront. The Saints is one of Ipswich's most attractive areas and boasts a number of high-quality restaurants and independent retailers. Nearby commercial occupiers include Willis Towers Watson, the Novotel hotel, Sanctuary Group, Prettys Solicitors and various other local/national businesses. There are numerous apartment blocks and successful residential conversions nearby, including Saxon House, Wolsey Street, St Nicholas House and St Nicholas Court.


Churchgates house

Churchgates House is an attractive detached, three-storey office building, built in the 1980s, and currently provides a mix of open-plan and cellular accommodation, with two staircases. There is good access and parking to the front of the property.

Specification includes:

Suspended ceilings, carpet throughout, kitchens and WCs, air conditioning in the main meeting room, gas central heating, perimeter trunking. Would suit conversion, subject to planning permission.

There is a café/restaurant extension, with glazed frontage onto Cromwell Square, which is fully fitted with a commercial kitchen and WCs. This building forms a link between the offices and Conference Centre.

St nicholas church

Grade II* Listed building, which has been used for conferences, functions and as a meeting hall. Externally, there is car parking for 16 cars.

Accommodation (all areas approximate):
Churchgates House
Ground floor: 3,628 sq ft / 337 sq m
First floor: 2,234 sq ft / 208 sq m
Second floor: 1,685 sq ft / 157 sq m
total: 7,547 sq ft / 701 sq m

Ground floor: 971 sq ft / 90 sq m
Ground floor kitchen: 195 sq ft / 18 sq m
Gross internal area: 1,166 sq ft / 108 sq m

Total floor area: 3,423 sq ft / 318 sq m


Offices: Class E.

Church: Flexible D1 non-residential institutional uses, including the cafe area.

The Church is within the Ipswich Conservation Area:

Ip/03/00575/ful; St Nicholas Church; Diocesan resource centre, meeting rooms, bookshop and ancillary use.

Ip/03/00576/lbc; Landscaping and extension to the car park.

Business rates:

Churchgates House - Rateable Value £50,500
Café - Rateable value £9,200
Conference Centre - Rateable value £20,750

All interested parties should contact Ipswich Borough Council.

Services & Service Charge:

We understand that mains electricity, water, and gas are connected to the property. Nb: None of the services have been tested and it is the responsibility of the proposed purchaser to satisfy themselves as to their operation / condition, including it and telecommunications links.


Offices rated 68C, certificate, valid until 10th February 2032.

EPCs have been requested for the Church and café.

Terms & Tenure:

Offers in the region of £1,250,000 are requested for this valuable freehold interest, with vacant possession.


VAT is applicable on the Church and café. VAT status to be confirmed for the offices.

Property info

* Sizes listed are approximate. Please contact the agent to confirm actual size.

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