Hollis Morgan - July 29th live online auction - A vacant detached building ( 4085 Sq Ft ) with development potential to convert or new build on the 0.5 Acre Plot ( STC )
Gilbert Scott House, 22-24 Old Weston Road, Flax Bourton, BS48 iul
Lot Number 1
The Live Online Auction is on Wednesday 29th July at 18:00
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Completion is set for 8 weeks or earlier subject to mutual consent.
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A freehold detached property occupying a mature plot of circa 0.5 Acres with accommodation arranged over two floors ( 4085 Sq Ft ) but predominantly on the ground floor with the first floor having separate external access and also includes the car parking area to the rear that is outside of the fenced boundary.
The property is sold with vacant possession having been empty since spring 2019 and was previously occupied by the Brandon Trust for circa 15 years to house people with learning difficulties.
Cambridge Batch is within the popular village of Flax Bourton and is situated some five miles to the south west of the city, proving an extremely convenient position for the commuter. The village of Flax Bourton offers an active village community with a village hall, public house, church and well-tended cricket pitch and is extremely popular with families. Schooling is provided at the Flax Bourton Church of England Primary School which has recently received an outstanding rating from Ofsted, whilst the village is firmly in the catchment for the well-renowned Backwell Secondary School. There are a number of independent schools available locally including the Downs Preparatory School in nearby Wraxall and Fairfield School in Backwell. Within Bristol itself there are a number of highly regarded independent schools including Clifton College, Bristol Grammar and qeh. A number of recreational facilities are close at hand for those that enjoy walking, cycling or riding with miles of bridleways, public footpaths and acres of open countryside on the doorstep. There are several excellent Golf Courses nearby along with a David Lloyd Health & Leisure Centre situated within 4 miles in Long Ashton. Nailsea provides an excellent spot for your Waitrose or Tesco shop whilst Backwell and Long Ashton provide the more day-to-day conveniences. Access to the city centre along the A370 (Long Ashton bypass) proves to be an excellent link road. Cambridge Heights is within close proximity to children’s play park at nearby Farleigh Green and Festival Way cycle path providing a safe cycle way to Nailsea and central Bristol, whilst Nailsea/Backwell railway station is around 2.5 miles away. This station provides access to Bristol Temple Meads and onto London Paddington. Access to the motorway network at Junction 19 of the M5 motorway is within six miles whilst Bristol International Airport is situated approximately seven miles away
Unique family home
Scope to convert the existing property into a large family home in this highly sought after location.
Potential to split the existing building into 2 + houses or a flat development,
Scope to demolish the existing unit and erect a scheme of new build units.
The property could be occupied as offices, dentist, nursery etc
All subject to gaining the necessary consents.
We understand no residential planning has previously been sought.
“The site offers a number of potential development options to explore, given the residential character of the private cul-de-sac and the site’s connectivity to nearby settlements, including Long Ashton, Nailsea and Bristol.
Like the other four properties adjacent to the private road, permission could be sought for the conversion of Gilbert Scott House into a substantial single dwelling house, incorporating appearance upgrades and/or proportionate additions and alterations. Given the size of the existing building, permission could be alternatively sought for the conversion of the property into multiple dwellings, such as two houses or even apartments, although the relationship to the setting of the adjacent listed building (Coroner’s Court) will need careful consideration.
The site is categorised as previously developed “brownfield” land, and as such, there is a possibility of redevelopment as opposed to conversion. The existing building offers a significant building volume, which can be re-provided in the form of either a single large replacement building or carefully arranged as two separate smaller buildings.
Stoke Morgan Planning
Calum Melhuish ( Hollis Morgan New Homes ) can advise on potential resale values and gdv's for the various development options.
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