Rare opportunity to purchase a landmark building in Chelmsford
The Anne Knight Building is a wonderful Grade ll listed property with a rich history in Chelmsford city centre, currently on the market with our Commercial team.
The building forms a unique part of Chelmsford’s history and is named after Anne Knight, a Quaker born in Springfield in the late 1700s. She went on to become a social reformer and pioneer of her time and was later a member of the Chelmsford branch of the Women’s Anti-Slavery Society and an avid campaigner for equal rights for women.
The Anne Knight Building, located opposite the railway station in Chelmsford, was used as a Quaker Meeting House from 1823 until the 1950s and formed part of the Anglia Ruskin University campus until they relocated in 2008. Most recently, it has been occupied and run as a bar and restaurant and is currently configured to provide a large bar and seating area, kitchen and storage to the ground floor, with two separate staircases leading to the mezzanine, where there is another bar and further seating.
Now available to purchase on a long leasehold for a term of 999 years, this prominent landmark building of just under 7,000sq ft is in a fantastic location and could be suitable for a variety of uses.
Chelmsford is a thriving city with an established business sector and in a fantastic location for those who need access to London, with regular mainline services between Chelmsford and Liverpool Street taking around 35 minutes. Chelmsford has undergone a large programme of regeneration and investment over the years, this coupled with several large-scale housing developments means that Chelmsford now has a bustling city centre.