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To Let: £16,250 pa


37 Theatre Street, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12

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  • Area

    2100Sq Ft


Woodbridge is a thriving Suffolk market town located on the River Deben, approximately 9 miles north east of the county town of Ipswich. The town has an excellent range of shops, restaurants, pubs and recreational facilities.

Although the resident population is only about 11,000, the town draws from a much wider retail and leisure catchment. Woodbridge is also experiencing significant expansion with a range of new and proposed residential and mixed use developments.

The property is located on the south side of Theatre Street, immediately to the west of the town centre and situated between the Woodbridge Community Fire & Police Station and Mussiden Place, a sheltered housing complex.

The town square is within 150m to the east and the A12 is within 900m to the west.


The property comprises a detached building of brick construction under pitched tiled roofs and flat roof to the rear garage.

The property was previously used as a British Red Cross meeting hall with first floor flat, prior to being adapted to an antiques centre in 2020.

The front part of the property comprises a single storey former hall/sales area fronting on to Theatre Street, with a rear two storey section comprising entrance hall, kitchen, toilets and other ancillary rooms suited for use as either additional retail accommodation, offices or storage. An internal staircase leads to the first floor, originally used as a flat, although suitable for use as offices, storage or other ancillary uses. A former ambulance garage is situated to the rear, together with 3 allocated car parking spaces.

The premises are served by gas fired central heating and are fitted with fire alarm system and fluorescent lighting.


The property provides the following net internal floor areas:

Ground Floor
Reception Area 155 sq ft (14.38 sq m)
Retail area/meeting hall 713 sq ft (66.26 sq m)
Kitchen 59 sq ft ( 5.45 sq m)
Viewing area/office 102 sq ft ( 9.48 sq m)
Viewing area/storage 200 sq ft (18.59 sq m)
Under stairs cupboard 24 sq ft ( 2.25 sq m)
Male/female and disabled WC facilities

First Floor
Former living/dining room 185 sq ft ( 17.20 sq m)
Former kitchen 74 sq ft ( 6.88 sq m)
Former bathroom 35 sq ft ( 3.26 sq m)
Ancillary/bedroom 1 119 sq ft ( 11.03 sq m)
Ancillary/bedroom 2 155 sq ft ( 14.40 sq m)
Garage 279 sq ft ( 25.89 sq m)
Total net internal
floor area 2,100 sq ft (195.07 sq m)


The property is connected to mains electricity, water, gas and foul drainage.

We have not tested any of the services and all interested parties should rely upon their own enquiries with the relevant utility companies in connection with the availability and capacity of all of those serving the property, including IT and telecommunication links.

Planning & Alternative Uses

Planning permission was granted in September 2020 for the change of use of the property to retail premises, to be used as an antiques shop. The permitted opening hours are:

Monday to Saturday 09:00 to 17:00 hrs
Sundays & Bank Holidays 10:00 to 16:00 hrs

A copy of the planning permission is available upon request.

The property is also considered suitable for cafe use.

Business Rates

The premises are assessed as follows:

Description Hall & Premises
Rateable Value £4,350
Rates Payable (2023/24) £2,171 per annum

The rates are based upon a UBR for the current year of 0.499 in the pound. Small business rate relief may be applicable providing up to 100% relief.

The council tax assessment relating to the first floor flat was deleted in 2000. All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the Local Rating Authority regarding their proposals for the property.

Local Authority

East Suffolk District Council, East Coast House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT
Tel: 01394 383789


The premises are available on a new business lease upon terms to be agreed and at an initial rent of £16,250 per annum exclusive.

NB: The lease will prohibit sub-letting of the premises in part.

Energy Performance Certificate

EPC Rating 71(C)


Property details prepared in July 2023.


  • Close to Woodbridge town centre
  • Garage and 3 parking spaces
  • Suitable for retail use only
  • New lease available



Alistair Mitchell

01473 232701
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