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For Sale: POA


54 St Matthews Street, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1

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  • Area

    526Sq Ft


Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk with a resident population of approximately 135,000. The A12 and A14 dual carriageways provide excellent road communications with the national motorway network, London and the Midlands. The town's railways station provides a regular service to London (Liverpool Street) with a minimum journey time of 1 hour 6 minutes.

The property is located on the north side of St. Matthews Street, close to its junction with Civic Drive. Neighbouring occupiers include Tesco Express, BBC Radio Suffolk and a wide variety of specialist retailers.


The premises comprise a two storey, mid terrace building with glazed shop frontage and rear access. The ground floor is arranged to provide an open plan area, together with separate kitchen and store. Stairs lead to the first floor which is currently partitioned to provide two rooms, WC and further cupboard.

The premises have previously been used as reading rooms and the specification includes surface mounted fluorescent lighting and electric heating.


The premises provide the following approximate dimensions and floor areas:

Gross frontage 4.34 metres
Internal maximum width 4.82 metres
Built depth 6.37 metres

Ground Floor
Retail area 23.61 sq. m. (254 sq. ft.)
Kitchen 2.95 sq. m. ( 32 sq. ft.)
Cupboard 0.82 sq. m. ( 9 sq. ft.)

First Floor
Room 1 5.83 sq. m. ( 63 sq. ft.)
Room 2 13.52 sq. m. (146 sq. ft.)
Cupboard 2.04 sq. m. ( 22 sq. ft.)

Attic Not inspected
Total net internal
floor area 48.77 sq. m. (526 sq. ft.)


The premises have previously been used as reading rooms within Class F1(d) of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987. However the premises are considered suitable for a variety of alternative retail uses, subject to planning.


We understand the property is connected to mains electricity, water and 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.

Business Rates

To be assessed.

Local Authority

Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DE
Telephone: 01473 432000


The property is to be sold by Auction House via Livestream Auction on 13th September 2023 (unless sold prior). Guide price £85,000 - £95,000 (plus fees). Please see:


Prepared in August 2023.

Energy Performance Certificate


  • Well maintained two storey premises.
  • Busy trading location close to Tesco Express and other specialist retailers.
  • EPC rating - C62.



Alistair Mitchell

01473 232701
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