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For Sale: £950,000

Under Offer

Venture House, 11 Arkwright Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP2 0UB

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  • Area

    11016Sq Ft


Ipswich is the county town of Suffolk with a resident population of approximately 130,000. Hadleigh Road Industrial Estate is situated to the west of the town centre. The A12/A14 Copdock intersection is within about 2.5 miles and provides excellent road communications with the Port of Felixstowe, 8 miles distant, London and the national motorway network.

The property is situated on Arkwright Road, opposite Travis Perkins.


The property comprises a steel portal frame building with brick and profile sheet/corrugated asbestos cladding to the elevations, under a pitched corrugated asbestos roof, incorporating translucent roof panels. A modern steel frame extension, constructed with brick/block cladding to the elevations with composite sheet panelling above and to the roof, provides a delivery bay and further storage, Access to the main building is via a full width sliding/folding shutter door, the delivery bay being fitted with a further roller shutter door.

Ancillary accommodation includes pre-fabricated office , restroom and toilet facilities and the premises are fitted with sodium lighting. An oil fired, warm air heater is situated to the rear of the premises although has never been used by the current owners.

A secure yard provides loading, external storage and parking.

NB: The 7 tonne gantry crane is to be removed from the premises.


The premises provides the following approximate floor areas and dimensions:

Main building 8,873 sq. ft. ( 824.28 sq. m.)
Extension 2,143 sq. ft. ( 199.12 sq. m.)

Total gross internal
Floor area 11,016 sq. ft. (1,023.40 sq. m.)

The ancillary office and kitchen extend to 106 sq. ft. (9.8 sq. m.) each.

Main building:

Eaves height 5.10 metres
Underside of haunch 4.62 metres
Shutter door height height 5.28 metres

Loading bay:

Eaves height - rear section 4.30 metres
Eaves height - front section 5.10 metres

Roller Shutter Door:

Width 4.71 metres
Height 3.97 metres


The premises are understood to be connected to mains water, 3-phase electricity 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.


The premises were previously used for Class B8 (warehousing and storage) use. Planning permission was granted in September 2019 for a small extension to the front of the original building and a change of use to Class B2 (general industrial) use, for the handling and fabrication of steel (reference IP/19/00658/FUL).

The property is considered suitable for a variety of light industrial, general industrial and warehouse uses, subject to planning. All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority.

Business Rates:

The property is assessed as follows:

Rateable Value £46,500.00
Rates payable (2023/24) £23,203.50pa

All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local rating authority to verify their rates liability.


Offers are invited in the region of £950,000 for the freehold interest with vacant possession upon completion.

The property is VAT elected.

Energy Performance Certificate:

Rating 97(D)

Local Authority:

Ipswich Borough Council, Grafton House, 15-17 Russell Road, Ipswich, Suffolk, IP1 2DE -

Tel: 01473 432000


  • Good access to A12/A14 and Ipswich town centre.
  • Secure Yard.
  • Site area 0.47 acres (0.188 hectares).
  • Maximum eaves height 5.11 metres.
  • Full width sliding/folding shutter door.



Josie Foden

01473 232701
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