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For Sale: POA


Witnesham Saw Mill, Mow Hill, Witnesham, East Of England, IP6

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  • Area

    10929Sq Ft

The property is situated on the outskirts of Witnesham village, on the west side of Mow Hill (B1077) approximately 5 miles to the north of Ipswich town centre.

The A14 and A12 dual carriageways are within a short drive. Westerfield train station is approximately 2.5 miles away and provides a regular service to Felixstowe, Lowestoft and London (Liverpool Street), via Ipswich.

The site is shown edged red (for identification purposes only) on the site plan opposite, together with numbering correlating to the building descriptions below.

The property comprises a range of workshops and stores arranged over a part surfaced site extending to 4.1 acre (1.658 hectare).

Building 1 comprises a timber frame barn under a pitched roof which currently provides a kitchen/mess room, two stores at ground floor level and an additional first floor store.

Building 2 is of steel portal frame construction with part brick and block elevations under a pitched profile sheet roof. The building is open fronted and provides a large storage area. A lower level section is accessed from the rear of the building and provides further storage.

Building 3 provides further open fronted storage/workshop accommodation together with office and WC facilities.

Building 4 is of timber frame construction with timber clad elevations under a pitched corrugated roof. The building provides further storage with access via double doors at the front, rear and side.

Building 5-7
At the front of the property is another storage building which runs parallel with the road, this is split into three sections again providing storage accommodation. The right-hand section (Building 5) and middle section (Building 6) comprise a timber frame building with a corrugated pitched roof, the middle section is open fronted. At the left-hand end is a garage (Building 7) of blockwork construction under a corrugated roof, served by an up and over door.

Building 8 is a detached garage of blockwork construction under a pitched corrugated asbestos roof.
The property provides the following approximate gross internal floor areas:

Building 1 1,297 sq ft ( 120.53 sq m)
Building 2 4,385 sq ft ( 407.39 sq m)
Building 3 1,096 sq ft ( 101.82 sq m)
Building 4 1,260 sq ft ( 117.07 sq m)
Building 5 603 sq ft ( 56.01 sq m)
Building 6 1,661 sq ft ( 154.30 sq m)
Building 7 327 sq ft ( 30.40 sq m)
Building 8 300 sq ft ( 27.87 sq m)
Total GIA 10,929 sq ft (1,015.39 sq m)

Planning/Development Potential
The property has historically been used as a saw mill with associated surface storage land. The property is considered suitable for light industrial and storage uses with potential for either commercial or residential development, subject to planning.

All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority.

The property is understood to be connected to mains water, electricity 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 those serving the property including IT and telecommunications links.

Business Rates
The premises is assessed as follows:

Rateable Value: £12,250
Rates Payable (2022/23): £6,122.75

The rates are based on a UBR for the current year of 49.9p in the pound. All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local rating authority in order to verify their rates liability.

The property is being sold by informal tender with best and final offers invited at 12 o'clock on Friday 29th April 2022.

The vendor intends to retain the northern entrance together with a strip of land bordering Wood House, as shown edged blue on the site plan.

Legal Costs
Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs.

Local Authority
East Suffolk District Council, East Suffolk House, Station Road, Melton, Woodbridge, Suffolk, IP12 1RT

Telephone: 01394 383789

Energy Performance Certificate Rating
E - 122


  • Range of workshops & stores with yard & further storage land
  • Situated in a rural location off the B1077, approximately 5 miles to the north of Ipswich
  • Site area 4.1 acres (1.658 hectares)
  • Scope for redevelopment, s.t.p


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