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For Sale: £350,000


Writtle Road, Chelmsford, Essex, CM1 3BX

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  • Area

    1350Sq Ft

The property comprises an end of terrace office building which has previously been used as a retail unit and residential dwelling. The property is split over ground and first floor and provides a number of individual offices and a meeting room.
The offices benefit from gas fired central heating, air conditioning, suspended ceilings with inset lighting to part and a glazed frontage. The ground floor is carpeted throughout and the first floor has laminate flooring.
Externally there is a car parking area at the front of the property and rear, as well as a garden with outbuildings.

The property is situated on the corner of Writtle Road and Waterhouse Road to the south west of Chelmsford City Centre. Chelmsford railway station and the City Centre is approximately a 1 mile walk.
The A12 can be found less than 3 miles to the south which provides convenient access to Colchester and Ipswich to the north east, and London and the M25 to the south west. Chelmsford railway station provides a regular fast service to London Liverpool Street with journey times from approximately 35 minutes.

We have measured the property in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice on a gross internal area basis as follows:
Ground Floor: 797 Sq. Ft. (74 Sq. M.)
First Floor: 554. Sq. Ft. (51.5 Sq. M.)
Total: 1,350 Sq. Ft. 125.5 Sq. M.)

The property currently has planning consent for B1 office use, however prior approval was received in August 2020 for the change of use to three residential flats. Approval was granted under application number 20/01246/CUPAO.
Pre application advice obtained jointly with the neighbouring owner has highlighted that the end of both the subject property and the neighbouring properties garden could be suitable for a bungalow to be built (S.T.P.P.).

We understand the property is connected to mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. We have not tested any of the services and all interested parties should rely upon their own enquiries with the relevant utility company in connection with the availability and capacity of all of those serving the property.

Local Authority
Chelmsford City Council
T. 01245 606606

Business Rates
The property is listed on the Valuation Office Agency's rating list as follows:
Rateable Value: £7,000
Approx. Rates Payable (2020/21): £3,493

The property may benefit from small business rate relief subject to individual circumstances. Interested parties are advised to speak to the Local Authority for confirmation of the figures.

E - 108.

We understand the property is held under freehold Title Number EX529382.

Guide Price
Offers are invited in the region of £350,000 for the freehold interest.

We understand the property is elected to VAT and will be payable on the purchase price.

Legal Costs
Each party to bear their own legal costs incurred in this transaction.


  • Office Building with Car Parking and Prior Approval for Residential Conversion
  • End of Terrace Property
  • Freehold with Vacant Possession
  • Suitable for Alternative Uses (S.T.P.P.)
  • Garden with Outbuildings and Possible Further Development Opportunities (S.T.P.P.)
  • Prominent Position on the Corner of Writtle Road and Waterhouse Street
  • Chelmsford City Centre and Mainline Station within Walking Distance

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John Logan

01245 261226
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