Grade II Listed Buildings FOR SALE – 18 & 20 Market Street Poole
The properties are located in the Old Town of Poole within close proximity to The Quay and the southern end of Poole High Street. A range of facilities and amenities are provided on Poole Quay and in the High Street which provides access to the Dolphin Shopping Centre, Poole railway station and the bus station which are all within walking distance.
The properties have prominent frontage to Market Street where the surrounding properties comprise a mix of commercial and residential uses including two public houses, a restaurant and The Guildhall.
Market Street has direct access on to New Orchard which in turns connects with the A350 and West Quay Road to the north which provide access to the A35 and A3049 dual carriageways.
Bournemouth town centre is situated approximately 6 miles from the properties.
The properties comprise two Grade II Listed Georgian buildings which form part of a terrace fronting Market Street. Each property is arranged over three floors and they are currently connected internally with doorways formed in the party wall on both the ground and second floors although they can be self-contained and occupied independently.
The buildings are constructed in solid brick with a pitched clay tiled roof to No. 18 and a flat roof to No. 20 finished with bitumen. The windows are mainly original single glazed within sash timber casements. Many of the original internal features of the buildings have been retained including ornate ceiling cornices, wood panelling and period fireplaces.
All mains services are connected to the properties. Heating is provided via a gas boiler situated in the basement which serves radiators throughout the buildings.
18 Market Street
No. 18 is arranged as a large, open-plan office/training room on the ground floor with a staircase at the rear providing access to the upper floors. The first floor has previously been used a self-contained flat comprising two double bedrooms, living room, two bathrooms and kitchen. The second floor has also been used as a self-contained flat comprising two double bedrooms, living room, bathroom and kitchen. Most recently however part of the upper floors have been used as offices and training/treatment rooms although the kitchens and bathrooms have been retained.
20 Market Street
No. 20 is arranged on the ground floor as three cellular offices together with a large room partly fitted as a kitchen. There is a shower and toilet to the rear of this room. The first floor is arranged as three cellular offices together with ladies and gents toilets. The second floor is arranged as five cellular offices. There is a separate external access at the rear of No. 20 to the basement.
We have measured the approximate net internal floor areas of each property as follows:
18 Market Street
Ground Floor 105.6 sq m 1,137 sq ft
First Floor 54.4 sq m 585 sq ft
Second Floor 59.1 sq m 636 sq ft
Total 219.1 sq m 2,359 sq ft
20 Market Street
Ground Floor 92.8 sq m 999 sq ft
First Floor 73.8 sq m 794 sq ft
Second Floor 92.0 sq m 990 sq ft
Total 258.6 sq m 2,784 sq ft
There is additional basement storage of approx. 101.9 sq m (1,097 sq ft).
The properties form part of an irregular shaped site extending to approximately 0.043 ha (0.106 acres). There is a parking area at the rear of the properties which is accessed via St Aubyns Court and provides space for 9 cars.
Freehold with vacant possession.
The properties are Grade II Listed and are situated within the Old Town Conservation Area.
Planning permission was granted in August 1996 for change of use of the first and second floor in No. 18 Market Street from offices to two flats. Subsequently, in 2009, planning permission was granted for change of use of the flats to dormitories ancillary to the ground floor training facilities.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Borough of Poole Planning Department in respect of their proposed use of the properties.
The properties are assessed for business rates as a whole and have a rateable value of £39,500.
Offers are invited for both properties in the region of or in excess of £850,000 exclusive.
We understand VAT will be payable on the purchase price