An office building of about 1,000 sq ft
Permitted development rights to convert to a pair of semi-detached bungalows with no CIL payment and just a S106 payment for SANG (about £4,000)
If converted as anticipated the two properties each with their own access would comprise as follows
Bungalow 1: Bedroom, Bathroom, Living/Dining Room, Kitchen Area, inner Hallway separating the living area from the bedroom and the bathroom
Bungalow 2: Front Hall, Bedroom, Bathroom, Living Room, Kitchen, rear Hallway
There is some outside green space with the potential for off-street parking
Richmond House 281 High Street Crowthorne RG45 7AH
DESCRIPTION/LOCATION: A single storey property in commercial use since built currently B1(a) Offices. The current use could continue or the building would be suitable for conversion to a pair of bungalows. The property is of conventional construction with brickwork elevations beneath a tiled roof – it is attached to adjoining commercial property.
It is the convenience of the setting that will particularly appeal to the residential market as the conversion of the property to two bungalows would enable town/village centre living – how many other 1-bedroom bungalows are there in Crowthorne centre?
Crowthorne offers a good range of shops and although the shops have changed there are still a good number of independent retailers complemented by national brands. Crowthorne is of course ideally situated between the larger commercial centres of Bracknell, Camberley, Reading and Wokingham.
ACCOMMODATION: The accommodation briefly comprises (all dimensions are approximate):
The gross internal accommodation is about 1,000 sq ft
The accommodation currently provides Waiting Room with adjoining Toilet and Kitchenette, Hallway leading to 3 independently approached Offices, the third of which leads to a second Hallway with a further 3 Offices and 2 Toilets. This part of the building has its own access and therefore could be independently occupied.
The proposed new bungalows will include:
Bungalow 1: Living Room, Kitchen Area, Inner Hall, Bedroom, Bathroom.Bungalow 2: Front Hallway, Bedroom, Bathroom, Rear Hallway, Living Room, Kitchen.
SERVICES: Mains water, electricity and drainage are connected. EER: tbc
RATEABLE VALUE: £9,700
STAMP DUTY: The current use of this property is Commercial. The SDLT higher rates for additional properties apply only to Residential properties. A purchaser must take their own independent advice on this subject prior to purchase”
VAT: The purchase price is not subject to VAT.
PLANNING: An application was submitted to Bracknell Forest Borough Council as to whether prior approval is required for the change of use from B1A (OFFICE) to C3 (RESIDENTIAL). A decision notice under reference 16/00874/PAC dated the 13th. October 2016 confirmed that PRIOR APPROVAL IS REQUIRED for the change of use proposed in the above mentioned application and permission GRANTED. A copy of the plans and decision notice is included in the legal pack. It should be noted there will be a requirement to enter into a Section 106 agreement and to make a financial contribution towards SANG (Suitable Alternative Natural Green Space) also referred to as SPA (Special Protection Area).
TENURE: Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase.
DIRECTIONS: The property is situated at the southern end of Crowthorne High Street with return frontage to Lower Broadmoor Road. There is free car parking in the virtually adjoining Morgan Recreation Ground car park with parking bays opposite the property and along Lower Broadmoor Road
VIEWING: The property is currently occupied. No viewings without appointments will be permitted. A representative from Martin & Pole will show any interested parties around the property. The property may be viewed by prior appointment with the owner's Sole Agents and Auctioneers Martin & Pole with offices in Wokingham and Earley, Reading. Telephone 0118 979 0010.