Former Municipal Offices, North Quay, Weymouth, DT4 8TA, Dorset, , South West
The site is situated within the town centre Conservation Area with easy access to a supermarket and retail and leisure facilities. The site is located off North Quay/Trinity Road and is accessed off the A354, which links with the A35 to Yeovil and the A303, one of the main arterial routes linking the south with the south-west or on to the A35 to Poole or the A354 to Salisbury.
Prime town centre development opportunity
The town, with its picturesque C.17th harbour, stunning Georgian seafront and award winning beaches, offers an excellent range of shopping, leisure facilities,
restaurants, and the famous Weymouth Pavilion Theatre.
Mainline rail links direct from Weymouth to London Waterloo, Bristol and Bath and there are international airports at Bournemouth, Southampton and Exeter. The A303, M5 and M27 motorways offer swift access to destinations further afield and the neighbouring county town of Dorchester is just 7 miles north of Weymouth.
The building located on site consists of a purpose built office building of concrete and glass construction. The principal vehicular access to the site is currently to the east via North Quay, however we understand that an additional entry point onto the site from Old High Street is to be re-instated.
The property comprises a former municipal office and associated car parking with a gross area of 2,340 sq m on a site of regular shape with slight sloping from west to east with Chapelhay Street elevated to the south boundary. The site covers an area of 1.15 hectares (2.84 acres).
The site will be available on a FREEHOLD basis. Interested parties should note that the sale will include a Restrictive Covenant preventing the site from being used as a public car-park.
Disposal is by way of an Informal Tender at a guide price of £4.5million. All offers to be received at the offices of JLL, 5 -7 Cumberland Place, Southampton SO15 2BH by no later than Noon on Friday 30 October 2015.
Tender forms are available from Eleanor Hussey at JLL
A data-room will be made available to shortlisted parties and includes the following information:
- Town Centre master plan
- Local plan (Draft)
- Heritage assessment
- Ecology and environmental report
- Report on title
- Topographical survey (2015)
- Demolition quotation (2015)
For further information and to arrange viewings, please contact the joint sole agents:
023 8038 5612
The site lies within the administrative local authority area of Weymouth & Portland Borough Council and is suitable for re-development to mixed uses including residential and commercial.
Weymouth & Portland Planning Committee have resolved to grant outline planning permission under reference WP/15/00031/OUT for the demolition of the existing North Quay office buildings and redevelopment with approximately 72 dwellings and approximately 216 sq m of commercial space (Outline) subject to the following being achieved by way of legal arrangement; (1) a financial contribution of £100,000 towards flood defences and £25,000 towards off-site highway improvements and (2) provision of 30% affordable housing.
It is a requirement that any purchaser will enter into a legal agreement with the Council as part of the purchase arrangements to secure such planning obligations should they wish to rely on the outline planning permission.
Any alternative planning application sought by a prospective purchaser will be considered against the relevant planning policies at the time and will be subject to similar obligations although there is no guarantee that amounts indicated would be the same for future applications.
Outline planning application:
(WP/15/00031/OUT) dated 19 January 2015. Alternative uses may be considered upon application. http://webapps.westdorset-weymouth.gov.uk/PlanningApps/ Pages/Planning.aspx?App=WP%2f15%2f00031%2fOUT