Former Chippenham Law Courts
SN15 3BF Chippenham
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Former law courts built circa 1996
Freehold for sale by Informal Tender
Offers invited no later than midday Wednesday 26 June 2019
- GIA approximately 26,020 sq ft (2,417 sq m)
- Site area approximately 1.04 ha (2.57 acres)
- Suitable for range of uses (STP)
- Good road linkages (A4/M4)
- Prominent roundabout and road frontage
Chippenham is an attractive market town and important commercial centre on the M4 corridor. The town is located approximately 14 miles from Bath, 28 miles from Bristol and only three miles south of junction 17 on the M4 motorway. Chippenham Train Station is approximately one mile to the north. The station is on the main London to Bristol railway line with regular services to London Paddington (a journey time of approximately 70 minutes). Bristol Airport is located approximately 30 miles west and Heathrow and Gatwick airports are accessible within 1.5 and two hours respectively.Chippenham is one of the major centres within North Wiltshire and provides an important location for a range of occupiers. Chippenham has a population of 44.820 as at the 2012 census and is administered by Wiltshire Council. It has over the last ten years benefitted from above average employment growth rates.The premises are located on the corner of the A4/Pewsham Way roundabout and benefits from proximity to the A350 and A4 road networks which in turn provide access to the M4 motorway. The premises are situated approximately 0.8 miles south of Chippenham town centre.Surrounding uses include dense residential to the south, north, and east, and agricultural land to the west.
The site consists of a triangular parcel of land totalling approximately 2.57 acres, which includes the former law courts. The building is a two-storey, purpose-built courts building that was constructed and opened in circa 1997. It is understood that the building was built to secure standards, with a strengthened structure and stone façade elevations under a tile-pitched roof.There is a large two-storey atrium inside the ground floor entrance; from this leads a number of interview rooms and custody suite. Behind the ground floor reception is an open plan office and ancillary office rooms. On the first floor accessed from the upper level of the atrium is a large waiting area serving four court rooms. There are various small ancillary offices throughout the first floor. A passenger lift connects the ground floor reception to the first floor gallery. Fenestration is double-glazed throughout the building.To the front and rear of the court building are two surfaced car parking areas. The parking area provides 26 and 34 car parking spaces respectively, the rear car park is only accessible through locked security gates.