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Lake Road
BH15 4JL Poole
Ref: 7284

  • 7.30 acres (2.69 hectares)
  • Price on application



• Prime residential led development opportunity

Prime Development Site

A prime development opportunity comprising a large factory site currently accommodating a number of commercial buildings and associated servicing and parking.

The site covers an area of 2.95 hectares (7.3 acres). The buildings located on site consist of a mix of one, two and three storey factory units, together with a 41m redundant brick chimney stack.

The principal vehicular access to the site is currently to the east via Lake Road, however there are several additional entry points onto the site from Hoyal Road, Sampson Road and potentially Nathan Gardens. Sight lines along the main access road are very good.

The site is mainly level, but the land falls away in the south western corner.

Potential Residential Solution

1. Residential

4 x 1 Bed. 1.5 storey (600 sq ft)
12 x 2 Bed. over 2 storey (699 sq ft)
10 x 2 Bed. 2 storey (700 sq ft)
14 x 3 Bed. 2 storey (900 sq ft)
29 x 3 Bed. 2 storey (925 sq ft)
2 x 3 Bed. 2 storey (988 sq ft)
4 x 3 Bed. 1.5 storey (1,100 sq ft)
20 x 4 Bed. 2 storey (1,195 sq ft)

95 properties in total 173 parking spaces

2. Care & Support

60 x 1 Bed apartments over 2 storey’s (600 sq ft)

36 parking spaces

95 properties in total

173 parking spaces


The factory is closing in the summer of 2015. Development Management Policies (DPD) within the Poole Local Plan state that the site is appropriate for mixed-use development including residential, nursing/care homes and small scale business units. This would be subject to a sequential test as set out in Care Strategy Policy PC54: Isolated Employment Sites.

Potential Mixed Use Layout:

  • 60 Bed care home with 30 car parking spaces
    (One bed units across two storeys).
  • 63 Residential dwellings
    (Two, three and four beds over two and three storeys).
  • 17,758 sq ft Business Units
    (over two floors).

Disposal Method

Disposal is by way of an Informal Tender process, seeking initially written expressions of interest and subsequently offers from interested parties, conditional upon the receipt of a detailed and implementable planning permission.

The site will be available on a freehold basis

Information Pack & Viewings

A data-room will be made available
to shortlisted parties and includes
the following information:

  • Planning information document
  • Heritage assessment
  • Ecology and environmental report
  • Report on Title
  • Existing floor plans
  • Archaeology report
  • Utilities survey
  • Topographical survey (2015)
  • Demolition quotations (2015)
  • EPC

Viewings strictly through sole agents JLL

Michael Green
T: 023 8023 2882

Eleanor Hussey
T: 023 8038 5612



The property is located in Hamworthy, a suburban area of Poole approximately 2 miles north-west of Poole town centre and 8 miles west of Bournemouth town centre.
It is in a predominantly residential area being less than a mile from Hamworthy rail station, providing direct links to Poole, Bournemouth and London Waterloo. The main site is accessed via the B3068 (Blandford Road) leading into Poole town centre. Nearby occupiers include a local school, post office, supermarket and a mix of residential and commercial developments.

Poole is located on the A35, which together with other roads provides partial dual carriageway access to the M27, the principal motorway along the south coast. The M27 in turn links with the M3 providing access to London. To the west the A35 provides access to Dorchester and Weymouth.

Bournemouth International Airport, at Hurn, provides regular flights to major cities in the UK and continental Europe.

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Hussey, Eleanor

JLL for themselves and for the vendors or lessors of this property whose agents they are, give notice that:

  1. The particulars are set out as a general outline only for guidance and do not constitute, nor constitute part of, an offer or contract;
  2. All descriptions, dimensions, references to condition and necessary permissions for use and occupation, and other details are believed to be correct, but any intending purchasers, tenants or third parties should not rely on them as statements or representations of fact but satisfy themselves that they are correct by inspection or otherwise;
  3. No person in the employment of JLL has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatever in relation to the property;
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  1. This correspondence is expressly subject to completion of formal legal missives in accordance with Scots Law.

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