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The King's Road, Sunderland


Property Description

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Approximate site area - 0.47 hectares (1.17 acres) / Potentially suitable for residential/care home/commercial/retail uses, subject to planning / Offers invited for the freehold interest.


The land and buildings are located on The King's Road in Southwick, a suburb on the north bank of the River Wear in t he city of Sunderland, Tyne & Wear. Southwick is accessed from the A1231 Wessington Way that leads from the A19 approximately 2 miles away. The A19 provides road access north and south. Newcastle upon Tyne
is circa 12 miles to the north west and Durham 12 miles to the west. Sunderland city centre is approximately 1.5 miles south east of the site. In terms of the immediate surrounding area, Southwick centre is situated circa 200m to the south, St Hilda's RC church and Presbytery is immediately to the west and there is primarily residential to the north.


The land and buildings comprise the former St Hilda's RC School and playground that have now become vacant following the closure of the school. The northern building is two storey and of brick construction with a pitched slate roof. Internally the premises comprise former classroom and offices. The southern school building is of single storey construction with a pitched slate roof and provides former classroom and hall facilities.

Site Conditions

The developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that any alternative use or development of the site can take place safely.


We understand that all mains services are available on or adjacent to the subject site. It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services
and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers.


The site is currently held in two ownerships and further information can be provided upon application.


Available upon request.


The current use of the land is school and associated
playground area.
The site may be suitable for the following alternative uses
subject to planning:
* Commercial
* Residential
* Care Home
* Retail (Bulky Goods)
Prospective purchasers should enquire direct to the Planning
Department at Sunderland City Council. Tel: 0191 520 5506.


Offers are invited for the benefit of the freehold of the land and should be sent to:
Sanderson Weatherall, 22-24 Grey Street, Newcastle upon Tyne, NE1 6AD. For the attention of Kevin McGorie. Please note that our clients are not obliged to accept the
highest or any offer without prejudice and subject to contract.

Legal Costs

The purchaser will be responsible for any legal fees/professional fees/architect fees/investigation fees together with any VAT thereon incurred in the preparation/offer/acquisition of the site. The purchaser will also be responsible for the vendor's legal costs incurred in the preparation and completion of the sale together with any VAT thereon.


All references to price or premium are deemed to be exclusive of VAT unless expressly stated otherwise and any offer received will be deemed to be exclusive of VAT.

Further Information

The site can be viewed by prior arrangement with the Commercial Department of Sanderson Weatherall, contact: Kevin McGorie Tel: 0191 269 0174 e-mail:

Misrepresentation Act 1967:
Sanderson Weatherall LLP for itself and for the vendor(s) or lessor(s) of this property whose agent it is give notice that:-
1. These particulars do not constitute any part of an offer or contract.
2. None of the statements contained in these particulars as to the property(s) are to be relied on as statements or representations of fact.
3. Any intending purchaser must satisfy himself/herself by inspection or otherwise as to the correctness of each of the statements contained in these particulars.
4. The vendor(s) or lessor(s) do not make or give and neither Sanderson Weatherall LLP nor any person in its employment has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to the property.
5. None of the buildings services or service installations (whether these be the specific responsibility of the freeholder, lessor or lessee) have been tested and are not warranted to be in safe and working order.
Property Misdescriptions Act 1991:
Every reasonable effort has been made by Sanderson Weatherall LLP to ensure accuracy. Interested parties are strongly advised to take appropriate steps to verify by independent inspection or enquiry all information for themselves and to take appropriate professional advice.
Finance Act 1989:
Unless otherwise stated all prices and rents are quoted exclusive of V.A.T.
Sanderson Weatherall LLP
Registered In England company number OC 344 770.
Registered Office 25 Wellington Street Leeds LS1 4WG

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18 May 2011

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