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The Millfields, Stonehouse, Plymouth

Offers in Excess of £375,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Significant Victorian Building
  • 15606 sq.ft.
  • Accommodation over 2 Storeys
  • Attic Conversion Considered
  • Secure Walled Environment
  • Historic Setting
  • Close to City Centre
  • 25 Parking Spaces
  • Requires Renovation
  • For Sale By Informal Tender

Full description

Tenure: Freehold

The Millfields is the former Royal Naval Hospital comprising a community with a range of historic buildings, set in secure landscaped walled grounds - in all approximately 26 acres.

The hospital served the Royal Navy for 235 years providing medical staff for the battle of Trafalgar to the Falklands. It saw many additions and changes throughout its long period of service, with the surgeons and nurses finally amalgamating with the main hospital at Derriford in March 1995.

Since then the site has been the home to redevelopment and enterprise and has grown into a community who enjoy the historic context, the wonderful environment and the enviable location enormously.

The historic buildings have in the main been converted into a series of beautifully appointed and luxurious apartments. There are also a wide range of commercial premises with occupying businesses situated within The Millfields - a true mixed use community.

The peace of mind afforded to residents within The Millfields is exceptional. The gated entrance with 24 hour security, for both vehicles and pedestrian access, provides a wonderfully relaxed and secure atmosphere to the whole community.

In addition to the beautifully tended grounds, is an on-site doctor's surgery, police station and the renowned Plymouth College Preparatory School.

The Captains House is currently used as an accommodation building for Plymouth College and offers the prospective purchaser a fascinating development opportunity for a number of alternative uses, subject to planning.

Built in 1900, The Captains House is not listed, however it lies within a designated Conservation Area (The Millfields Conservation Area) administered by Plymouth City Council & English Heritage. However, a number of the former hospital buildings are listed and The Captains House forms part of this enclave.  

LOCATION The Millfields is situated within one mile of the City Centre, the fashionable Royal William Yard, Durnford Street and the water's edge, with ferry connection to Cremyll and Mount Edgcumbe Park also being within a 10 minute walk.

The site is within easy reach of all the best that the city has to offer: the Theatre Royal, Plymouth Hoe, the Barbican, the excellent boating and sports facilities and a wide variety of pubs and restaurants, where one can enjoy the fresh produce of which the city is justifiably proud.

As a major regional centre for Devon and Cornwall, Plymouth City Centre has a wide range of amenities including the well-known Drake Circus shopping mall with its excellent collection of national retailers and quality independent outlets, boutiques, shops, restaurants and bars which, together with theatres, cinemas and museums serve the needs of residents and tourists.

Plymouth's rich cultural life is supported by the expanding University of Plymouth which occupies the northern City Centre area. It adds vibrancy to many of the city's institutions as well as providing a myriad of courses and further educational opportunities.

Today the host of sailing boats and other watercraft further enhance the atmosphere of the city. Stunning yachts mingle with picturesque fishing boats in one of the great natural harbours of the world set betwixt Devon and Cornwall.
 

DESCRIPTION The Captains House constructed in a sandstone coloured engineering brick (in English Bond), is currently arranged as a boarders accommodation and comprises 14 single occupation rooms, 16 doubles and 1 triple over 2 floors all under a concrete tiled roof. The building offers all amenities usually associated with boarders accommodation - it has 2 kitchens, a separate house mistress accommodation, Matrons room, workshop, maintenance & stores, 2 common rooms, 3 laundry areas, 4 linen/cleaner cupboards and 8 toilet/bathroom/shower areas.

The property is accessed from within the schools secure railed fence compound with a portico porch and reception lobby with a central half landing staircase. The building also has two safe route stair exits on the North & South wings and the original lift motor associated with the property can still be found in the extensive loft running the entire length of the building, providing in excess of 2m head room along the apex centre line. The original lift no longer exists and the loft can be accessed on the North & South wing exit routes.
 

OUTSIDE The boiler room with separate workshop is the location of gas meter and is attached to the main building by a link corridor at first floor level on the South wing to a common room all under a flat roof.

Workshop and office at the rear of the property is attached to the main building at the half landing central stairwell providing access to the Matrons room.

Communal grounds are located at the front of the building with a private lawned garden and isolated trees to the rear which back onto the secure stone wall separating The Millfields from Stoke Road.

It is envisaged, and available by separate agreement, that the property could support between 15-25 car parking spaces contained within the blue hatched areas (A & B) shown on the Indicative Red Line Plan. 

UTILITIES Currently the property forms part of the Plymouth College Preparatory School and the utility supplies, save for the gas main and central heating system, are intertwined. The College will ensure that these facilities are separated before completion of contracts.  

TENURE The property is being offered under two scenarios:

a) To Let under a new FRI Lease for a minimum rental price of £25,000 pax.
b) For Sale - a vacant Freehold possession - minimum guide price of £375,000.

In both respects the Lessee or Freeholder will be required to pay their share of The Millfields Management estate fees, currently The Captains House apportionment amounts to £7585 per annum (3.5%).  

BUSINESS RATES/COUNCIL TAX Plymouth City Council's published rateable value for the whole property is currently £144,000 per annum. An apportionment of this will be assigned to The Captains House and all proposers should make their own enquiries in respect of their proposal.  

VIEWINGS STRICTLY BY APPOINTMENT Viewings will be conducted by appointment within the summer break on Thursday 27th and Friday 28th July 2017.

To arrange an appointment please contact Atwell Martin on 01752 202121. 

INFORMAL TENDER The property is offered For Sale / To Let by way of Informal Tender and interested parties are invited to submit offers in writing by 12pm, Friday 1st September 2017 in a sealed envelope marked 'Private and Confidential - Informal Tender'

Within any offer received we seek to ascertain the following information:

Is the offer to purchase or to lease the property?
If the offer is to lease the property - the preferred form, length, premium and rent?
If the offer is to purchase the property - the price payable?
The future proposed use of the building?
How the proposal is funded?
Whether the proposal is conditional or unconditional?
If the proposal is conditional then the conditions that would be attached to the offer included in full.

The vendor would remind prospective purchasers that they are not under any obligation to accept the highest offer.

Contact Andrew Bullivant, Mark Copleston or Scott Parry on 01752 202121
 


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23 May 2017

Nearest stations

  • Devonport (0.7 mi)
  • Plymouth (0.8 mi)
  • Dockyard (1.0 mi)
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65 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LA

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Atwell Martin, Plymouth

65 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LA

01752 966156 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Devonport (0.7 mi)
  • Plymouth (0.8 mi)
  • Dockyard (1.0 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Atwell Martin, Plymouth

65 Southside Street, Plymouth, Devon, PL1 2LA

01752 966156 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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