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Morpeth County Hall: 37.9 Acres Of Freehold Land


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Key features

  • Morpeth County Hall Site
  • Excellent Transport Links
  • Located to the south of the town centre (approximately 1 mile) and lies on the main arterial route (A197) into Morpeth from the A1.
  • 37.9 acres of prime land sold with vacant possession
  • Disposal of the site in whole or in part on an unencumbered freehold basis.
  • Offers are invited. The land is for sale by private treaty.

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A unique opportunity to acquire an extremely prominent major redevelopment site within Morpeth. The site is proposed for mixed use development to include Residential and Retail Use and a number of other uses subject to planning consent. LocationMorpeth is located in Northumberland, approximately 14 miles north of Newcastle upon Tyne and benefits from excellent communication links being located in close proximity to the A1 which provides access to the national motorway network. The town of Morpeth is an affluent and historic market town with a good array of retail and leisure operators and vibrant high street. Morpeth is a commuter town to the main commercial hub of Newcastle and travel times are around 25 minutes by car. Morpeth is also served by rail and is on the east coast main line. County Hall is located to the south of the town centre (approximately 1 mile) and lies on the main arterial route (A197) into Morpeth from the A1.DescriptionThe County Hall complex encompasses 37.9 acres of prime land and is being disposed of freehold by Northumberland County Council. The site is being sold with vacant possession and demolition of the buildings on site is envisaged. Please consult documents pack which includes site investigation survey, ecological survey, topographical survey and Northumberland County Council Development Brief.Merley Croft and LoansdeanThe two sites combined include approximately 6 acres of prime development land anticipated for commercial mixed use. The Northumberland County Council Development Brief considers the site suitable for retail / office use subject to planning consent. There is main road access to the A197 from both Merley Croft and via the main access road to County Hall.County Hall Offices and LandThe site comprises of the existing County Hall Northumberland County Council Headquarters offices and associated car parking. To the south of the office complex lies green field land and a pond within the south east of the site. The County Hall title encompasses approximately 30 acres.In addition to the existing office complex, to the southeast corner of the site lies a natural pond and surrounding landscaping.The Northumberland County Council Development Brief considers the land suitable for residential use on all or part of the site, subject to planning consent.The site neighbours executive housing and agricultural land.ProposalOur clients are seeking disposal of the site in whole or in part on an unencumbered freehold basis. Offers are invited. The land is for sale by private treaty.CostsThe purchaser will be responsible for their own legal costs. Northumberland County Council require a contribution of 1% plus VAT of the purchase price towards legal fees and 1% plus VATof the purchase price towards surveyors fees.VATAll offers are to be made to Bradley Hall exclusive of VAT. Where silent offers will be deemed exclusive of VAT.BEST AND FINAL BIDSBest and final bids are sought by noon on Wednesday 7th September 2016. For information regarding the bids, please contact us for a tender form.All Enquiries0191 232

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