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Residential-Led Development Opportunity, Barrington Road, Durrington-by-sea, Worthing

17.3 ac.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 17.4 acres (7 hectares)

Key features

  • The site extends to approximately 17.36 acres (7.02 ha)
  • Prime location close to Worthing & Durrington-on-sea railway stations
  • The site is held freehold with vacant possession available from 31 July 2021
  • Offers are invited on an unconditional basis, by way of an informal tender
  • Allocated as an 'area of change' within the Draft Worthing Local Plan

Full description

The Site
The site is currently occupied by HMRC in a conglomeration of buildings, some of which are vacant, all are different ages and styles with heights ranging from one to five storeys and extend in total to approx. 189,963 sq ft (17,648 sq m) on an NIA basis and 224,217 sq ft (20,831 sq m) on a GIA basis. The existing buildings currently fall within office use (Class E).

The East Block ranges from between one and three storeys. The West and North Blocks extend up to five storeys. The South Block and remaining buildings are all single storey. There is a large surface car park at the western side of the site and provision for further car parking either side of a central access roadway, towards the eastern end of the site, with a total provision for 371 car parking spaces.

The site is currently accessed from Shaftesbury Avenue, via Barrington Road with a public right of way providing connections to Durrington-on-Sea station, via a gate at the north-east corner of the site.

For the purposes of the sale, the site has been split into five parcels which correspond with the outline permission. Parcel A (houses), Parcel B1 (apartments), Parcel C (care home), Parcel B2 (either houses or apartments) and the Western Land.

Town Planning
As part of the planning application, Montagu Evans produced a planning
statement which sets out the key planning policies. A design & access
statement and design code provides the detail submitted in relation to
the outline planning application (Ref: AWDM/1979/19) which has received a resolution to grant subject to the signing of a s106. Both documents and the other relevant planning documents are available in the data room, with a summary included below.

The recent planning permission provides for a residential-led scheme of
up to 287 residential dwellings formed of, up to 140 new build residential units and up to 158 apartments/retirement apartments with a 68 bed care home.

The s106 agreement provides an affordable housing contribution of
7% in addition to which a Community Infrastructure Levy (CIL) contribution will be sought following approval of reserved matters.

The outline scheme, provides two illustrative masterplan Options; A and B. The flexibility arises due to the provision of a ‘flexible’ block (Parcel B2) which can provide either houses or apartments.

The above application scheme does not include the 'Western Land' but will be brought forward for residential use as part of a wider employment led application with neighbouring land to the north west. This land will provide a minimum of 28 houses and a total minimum GIA of 26,500 sq ft. We understand that pre-application discussions are underway with Worthing Borough Council and a separate planning application will be submitted imminently.

Alternative permitted development rights for change of use from B1(a) office for up to 254 residential units (C3) (NOTICE/0020/19).

Legals and Method of Sale
The freehold interest in the site will be sold with vacant possession from 31st July 2021.

The site is offered for sale by informal tender and offers are sought for the freehold interest on an unconditional basis.

The vendors would consider the sale of the Parcels as a whole, in isolation or as a combination, albeit Parcel A must include the
purchase of the Western land.

The separate Parcels would be sold with adequate rights and reservations for a typical development site, including for access and services.

The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest or any offer, withdraw the site from the market or to alter the method of sale at any time.

The site is elected to VAT.

Strictly by appointment only,

A full suite of information relating to the site is available to download from our online dataroom:

The Barrington Road site is accessed from its junction with Shaftesbury Avenue, marked by the Goring United Reformed Church. Please note there is no vehicular access from the western side of Barrington Road.

The site is situated on the northern side of Barrington Road and is located between Durrington in the north and Goring-by-Sea in the south.

Durrington is a well-established residential suburb of Worthing, approximately 2 miles (4 km) west of Worthing town centre.

The seafront is located approximately 1 mile (1.6 km) distant.

The site adjoins Durrington-on-sea train station to the north east which provides direct services to London Victoria, Worthing, Brighton.

Both the A24 and A27 are major local roads situated 2.4 miles (3.86 km) from the site and can be accessed via the A2032. The A24 connects Worthing to Clapham in south-west London 53.2 miles (85.6 km). The A27 runs parallel to the coast linking Eastbourne in the
east to Portsmouth & Southsea in the west.

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Listing History

Added on Rightmove:
22 April 2021

Nearest stations

  • Durrington-on-Sea (0.1 mi)
  • Goring-by-Sea (0.8 mi)
  • West Worthing (0.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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Nearest stations

  • Durrington-on-Sea (0.1 mi)
  • Goring-by-Sea (0.8 mi)
  • West Worthing (0.9 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

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