Residential Development for sale

The Close, OX12

Sold STC £1,500,000
16,247 sq. ft.

Property Description

Commercial information

  • 16,247 sq ft (1,509 sq m)

Key features

  • Planning Permission for conversion to six residential units
  • Erection of three new dwellings

Full description

A well located property comprising the former site of the Lockinge Estate Building & Maintenance Department.
The site benefits from planning permission for the conversion of former works buildings to form six residential units and the erection of three new dwellings. The finished properties will provide approximately 16,247 sq ft (1,509sq m) of floor area.

Oxford 16 miles | Reading 30 miles
A34 5 miles | M4 (J14) 13 miles
Didcot Station 7 miles (London Paddington 45 min)

For sale as a whole by private treaty.
Offers in excess of 1.5 million.

Location
The Old Works Yard is located in the heart of the village of Ardington, largely surrounded by residential properties. The village benefits from a pub, tearooms, village shop and the Ardington & Lockinge Sports Club. Ardington lies east of Wantage (2.6 miles) and to the west of Didcot (7 miles) providing a mainline station (London to Paddington 45 Mins). Oxford lies to the north (16 miles) with Reading (30 miles) within easy travelling distance. The property has good access to the A34 at Milton (5 miles) providing access to other arterial routes throughout the area including the M40 and M4 motorways.

Directions
From Wantage take the A417 towards the A34 and Harwell continuing for about 2.5 miles before taking the second right hand turn into Ardington village. Take the first right hand turn signposted towards The Nursery School and Engine Shed proceeding along a small lane. The site is situated at the end of the lane on the left hand side behind a 6ft close boarded fence.

Description
Planning application P15/V0011/FUL granted permission for conversion of the former works buildings, as described below, to form six residential units, demolition of the existing storage building and the erection of three new dwellings.

Existing: The buildings are spread over the site with a plan of the entire site being available in Appendix 1. We are advised that they have been vacant since 2007 and on inspection are in most cases fairly dilapidated. Details of each can be found below:

Main Workshop Brick building with tiled roof. A basement runs under the majority of the building which is understood to have been used for storage of guttering and pipework in the recent past. Electricity, water and waste water drainage are all connected to the building. This was the main workshop for the Estate maintenance department and was used for joinery, storage and contained welfare facilities for the employees. The floor in particular is in a poor state of repair with sections being rotten. Rot is also visible in the basement on some timber stanchions.

Office Building Small single storey brick building with a tiled roof. Internally it is currently separated into a series of office rooms and we understand was used as the office for the Clerk of Works.

Engine Shed Timber framed and clad double height shed with a tiled roof and small lean-to. Double height double doors to the front of the building. The roof and floor are in poor state of repair with rot being evident and tiles missing from the roof.

Storage Building This is a small poorly maintained storage building that was previously used for car repair and maintenance alongside the small yard adjacent to it. This building will be demolished.

Proposed: Planning application P15/V0011/FUL, granted on the 3rd April 2017, granted permission for the conversion and construction of the units described below. The completed dwellings will provide 16,247sq ft (1,509 sq m) of floor area.

Workshop Unit 1 Conversion of the former Main Workshop. Will comprise on the first floor two bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms, entrance hall, kitchen/dining room, utility room, cloakroom, snug, study, TV room and sitting room. The master suite comprising of a bedroom, ensuite bathroom and dressing room are all on the first floor. Approximate floor area 3,324sq. ft.

Workshop Unit 2 Conversion of former Main Workshop. Will comprise kitchen, utility room, living area, study, two bedrooms both with ensuite bathrooms, cloakroom and a sleeping gallery up a single flight of stairs. Approximate floor area 2,189sq. ft.

Workshop Unit 3 Conversion of former Main Workshop. Will comprise sitting room, family room, three bedrooms with three ensuite bathrooms and one dressing room dining room, snug and utility room. Approximate floor area 2,824sq. ft.

Workshop Unit 4 Conversion of former Main Workshop. Will comprise sitting room, family room, kitchen, family room, sitting room, dining room, cloakroom, family bathroom, three bedrooms one with an ensuite and dressing room. Approximate floor area 2,625sq. ft.

New Build Unit 5 New build end of terrace cottage. The ground floor is to comprise of a sitting room, study, and kitchen diner whilst the first floor provides a family bathroom and two bedrooms, one ensuite. Approximate floor area 1.091sq. ft.

New Build Unit 6 New build mid- terrace cottage. The ground floor is to comprise of a sitting room, study, and kitchen diner whilst the first floor provides a family bathroom and two bedrooms, one ensuite. Approximate floor area 1,091sq. ft.

New Build Unit 7 New build end of terrace cottage. The ground floor will comprise of a sitting room, study, and kitchen diner whilst the first floor provides a family bathroom and two bedrooms, one ensuite. Approximate floor area 1,091sq. ft.

Engine Shed Unit 8 Conversion of the former Engine Shed. The ground floor will comprise of a living area, kitchen, utility, study and cloakroom with the first floor providing three bedrooms with one ensuite bathroom and a family bathroom. Approximate floor area 1,186sq. ft.

Office Building Unit 9 Conversion of former Office Building which will comprise two bedrooms with ensuite bathrooms, living/dining area, kitchen and cloakroom. Approximate floor area 826sq. ft.

GENERAL
Method of Sale

The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole.

Tenure and Possession
Freehold with vacant possession on completion.

Overage
There is to be no deviation from planning consent P15/V0011/FUL without prior written consent of the Lockinge Trust.

Fencing Obligation
Within 2 months of completion or prior to commencement of the works whichever earlier the Buyer will be required to erect and thereafter maintain a 6ft close boarded fence between points A-B-C -D-E and F-G on the plan overleaf.

Services
Mains electricity, gas and drainage are available as are telecoms although connection charges may apply. Water is supplied via the Lockinge Estate's private water supply.

Health and Safety
We would ask you to be as vigilant as possible when making your inspection of the property for your own personal safety.

Viewing
Viewing is strictly by appointment with the selling agent, Adkin. No unaccompanied viewing of the property is permitted.


Access
A right of way will be granted over the lane accessing the property hatched brown on the site plan included within these particulars. An obligation to contribute to the maintenance of this access will be put in place on the developer of the site and end purchasers of individual units.

Wayleave, Easements and Rights of Way
The property is being sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, whether public or private, light, support, drainage, water and electricity supplies and other rights and obligations, easements and quasi-easements and restrictive covenants and all existing proposed wayleaves for masts, pylons, stays, cables, drains, water and gas and other pipes whether referred to in these particulars or not.

Local Authority
Vale of White Horse District Council Tel: 01235 422422. www.whitehorsedc.gov.uk
Oxfordshire County Council Tel: 01865 792422. www.oxfordshire.gov.uk

VAT
Any guide prices quoted or discussed are exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale of the property, or any part of it, or any right attached to it, becomes a chargeable supply for purposes of VAT, such tax will be payable in addition.

Plans
Plans included within these particulars are based on Architects drawings and the Ordnance Survey Maps reproduced from Promap and are for reference and information purposes only. All measurements and distances are approximate.

For further information
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  • Didcot Parkway (5.9 mi)
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Orpwood House School Road, Ardington, OX12 8PQ

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Nearest station

  • Didcot Parkway (5.9 mi)
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To view this property or request more details, contact:

Adkin, Ardington

Orpwood House School Road, Ardington, OX12 8PQ

01235 607033 Local call rate

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