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St Benedict's School site, Bury St Edmunds

Guide Price* £1,800,000

Property Description

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Tenure: Freehold

LOCATION
Bury St Edmunds is an affluent market town located within the county of Suffolk, some 25 miles north-west of Ipswich and approximately 40 miles south-west of Norwich. The town has a population in excess of 40,000 persons and a catchment population of over 260,000 people (2011 census). The town has a railway station which provides regular services to Peterborough, Cambridge and Ipswich.

The property is located in a highly prominent position immediately to the south of Bury St Edmunds town centre. The property is accessible from St Andrews Street South and borders the A1302 Parkway to the south and west. Immediately to the north is residential properties on Old Convent Orchard and a Waitrose superstore, Halford and TX Maxx on Robert Boby Way.

DESCRIPTION
The property comprises a significant site in Bury St Edmunds town centre which has been the site of St Louis Middle School for almost 50 years. The total site area extends to approximately 4.4 acres (1.778 hectares) and includes the former school, grounds and parking, Grade II* listed St Andrews Castle, Grade II listed Gatehouse and a derelict building known as the Peacock House.

The school has been extended considerably over the years and there are varying types of buildings across the site. Extensive refurbishment has been carried out since its opening as a school and there are the usual facilities including School Hall, Gymnasium Classrooms, Science Laboratories as well as Kitchens and a Dining Hall.

St. Andrews Castle is a Grade II* listed building which was originally a private residence, although was believed to have been utilised as a convent school for girls. The property is of flint stone and brick external walls, part rendered beneath a slate roof. The accommodation which is laid out over three floors has been divided into various individual rooms and offices and is used as serviced offices by the current tenant. There are some 34 car parking spaces within this part of the grounds.

The Gatehouse is situated at the shared entrance from St. Andrews Street South and comprises a small single storey property which was originally used as a residence but converted to offices several years ago. The Gatehouse is self-contained and used as an office by a firm of chartered accountants.

ACCOMMODATION
The property has a range of buildings with approximate areas as follows:

St Andrews Castle - 475 sq. m. (5,100 sq. ft.)
The Gatehouse - 60 sq. m. (650 sq. ft.)
Land adjoining 32 St Andrews Street South - 0.04 acres

It is understood that the former school site has accommodation extending to in excess of 3,000 sq. m. (32,292 sq. ft. however a full measured survey has not been undertaken.

SERVICES
The property is connected to all mains services however the agent has not tested these services and interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries.

TERMS
The freehold interest is offered by public auction unless an unconditional sale can be agreed prior by private treaty.

VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with the joint sole agents:

Duncan Batty - Berrys
01327 356140 / Duncan.batty@berrys.uk.com

Paul Mooney - Savills
020 7824 9091 / pmooney@savills.com


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Nearest stations

  • Bury St. Edmunds (0.8 mi)
  • Thurston (4.2 mi)
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Berrys Commercial, Towcester

Oak House, 32 Ashby Road, Towcester, NN12 6PG

01327 611044 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Bury St. Edmunds (0.8 mi)
  • Thurston (4.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Berrys Commercial, Towcester

Oak House, 32 Ashby Road, Towcester, NN12 6PG

01327 611044 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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