Mixed use development opportunity

Former Fuchs Site, Derby Road, Belper, Derbyshire, DE56 1TZ

£650,000 for the Freehold

0.89 Acres

Residential Land

Key Features

  • By Informal Tender; bids by noon 16th February
  • Landmark building in prominent gateway position
  • Faces Morrisons, Aldi and B&M Homestores
  • Two detached buildings of c13,100 sq ft GIA
  • Conversion proposals for c 17,389 sq ft GIA (with two floors reinstated)
  • Scheme drafted for 24 apartments and two commercial units
  • Grade II listed
  • Alternative use potential

Full description

An exciting opportunity for the development and conversion of Grade II listed properties in a landmark, gateway site.

The buildings are believed to have been constructed between 1802 and 1834 as a warehouse and stables. The main warehouse is rectangular with accommodation over three floors either side of a central lobby area. It is understood that c1930-1970 the building was stripped back to stone shell and the eastern section converted to offices and a canteen. Within the western half, part of the internal floors were removed and a steel frame installed to support oil manufacturing. All windows in the western section were removed and replaced with dummy painted timber panels. The detached stable block is two storey and benefits from an extended frontage onto the A6.

The site was last occupied by Silkolene and has been vacant for a considerable number of years. As a result of systematic breakin's and theft the buildings have fallen into a state of disrepair and are uninhabitable without major work.


Belper is a popular market town in the Amber Valley district, located approximately 7 miles north of Derby.

The site is situated on the main A6 and A609 island as you enter Belper Town Centre and occupies a prominent position facing Morrisons, Aldi and B&M Stores. It is a mixed use location with a scheme of modern apartments to the south and offices to the north.


The Grade II listed site is located within the Derwent Valley Mills World Heritage Site and Belper conservation area.

It is allocated as a mixed use development area and a scheme has recently been proposed reflecting the conversion of the main building into 6 x one bedroomed and 16 x two bedroomed apartments. It is proposed the stable block be converted into 2 x two bed apartments and 2x ground floor commercial units. Offers on a subject to planning basis are invited. Interested parties are advised there is an undetermined application referenced AVA/2019/0745.


All figures are quoted exclusive of VAT, we are advised the property is registered for VAT.


The property is not habitable without major work and is being sold for restoration and conversion.

Info Pack

Some technical information is available from the agent. This includes structural survey reports from 2011 and a Geotechnical Report from 2012.


Unaccompanied site inspections of the external areas are possible.


The built accommodation Gross Internal Areas (GIAs) areas have been provided from architect plans and should be confirmed. Interested parties are advised the first and second floors of the main warehouse west wing have been removed. The site has been measured using OS mapping.

Floor Sq Ft Sq M
GF Main wrehouse 4,779 1,457
FF Main warehouse 2,799 853
SF Main warehouse 2,799 853
GF Stable block 1,367 417
FF Stable block 1,356 549

Business Rates



Offers are invited by Informal Tender for the freehold with vacant possession. Bids should be submitted no later than 12 noon 16th February and should contain; the purchasers details, solicitor details, offer level (price in words), confirmation of funding status, any conditions, advice on timing for exchange and completion, confirmation that the existing planning application and available technical information has been considered. Please be aware that the Vendor is not obliged to accept the highest or indeed any offer submitted.

Anti-Money Laundering (AML)

Any offer accepted is subject to completing AML checks.

Particulars Updated

15 Jan 2022

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