Where is the Development land located?
Leek is a busy market town in the county of Staffordshire c10 miles northeast of Stoke on Trent and 12 miles south of Buxton.
The land for sale is situated on New Street, with frontage onto the A523 Stockwell Street. The towns market square is just 0.1 miles west of the site with nearby occupiers to include Buxton and Leek College (adjacent), Leek Registry office, The Nicholson Museum & Art Gallery and The Park Medical Centre. At the rear of the site is Brough Park, which is a 28 acre public open space, which includes a Leisure Centre and Skate Park.
Town Centre site of 1.1 acres, next to Buxton and Leek College and near Registry Office & Museum. Main Road frontage onto A523.
Former Blakemore and Chell premises comprising of a warehouse, showroom, residential units and a shop. The properties have not been occupied for some years and as a result of water ingress from metal theft are no longer habitable.
We are advised the buildings extend c 9,500 sq ft as follows:
Showroom & offices - 6,452 sq ft
External Store - 719 sq ft
Ground floor shop - 609 sq ft
2 bed flat above - 630 sq ft
Terraced houses c 500 sq ft (each)
How has the accommodation been measured?
The accommodation has been measured on a Net Internal Area basis (NIA) in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring practice. It should be noted that the measurements have been taken from a prior valuation report and are stated for information purposes only - and subject to checking.
The property has remained vacant for several years. We understand the last use to have been Class E (Commercial, Business and Service) but may be suitable to a range of professional uses or redevelopment STP. The Staffordshire Moorlands District Council Council Local Plan identifies the site under policy Churnet Valley Masterplan Boundary (SS11) - an area for sustainable tourism and rural regeneration. The red brick buildings fronting New Street are also identified as being within a Conservation Area (DC2). All information should be confirmed with and further enquirers directed to the Local Planning Authority.
All mains services were connected to the property. These are currently capped.
What is the Ratable Value?
The property Ariel Mill is currently listed as a workshop and premises on VOA.gov.uk.
How is the accommodation offered?
Former Blakemore and Chell site for sale freehold. There will be no tenancies or occupiers but some furniture and chattels could be left on completion. The site is to be sold by informal tender with purchasers invited to submit offers in writing by 12 noon Friday 3rd February 2023. Offers should be sent in writing by email to email@example.com and should include; Purchaser contact details, Solicitor details, advice on timing, proof of funds / finance, proposed use and detail any conditions.
£550,000 Guide price. Please check the VAT status.
All figures are quoted exclusive of VAT, we are advised the property is not registered for VAT.
57 Stockwell Street = C (69)
57a Stockwell Street = D (56)
2 new Street = D (64)
3 New Street = C (69)
4 New Street = D (59)
What are the viewing arrangements?
Physical viewings with proceedable parties can be arranged on request by contacting OMEETO or our joint agent Tim Garratt Tim Garratt of Blackstar Advisory Ltd; Tim@blackstaradvisory.co.uk. We do not take any responsibility for any loss or injury caused whilst carrying out a site visit. Due to the condition of the property only external roadside viewings are being offered.