22 January 2015
An office to residential conversion opportunity with Permitted Development Rights for 36 residential units has become available within Colchester.
The former BT property is on the market by way of informal tender. Located in the historic town of Colchester, considered to be one of Britain’s fastest growing towns in the UK, Telephone House is on West Stockwell Street in the heart of the Dutch Quarter and immediately adjacent to the town centre.
The property was built in late 1960's as a detached, self-contained office building, previously occupied by BT until 2011.
Prior approval for change of use was obtained by Telereal Trillium in August 2014 for this prominent five storey office building, offering approximately 2,908 sq m (31,300 sq ft) of net internal space and a total site area extending to 0.69 acres (0.28 hectares). The proposed conversion is for 36 residential Class C3 units of one and two bedroom apartments, with the added provision of 45 allocated parking spaces.
Telereal Trillium, Director of Disposals & Development, Mark Kelly said: “Colchester benefits from being a historic and idyllic town that is superbly located within just an hour’s commute of London by rail. It has understandably become a very popular commuter’s town and demand is expected to further boom in upcoming years. This will be a fantastic opportunity for the right buyer.”
Savills is representing Telereal Trillium on the sale. More information can be found at http://commercialsearch.savills.co.uk/property-detail/3931.