BEST AND FINAL OFFERS INVITED BY 1200 FRIDAY 16TH JUNE 2023
Heartsease Methodist Church is a substantial property on a corner plot (approx. 0.297 Ha (0.73 Acres)) located on the outer ring road of Norwich.
The property offers the opportunity for those wishing to use the site for a community facility / local service or longer-term redevelopment of the site, subject to planning. Please refer to the section on planning in these particulars.
The building is detached, with the main part constructed in circa 1953, and later extensions built from circa 1961. It is constructed of brick, with the two main parts of the building under a clay tiled roof, and the extensions having flat roofs. The property benefits from uPVC double glazed windows and doors throughout the majority of the building. There is gas-fired central heating, supplemented by electric heaters.
The property comprises the following;
Entrance Lobby - 5.99m x 3.13m (2.62m min). Front double doors and a further pair of internal glass double doors into church. Internal date stone recording the building of the church in 1953.
Chapel - 15.82m x 8.73m; ceiling height 5.14m. Fitted timber pews on either side of a wide central aisle. Wooden parquet flooring and carpet, with a raised area at the east end housing the altar, pulpit and freestanding organ. Two doors leading to:
Hallway - 0.88m x 0.81m, 1.90m x 2.74m, 0.98m x 7.14mm & 0.91m x 2.24m. Built in cupboard, and door to car park.
Gents WC - 1.46m x 0.84m, 2.48m x 1.03m, and 0.87 x 1.49. WC, urinals, and hand basin.
Minister's Vestry - 2.83m x 4.26m with wooden parquet flooring and built in cupboard. Door to WC (1.87m x 0.86m, 0.85m x 1.48m).
Flower Room - 1.90m x 2.31m. Fitted kitchen units with stainless steel sink and draining board. Dividing wall / screen with door to:
Disabled WC - 1.90m x 1.81m. WC, hand basin.
Storeroom - 4.25m x 4.09m. Wall mounted gas boiler and fitted cupboards.
Lobby - 4.61m x 3.93m, 1.87m x 0.82m. Exterior doors to side. Built-in cupboards. Pair of internal doors leading to:
Hall - 7.91m x 14.59m; ceiling height 4.43m. Double doors to outside, wooden parquet flooring, and two serving hatches through to the kitchen. Raised full-width stage area at one end (7.91m x 4.26m), with fitted curtains and lighting rigs. Double doors to rear hallway.
Kitchen - 3.86m x 4.44m. Fitted commercial kitchen consisting of a range of base and wall units with stainless steel worktops and fitted hot cupboard. Freestanding commercial dishwasher, stainless steel double sink unit with draining board, and pair of electric cookers with extractor fan unit above.
Rear Hallway - 15.53m x 1.50m, 2.49m x 3.37m max (1.92m min), 6.00m x 1.46mm. Two sets of external double doors leading to the side and rear.
Gents WC - 2.39m x 3.41m. WC, urinals, hand basin and electric wall-mounted hand drier.
Ladies WC - 2.89m x 3.39m. 3 cubicles with WCs, hand basin with cupboard beneath housing electric water heater and electric wall-mounted hand drier.
Plumstead Room - 8.20m x 4.80m. Built-in cupboard and two separate doors to the rear hallway.
Thorpe Room - 7.89m x 5.30m. Fitted wooden parquet flooring, double doors to the rear hallway. Fitted cupboards along one wall from floor to ceiling height, two sets of steps and doors to either side of stage and two small access doors to the underneath of the stage.
Epworth Room - 5.98m x 6.76m.
Storeroom - 7.21m x 5.03m.
Former Boiler Room / Cellar - 3.86m x 5.33m. Accessed from the outside via steps down from the car park.
Loft Space - above chapel and hall, housing gas-fired hot air heating system. In all the total floor area of the building extends to approximately 639.75 m2 (6,884 sq. ft.).
A large tarmac parking area to the south side of the building accessed from Heartsease Lane. There is another car park / outside space to the rear of the building with a gravel / grass surface which is accessed from Orchard Close. To the north side of the building is an area of grass, with various established shrubs and small trees. In all the plot is approximately 0.297 Hectares (0.73 Acres).
The property is located on Heartsease Lane, part of the Norwich Outer Ring Road. The city centre is approximately 2.5 miles to the south-west, providing a wide selection of shops, amenities, restaurants, and leisure facilities. It has direct rail links to London Liverpool Street as well as an International Airport which flies to a wide range of destinations.
From the centre of Norwich head north-east from the Ketts Hill roundabout on the B1140 Ketts Hill / Plumstead Road. Upon reaching the Heartsease Roundabout, take the first exit onto the A1042 Heartsease Lane. The entrance to Heartsease Methodist Church can be found on the right after approximately 0.1 miles.
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GENERAL REMARKS AND STIPULATIONS
VIEWING: By appointment only.
METHOD OF SALE: The property is offered for sale by private treaty as a whole with a guide price of £490,000.
TENURE & POSSESSION: The property is sold freehold with vacant possession on completion. The property is registered under Land Registry Title Number NK379673.
UPLIFT/OVERAGE CLAUSE: The property is offered for sale subject to an Uplift/Overage clause for a period of 50 years, where 70% of any increase in value will be due to the Vendor should any planning permissions be granted for change of use /redevelopment.
SERVICES: The property benefits from mains electricity (3 phase), gas, water and drainage.
COUNCIL TAX / BUSINESS RATES: Neither are payable due to the current use of the property.
RIGHTS OF WAY, EASEMENTS, WAYLEAVES AND COVENANTS: The property is sold subject to, and with the benefit of all easements, rights of way, privileges etc., which may affect the same, whether mentioned hereto or not. In particular, there is an electricity Sub Station located in a small, fenced compound in the corner of the main car park. This is registered separately under Land Registry Title Number NK24949 with the freehold owned by UKPN.
AUTHORITIES: Norwich City Council - 0344 980 3333
Anglian Water - 0345 60 66 087
UK Power Networks - 0800 31 63 105
PLANNING: The property lies within the boundary of the Norwich City Council Local Plan. Due to the building's use as a church, it is classified as a "Community Facility" and current planning policy seeks to avoid the loss of such sites. However, where it has been demonstrated that the use as such is no longer viable, and cannot be made viable, then a change of use may be considered. Planning Policy states that before a change of use can be considered, it is expected that the property should be actively marketed at a realistic price as a community facility for a period of at least 9 months. For anyone who has a proposed community use for the site, even if different to the current use as a church, please contact the agents. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquires in respect of any planning issues and development opportunities for the property.
VAT: No VAT will be due on the sale.
MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Under Money Laundering Regulations we are required to check the identity of the successful purchaser.
PARTICULARS AND PLANS: These particulars and plans are based upon the Ordnance Survey metric editions and are believed to be correct, but their accuracy cannot be guaranteed.
DISPUTES: Should any dispute arise between the Vendor and the purchaser(s) as to the boundaries, fences or any other point arising out of these particulars, then the Agent's decision shall be binding upon all parties. 01603 250808
Offices at Aylsham and Norwich. These particulars have been prepared in good faith to give a fair overall view of the property. If any points are particularly relevant to your interest in the property, please ask for further information/verification.
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