DEVELOPMENT OPPORTUNITY

The Roundhouse, Spittal, BERWICK-UPON-TWEED, Northumberland, TD15 1QS

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Price P.O.A
City Berwick-upon-Tweed
Status New
Size (Acres)
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Galashiels Office
01896 751300

A Development Opportunity occupying a level and regular shaped site of approximately 0.847 ha (2.09 acres) to the West of Spittal, 1.3 miles south east of Berwick-upon-Tweed town centre.

The land is considered to offer a potential development opportunity which may include out of town retail, commercial or residential, subject to planning.

Available with vacant possession.

Price on Application – all enquiries invited

Ref. BF4709-002

The Roundhouse comprises a potential development site situated to the west of Spittal, approximately 1.3 miles south east of Berwick-upon-Tweed town centre.

Berwick-upon-Tweed with a population of 12,043 according to the 2011 census is an historic town to the north of Northumberland. It is situated approximately equi-distant between Edinburgh to the north and Newcastle-Upon-Tyne to the south (65 miles each way). The town is served by both the A1 trunk road and the main line east coast railway network providing regular access to Edinburgh and Newcastle-upon-Tweed (approximately 45 minutes) and London (approximately 3 and a half hours).

Modern Berwick-upon-Tweed is an attractive coastal town. Although, not a large town, Berwick-upon-Tweed is regarded as a principal market town serving north Northumberland and the eastern Scottish Borders. As a result, the town effectively serves a catchment of around 42,000 with a wide range of retail, leisure and banking services. It also benefits from being a significant tourist destination particularly in the summer months when the population is reported to effectively double.

This site is situated on the boundary of Tweedmouth and Spittal. Whilst a predominantly residential area the site is adjoined by Northumberland Road Trading Estate to the West.

Description
A relatively level and regular shaped site extending to approximately 0.847ha (2.09 acres) or thereby.

Access is off Billendean Road to the East. Planning Approval Reference N/10/B/0019 was granted in March 2010 in relation to the ‘Re-modelling of existing landscaped area to provide improved vision splay and allow re-opening of existing access road onto site’.

The remains of the Roundhouse, a triple span engine shed occupy the eastern half of the site. Planning reference N/09/B/0397 was granted for ‘Demolition of the Engine Shed’ in October 2009. To the west there is a tarmacadam surfaced yard extending to approximately 1 acre.

The land is considered to offer a potential development opportunity which may include out of town retail, commercial or residential, subject to planning. It is being offered for sale with vacant possession.

The site is outwith the towns Conservation Area. None of the buildings are understood to be Listed.

Historical Context
The building was formerly an Engine Shed. In 1958/1959 the building housed three locomotives belonging to the National Collection, the LBSCR Terrier 0-6-0T no 82 Boxhill, the SE&CR D class 4-4-0 no 31737 and LSWR T3 4-4-0 no 563. The engines are now understood to be displayed at the National Rail Museum with the first two currently at York and no 563 at Shildon.

Area
The site has been measured from an OS based mapping system to an area of 0.847 ha (2.09 acre) or thereby.

Ground conditions
The purchaser/developer will be responsible for any necessary assessment of ground conditions and will need to satisfy themselves that development can take place safely.

Services
Mains water, electricity, gas and foul and surface water drainage are assumed to be available adjacent or close to the site.

It is the responsibility of the purchaser to determine the exact position of existing services and to arrange for any modification/connection of these to the development in consultation with the relevant services providers.

Tenure
Absolute Ownership

Method of Sale
The site is offered for sale as a whole with vacant possession by Private Treaty.

Offers
Offers should include: The identity of the purchasers; the price offered; source of funds; clear details of any conditions attached to the offer; proposed timescale for conclusion of missives, completion and payment.

A closing date may be set for offers. Please note that only those parties who formally notify their interest will be informed of the closing date. Interested parties are advised to notify the selling agents of their interest as soon as possible. The sellers reserve the right to sell privately and are not bound to accept the highest or indeed any offer.

Value Added Tax
Any prices are exclusive of VAT. The subjects are not elected to VAT

Viewing
By appointment with the sole agents.

Edwin Thompson, Chartered Surveyors
76 Overhaugh Street
Galashiels
TD1 1DP

Tel. 01896 751300
Fax. 01896 758883
E-mail: [email protected]

A Development Opportunity occupying a level and regular shaped site of approximately 0.847 ha (2.09 acres) to the West of Spittal, 1.3 miles south east of Berwick-upon-Tweed town centre.

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