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Guildhall Hill, Norwich, Norfolk, NR2 1JH
5,482 sq. ft. (509.29 sq. m.)
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Leisure
  • Large open plan ground floor with galleried first floor
  • Flexible layout that could be suited to a variety of uses subject to planning
  • City centre location opposite the Norwich Market and The Guildhall
  • Attractive interior with original library bookcases

Formerly the site of the first public library in England, the property comprises a combination of open plan space and individual reception rooms. On the ground floor the central space is largely open plan with double-height ceilings, making it suitable for a variety of uses and occupants (subject to planning). Surrounding this room at first floor height is a gallery which leads to two separate reception rooms.

There are two separate basements which would be suitable for storage. Original library bookcases and other period features are present throughout the property.

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About this property

Detailed Description

Formerly the site of the first public library in England, the property comprises a combination of open plan space and individual reception rooms. On the ground floor the central space is largely open plan with double-height ceilings, making it suitable for a variety of uses and occupants (subject to planning). Surrounding this room at first floor height is a gallery which leads to two separate reception rooms.

There are two separate basements which would be suitable for storage. Original library bookcases and other period features are present throughout the property.

Location

Norwich is a medieval city that ranked in the top 10 cities to live in the UK by the Metro in 2019. It is the regional and administrative centre of Norfolk, offering an outstanding quality of life with the Norfolk Broads, countryside, coastline and historic towns all on the doorstep. It has a population of 213,116 (2011 Census) and a retail catchment of approximately 1.1 million. It is home to a number of major occupiers including Aviva, Archant, Virgin Money and Briar Chemicals.

The property is located within Norwich City Centre, opposite the Norwich Market and The Guildhall and a short walk from the Norwich Lanes. It is prominently positioned within an established restaurant location, with nearby occupiers including Côte Brasserie, The Wine Cellar and Roger Hickman's Restaurant. It is a short walk from the upmarket Jarrold Department Store, which offers both retail concessions and restaurant/café facilities, in addition to lifestyle brands such as The White Company and Fired Earth.

Accommodation

The property provides the following net internal area:-
First floor sq m/ sq ft
Reception room 1 44.9 / 483
Reception room 2 36.5 / 393
Gallery 72.0 / 775
Ground floor
Entrance hall 17.3 / 186
Kitchen 38.8 / 418
Former restaurant 185.5 / 1,997
Office 3.2 / 34

Basement
Basement 1 59.9 / 645
Basement 2 51.2 / 552
Total NIA 509.3 / 5,482

Business Rates

Business rates will be the responsibility of the occupier. The premises have the following assessment:-
Description: Restaurant & Premise:
Rateable Value from April 2023 / £50,000

Services

We have not carried out tests on any of the services or appliances and interested parties should arrange their own test to ensure these are in working order.

Viewing

Strictly by appointment with the sole selling agents:-

VAT

It is understood that VAT is not applicable.

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The Atrium, St George's Street, Norwich, Norfolk, NR3 1AB

07788 368078

01603 598248

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