Chequer House comprises a freehold office building with planning consent to convert to 40 residential units.
About this property
King's Lynn is an important sub-regional centre as well as
a busy port and market town. The town has a population
of approximately 40,000 and is the administrative centre
for West Norfolk. Road communications are via the A47
providing access to Norwich and Peterborough, A10 to
Cambridge and M11 to the South, as well as the A17 and
A148/A149. London is approximately 100 miles to the
south via the A1(M) and M11. There is a main line railway
service direct to London King's Cross (1 hour 40 mins
Norwich International Airport is
approximately 60 minutes drive to
east, where there are four flights per
day to Amsterdam Schiphol Airport,
as well as other European and
Chequer House is situated in the heart of the professional quarter of King's Lynn,
occupying a prominent position close to the historic Customs House, and within
walking distance of the town centre and Tuesday Market Place
Chequer House is a substantial multi-storey office building
constructed in the 1970s and currently provides 35,618 sq ft
(3,309 sq m) over 4 floors, on a site of approximately 0.428
acres (0.173 hectares).
The property's address is due to its historic frontage that
faces onto King Street with a period town house facade -
however, the majority of the existing building is eastwards
to the rear of this which comprises of a more contemporary
1970s block towards Purfleet Street which has previously
been used as commercial office space.
The site forms part of St Nicolas Conservation Area and is
Grade II Listed. Several other surrounding buildings are listed
too, including the neighbouring buildings No 10 and 14 King
Street which are also Grade II.
Other than two short term tenancies the property is now
entirely vacant. Former occupiers include HM Courts and
Tribunal Services, regional firms of solicitors, national High
Street retailers and many other large and small professional
organisations and individuals.
Planning consent has been granted for the redevelopment and change of use of
an the property to a residential development comprising 40 self-contained flats
(use class C3) including internal and external alterations, as well as associated hard
and soft landscaping, car and cycle parking and refuse under planning reference
The scheme will create approximately 26,145 sq ft (2,429 sq m) of accommodation
over 4 floors with a range of 1 bedroom and 2 bedroom units
EASMENTS AND RIGHTS OF WAY The site will be sold with the benefit of all easements, covenants and rights of way whether known and unknown.
VAT We understand that the property is elected for VAT and it is proposed that the transaction will be treated as a Transfer of a Going Concern (TOGC).
TENURE The property is freehold.
LEGAL COSTS Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in documenting the sale.
VIEWING & FURTHER INFORMATION Strictly by appointment with the joint sole selling agents: -