For Sale The Crescent, Wisbech


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The property is located in the Georgian Market Town of Wisbech in North East Cambridgeshire. Wisbech is famed for its Georgian architecture with one of the longest unaltered Georgian frontages in the country which, together with The Crescent itself, have featured in films. The property occupies a prominent position within The Crescent and benefits from additional rear pedestrian access from Ghost Passage.

Coming to the open market for the first time in half a century, the property represents a rare opportunity to acquire premises in the historic quarter of Wisbech, one of only five locations in the country to offer perfect residential crescents. Located within the Conservation Area, this Grade II Listed mid terrace former Methodist Chapel is considered suitable for a range of commercial or residential uses, subject to obtaining the necessary Planning and Listed Building consents. The sale of this building provides the opportunity for somebody with vision to sympathetically create a stunning town centre property.

Double entrance doors from the street provide access to the
ENTRANCE FOYER 9.9m (ave) x 3.0m (ave) with two separate staircases leading to the First Floor, ladder access to Lower Ground Floor and door to
NAVE 13.7m x 10.1m (ave) with raised Dias. Metal support columns and ornate painted Gallery. Double doors to
REAR FOYER 10.6m x 3.7m Stairs to Lower Ground Floor. Stairs to Half Landing with WC and
ROOM 3 4.9 x 2.7m

SECRETARY'S ROOM 4.8m (ave) x 2.6m (ave)
Separately accessed by wooden ladder from Entrance Foyer, Lower Ground Floor with some partitioning but extending in total to 18.6m (max) x 9.9m (ave).

Access by two separate staircases (one each side of building) to the FIRST FLOOR AREA 20.7m (ave) x 10.4m which is completely open and features some wooden staging where the original pews were located.

Mains drainage, electricity and water are understood to be connected. The Nave is currently heated by overhead electric heaters.

The property is offered For Sale Freehold with vacant possession upon completion of the purchase. The Seller would prefer to sell on an unconditional basis. Offers made "Subject to Planning" may be considered if they are on beneficial terms.

Rateable Value (2023 List): £6,200
Uniform Business Rate: 49.9p in the £

The Rateable Value is based upon the current use of the property. Alternative uses may attract different Rateable Values or Council Tax

It is understood that the property has not been opted to tax and so VAT will not be payable by the Buyer in addition to the contract price unless the VAT rules change to the effect that the transaction becomes subject to VAT.

Each party will be responsible for bearing their own costs in relation to the transaction.

On road parking in The Crescent. The Alexandra Road public car park is a short walk from the property and offers ready access to the rear entrance via Ghost Passage.

The current use of the property is long standing and believed lawful and falls within Use Class F1 (Learning and non-residential institutions) as defined by The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) (Amendment) (England) Regulations 2020.

The property is considered to be suited to a wide range of commercial and residential uses subject to obtaining the necessary Planning and Listed Building consents. Interested parties should make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority; Fenland District Council, Fenland Hall, County Road, March, Cambridgeshire PE15 8NQ 01354 654321

Agent's Notes

1. The property is subject to a covenant with the previous owners whereby the premises cannot be used for the manufacture, distribution, sale or supply of alcohol nor as a public dance hall or in connection with the organisation or practice of gambling. Full details are available upon request.

2. The listing requires that the western staircase, the columns and gallery and the first floor wooden staging are retained.

3.The folding seats are excluded from the sale.

4. One of the Trustees of the Seller is a Partner of Maxey Grounds.

For an appointment to view contact the Selling Agent asking for Alan Faulkner.

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