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 on the corner of The Crescent and provides quick access to the town centre.
A rare opportunity to acquire a premises in the historic quarter of Wisbech. Located within the Conservation Area, this Grade II Listed former church is sold as a whole or in two lots. The Castle Square United Reformed Church extends to approximately 316 sq m over 3 floors. The property is suitable for a variety of potential uses, subject to planning. The property at 6 Union Place extends to approximately 144 sq m over 4 floors and is suitable for residential or office conversion, subject to planning.
The property has suffered some water damage to the basement as a result of a recent flood; this damage is currently undergoing the necessary repair works.
Lot 1 - Castle Square United Reformed Church
Entrance lobby with elevator.
Chapel Area with Gallery above
Basement provides 2 Meeting Rooms a Kitchen and 2 WCs
Lot 2 - 6 Union Place
Spread over 3 Floors and a Basement, there are 2 rooms plus Hallway on every floor. Ground Floor and Basement are linked to the Chapel.
Mains drainage, electricity and water are understood to be connected. Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries of the relevant utility companies and drainage authority.
The property is offered For Sale by Private Treaty with as a whole or in two lots. Vacant possession will be available upon completion.
Lot 1 - United Reformed Church is offered at a Guide Price of £150,000 - £175,000.
Lot 2 - 6 Union Place is offered at a Guide Price of £120,000 - £140,000.
Lot 1 is wholly exempt from Business Rates as a place of worship. If this use were to change, the Rateable Value for this property would need to be re-assessed.
Lot 2 - 6 Union Place
Rateable Value (2023 List): £4,650
Uniform Business Rate: 49.9p in the £
NB Due to Transitional Relief and Small Business Rates Relief the actual rates payable in respect of the property may have no relation to the figure quoted.
Interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries of the Local Rating Authority as to the current rates liability. Although this property is covered by Fenland District Council all enquiries should be directed to Anglia Revenues Partnership, Breckland House, St Nicholas Street, Thetford, Norfolk IP24 1BT 01842 756568 email@example.com
It is understood that the property is not elected for VAT.
Each party will be responsible for their own legal costs.
Consent granted under ref F/YR08/0708/F for the conversion of the basement is shown on the Fenland District Council website. The use as a Chapel is understood to be since original construction and lawful. There is potential for community, business or residential uses, subject to planning.
6 Union Place lends itself to a residential townhouse conversion.
The property is currently exempt from the requirement for an EPC under the Minimum Energy Efficiency Standards (2015) as a Grade II listed place of worship.
Strictly by appointment with the agent. For further information please contact John Maxey or Alan Faulkner.
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