Epsom Police Station

Overview

Epsom Police Station offers a number of development options including comprehensive redevelopment. The property lies within the town centre and forms part of Site G under the Epsom Town Centre Area Action Plan 2011. Further planning guidance is set out within the Upper High Street, Depot Road and Church Street Development Brief adopted November 2012. It is anticipated that the property will deliver a high density residential development scheme.

Epsom is a historic and popular former spa town that lies within the Epsom Downs, approximately 18 miles south west of London. Epsom provides a wide range of retail, commercial and leisure facilities and is famous for the Epsom Downs Racecourse – home to The Derby.

The town lies within the M25 close to Junction 9 and the A24. The A24 provides a route between London and the south coast. Epsom Station provides regular commuter service to London Waterloo, London Bridge and London Victoria.

The property lies within the town centre of Epsom on the western side of Church Street adjacent to the Conservation Area and in close proximity to the junction formed with the High Street and the Upper High Street. This is a mixed use location, and neighbouring uses include an Ambulance Station, Epsom Clinic and offices. The Parade lies to the rear and provides pedestrian access to the property and to neighbouring semi-detached and detached houses.

Description

The property comprises a purpose built Police Station constructed in the 1960’s on an L-Shaped plot. The accommodation is arranged over two and three storeys with a small basement area. A single storey garage block lies to the rear. The central parts of the property are constructed over three storeys under a pitched tiled roof. The two storey elements comprise the wings to north and south under flat roofs.

The Property

Access to the property is afforded directly from Church Street, and makes use of an “in-out” driveway. There is a small basement area housing plant and equipment and locker room space. The ground floor parts comprise primarily cellular office accommodation and the redundant custody block. The first floor accommodation comprises a mix of open plan and cellular office accommodation, whilst the second floor parts provide a conference room, kitchen area and canteen.

Pedestrian access is also available from The Parade, at the rear of the property.

In total, the site extends to 0.255 hectare (0.63 acre).

Planning

The development potential of the property has been established by its inclusion within the Epsom Town Centre Area Action Plan adopted April 2011 (The AAP).

The property lies within the designated town centre and comprises part of Opportunity Site G (Emergency Services Uses, Church Street). It is anticipated that Site G will provide a high density residential development comprising 50 residential units with 40% of the units to be provided as affordable housing units.

Further planning guidance is set out within the Upper High Street, Depot Road and Church Street Development Brief adopted November 2012. The Development Brief provides for a maximum building height in this location of 12 metres. This suggests a development over 3 or 3½ storeys.

Tenure

The freehold interest in the land shown coloured green on plan BK2198B is being offered with vacant possession. The strip of land shown coloured red will be retained by the Seller and rights will be granted over the red land, if necessary, to permit an agreed form of development on the green land. Further details are available as additional information

Services

All mains services are understood to be available. Potential purchasers must make their own investigations with the relevant utility company.

Method of Sale

This is a private treaty sale and offers are invited for the freehold interest in Epsom Police Station. Offers are invited on either an unconditional of planning or subject to planning basis.

Form of Offers

The successful bid will be required to identify a base scheme to which it relates, supported by the following:

  • A schedule of accommodation showing the Net Sales Area, type and tenure of the units proposed
  • An overage mechanism applicable in the event that a greater Net Sales Area is achieved at planning
  • Confirmation of assumptions made regarding Community Infrastructure Levy, Section 106 contributions and abnormal development costs
  • Proof of funding
  • Anticipated timescale for exchange of contracts and completion of the purchase
  • Confirmation of Solicitors details
  • Any conditions upon which the offer is made

Consideration will be given to the merits of bids submitted on an alternative basis.

Registration of Interest

Offers for the freehold interest are to be submitted by no later than 2.30pm on Wednesday 13th July 2016. The vendor reserves the right not to accept any or the highest bid.

Aerial Photograph & Site Plan

The aerial photograph and the Ordnance Survey extract, with the site boundaries shown edged red, have been prepared for guidance purposes only and no guarantee of warranty as to their accuracy is given or implied. Any scales are approximate.

Timescales

Interested parties wishing to undertake an inspection of the property should contact Fraser Castle 01483 238380 or email fraser.castle@brutonknowles.co.uk to make an appointment. We have provisionally identified the following times:

  • 10th June 2016 - 12 noon to 4.00 pm
  • 15th June 2016 - 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • 22nd June 2016 - 10.00 am to 2.00 pm
  • 27th June 2016 - 12 noon to 4.00 pm

Request Viewing

Interested parties wishing to undertake an internal viewing of the property should contact Fraser Castle:

Fraser Castle

Fraser Castle

   01483 238382

   07808 904482

   Email Fraser Castle