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9 Sittingbourne Road, Maidstone, Kent, ME14 5ET

EXCELLENT SITE OF 0.32 ACRES

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Excellent site of 0.32 Acres considered suitable for a variety of uses subject to Planning being granted. The property currently has D1 use with potential for offices or residential conversion. The approximate Gross Internal Area of all buildings is 6,437 sq ft with the main building having a Net Internal Area of approximately 3,000 sq ft plus basement. This property is ideal for Conversion or Redevelopment.


  • Location: The property is located on the corner of Sittingbourne Road and Holland Road a short distance from the town centre and well located for access onto the M20 and surrounding road network. Maidstone enjoys a full range of retail leisure and education facilities and has two mainline stations with regular service to London.
  • Accommodation: Located in a prominent corner position this property is owned by Kent County Council and has become surplus to requirements and is being offered for sale on an unconditional or conditional (subject to planning) basis. It is considered suitable for a variety of uses subject to the necessary planning. The property enjoys two points of access from Sittingbourne Road to the front and from St Luke's Avenue to the rear. There is a substantial 2 storey brick built building occupying a central position within the site and a single storey brick building known as 'St Luke's Studio' to the rear of the site. There is a prefabricated classroom to the rear of the main building. The site extends to approximately 0.13 hectares (0.32 acres) Accommodation Internally: The main building comprises the following: Basement: Various rooms at this level Ground Floor: Main entrance to the front with good sized rooms and some ancillary space Second Floor Loft area The small studio to the rear comprises a single room and the pre fabricated building comprises class rooms we are informed that the total gross internal floor are of all 3 buildings is approximately 6,437 sq ft (598 sq m)
  • Terms: Planning and Potential Uses The property has been used as an Adult Education Centre (Class D1) with ancillary offices and most recently as a specialist school. We consider that the property offers a considerable scope for a variety of uses including the following Residential: We consider tht the main building could be converted to provide a number of apartments or demolished to create a clear site capable of accommodating a number and variety of dwellings. Please note that there is a restrictive covenant which does not permit any building to be constructed on the strip of land 15 feet wide along the site's western boundary adjoining the doctor's surgery between points A and B as shown on the OS plan Commercial: We consider that the property lends itself for use as a D1 day nursery, offices or other commercial uses to take advantage of the existing building and excellent prominent position it occupies. Access: Kent County Council Highways have been consulted and have indicated that the preference would be for access via St Luke's Avenue rather than onto Sittingbourne Road. In addition it should be noted that a refuse collection point should be provided within 20 metres of the highway. These comments are made subject to considering full plans and details. Services: We are informed that the property is connected to all mains services and benefits from gas fired central heating. However, purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the relevant statutory authorities to ensure availability and sufficient capacity at the site in order to service any proposed development
  • Rent: Method of Sale Offers are invited by way of an informal tender on an unconditional or conditional (subject to planning only) basis. The deadline for the receipt of bids is 12 noon on Wednesday 15th October 2014. Bids must be addressed to Sibley Pares, 1 Ashford Road, Maidstone, Kent ME14 1BG In submitting a proposal please include the following: 1.Offer price for the property 2. For conditional offers please specify full details of the development proposal 3. Details of any abnormal costs allowed for including 106 costs 4. Details of due diligence required prior to exchange of contracts 5. Confirmation of funds 6. Board approval process The vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest nor any bid made for the site
  • Viewing: Strictly by appointment with the Joint agents. Please contact Phil Hubbard of Sibley Pares 01622 673086 phubbard@sibleypares.co.uk or Mark Linington of RPC 01622 691911 m.linington@rpcland.co.uk

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