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Landmark Building with 23 Parking Spaces and Passenger Lift


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Trowbridge is the county town of Wiltshire with a population of circa 41,000 (2011 census) and is located a short distance from the main A350 providing access to J17 of the M4 to the north, and the A303 to the south.
Manvers House is situated in a very prominent location on Manvers Street which connects the central retail area of Fore Street with the inner ring road where it meets Manvers Street, directly facing Sainsbury’s superstore.

Manvers House is a detached 1970s purpose built office building on four floors with stone faced elevations below an eternit slate clad mansard. A single storey stone clad extension, under a pitched slate roof, fronts onto Manvers Street. A central core serves all floors and there is a passenger lift, although it is unknown if this is in working order. Externally there is a car park with 21 identified spaces and a separate enclosed garden/amenity space. The previous office occupier has only recently vacated the building, which is offered with full vacant possession upon completion.

In accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice (6th Edition) the property has been measured on a gross internal area basis and are calculated as follows;

Total: 1670.11 sq m (17,977 sq ft)

We are advised that mains water, drainage, gas and electricity. However, we have not verified the existence or tested any of the service installations and advise that interested parties make their own enquiries/ investigations as to their state and condition.

The freehold interest is offered for sale subject to:
1 A perpetual yearly rent charge of £2.00.
2 Part of the road frontage to the site is subject to a restriction “not without consent to use the land for any purpose other than that of road widening.”
3 A covenant “not to use any part of the property for the manufacture distribution sale or supply of intoxicating liquor nor for any purpose in connection with the organisation or practice of gambling in any form nor as a public dance hall."

The guide price is £650,000.
1. Unconditional freehold offers are invited for the Freehold, subject only to Contract.
2. Offer conditional upon planning must be accompanied by sufficient detailed proposals to enable the offer to be properly evaluated.
3. The vendor is not bound to accept the highest, or any, offer.

The property is assessed as ‘offices and premises’ with a rateable value of £113,000. The business rates that you pay will depend on the individual circumstances. Enquiries should be made to the local building authority – Wiltshire Council.

VAT is not applicable to the sale price.

Each party to pay their own legal costs.

A service charge may be payable subject to lease terms agreed.

21 parking spaces.

The building is located within a Conservation Area. A recent PREAPP ref;19.04737 (which is available to interested parties upon application) has confirmed the existing use of the building is B1 (offices) and that Permitted Development Rights exist for change of use to C3 (residential) which, we estimate, might provide up to *18 residential units (plus a single storey B1 unit).

The pre-App also states that, subject to providing adequate supporting information, the change of use and extension is likely to be considered acceptable in principle should a planning application be submitted to accommodate the use of the single-storey building for residential (and opens the possibility of an additional storey). Such an application would however attract s106 contributions

A larger scheme, which might be of interest to heritage-type developers, is not ruled out but a Heritage Statement would be required. Historic England (who the council will need to consult) run a pre-application enquiry service in this respect. We estimate that such a scheme might accommodate up to *25 residential units.

(*Architect’s sketches are available for interested parties upon application).

EPC RATING (This is how energy efficient the property is)
Certificate reference no.: 0550-0033-8179-5825-4002
D (76-100) = 79

An asbestos survey is available for interested parties upon application

Strictly by appointment with the agents - Kavanaghs. Please see property particulars for full contact details.

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