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Former Bowling Club Buildings and Land, Trafford Road, THORNTON HEATH, Surrey, CR7 6DR

12th March 2024
starts 09:00 AM at Grand Connaught Rooms
last bid was £880,000, guide price *

Tenure: Freehold

The negotiator dealing with this Lot is Chris Glenn and he can be contacted by email:
Unique Freehold Development Opportunity (stpp)
No Previous Planning History
Vacant 12 Months Following Completion.

Gonville Bowling Club lies within the heart of this residential area of Thornton Heath and on the south side of Trafford Road which links through to the A23 Thornton Road via Silverleigh Road. There is a good range of local facilities immediately available within Thornton Road whilst more comprehensive shopping and recreational facilities are within the centre of Thornton Heath with the retail parks such as Valley Park off Purley Way with outlets such as Ikea located circa 1.5 miles to the south. Along with good road links especially provided by the A23, the location benefits from good public transport links including local bus services whilst Thornton Hath Rail Station is 1 mile to the east and provides a direct link to London Victoria with a journey time of less than 30 minutes.

Description: Gonville Road Bowling Club will be sold on the basis that the club will hold a license to occupy for a period of up to 12 months from completion following which, the site will be vacant. The total site area extends to 0.54 acre with the majority of this being vacant and utilised as the bowling green. There are a number of temporary buildings within the site such as storage sheds etc however, part of the land is occupied by the club house/ hall together with kitchen and internal storage areas. These more permanent structures are rated for commercial purposes and total some 137.9 sq m (1,474 sq ft)

Potential: This is a rare opportunity to acquire such a large site within a Greater London postcode area and offers significant potential for a range of opportunities. The auctioneers have researched the planning portals and it appears the site has no planning history having been in its current use for many years but now, with little or no demand for the current facilities. Whilst strictly to be sold on an unconditional basis it is expected that prospective purchasers will wish to consider a range of development opportunities but strictly must rely on their own enquiries in this respect. It is thought that such development could be either for residential, commercial or a mix of both with other considerations perhaps for nursing/ retirement housing or similar. A range of computer generated images are provided solely for prospective buyers to see how such developments could fit within the vernacular of this location and any development will of course be subject to first obtaining all necessary consents.

Total Site Area: 0.54 Acres

Total Built Area: 137.9 sq m (1,474 sq ft)

The bowling club are to be granted a 12 month license to occupy the property from completion following which the site will be vacant. This allows a buyer to know the site is secure and occupied whilst they work up their development scheme and apply for planning permission following purchase.

To View:
Whilst prospective purchasers can view the site from the road we respectfully request that they do not enter the site without a prior agreed appointment. For prospective purchasers wishing to view the site otherwise, please contact the auctioneers to book your appointment.

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The Guide Price quoted must not be relied upon by prospective purchasers as a valuation or assessment of value of the property. It is intended to provide purchasers with an indication of the region at which the reserve may be set at the time of going to press. The guide price may be subject to variation and interested parties are advised to make regular checks for variations and should be aware that the reserve price may be either below or above the quoted guide price.

Prospective purchasers should also be aware that the eventual sale price may be above or below the guide level dependent upon competition, and should therefore not presume the guide to be indicative of the final expected sale price or the price the property is available at.

When setting the guide price, the auctioneers have given consideration to the seller’s instructions in respect of their indicated reserve price at the time of instruction. The reserve price, (the level below which the property will not be sold), remains confidential between the seller and the auctioneer. The guide price therefore, is intended to indicate the region at which the reserve price is intended to be set. The seller will confirm their final reserve price close to the auction date and if appropriate the auctioneers may adjust the guide price to reflect this.
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1. MONEY LAUNDERING REGULATIONS: Intending purchasers will be asked to produce identification documentation at a later stage and we would ask for your co-operation in order that there will be no delay in agreeing the sale.
2. General: While we endeavour to make our sales particulars fair, accurate and reliable, they are only a general guide to the property and, accordingly, if there is any point which is of particular importance to you, please contact the office and we will be pleased to check the position for you, especially if you are contemplating travelling some distance to view the property.
3. Photographs and Measurements: Some images may have been taken by a wide angled lens camera. These approximate room sizes are only intended as general guidance. You must verify the dimensions carefully before ordering carpets or any built-in furniture.
4. Services: Please note we have not tested the services or any of the equipment or appliances in this property, accordingly we strongly advise prospective buyers to commission their own survey or service reports before finalising their offer to purchase.
Council Tax Band: Please contact Auction centre

Lot location is based upon nearest property postcode only. Actual location of property being sold may differ.

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lot infomation last updated: 17th April 2024 at 06:34 PM

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