Property Summary

This green field site of c6.27 acres is located in Kempston and adjoins the grounds of the Grade II listed ?Box End House?.

Ideally situated and offering excellent road links to the A1, M1 junction 13 and Milton Keynes via the A421.

Property Features

  • c.6.27 ACRE DEVELOPMENT SITE WITH PLANNING CONSENT
  • FOR SALE BY PRIVATE TREATY
  • VIEWINGS BY APPOINTMENT VIA COMPASS LAND & DEVELOPMENT
  • POTENTIAL FOR OTHER USES (STPP)
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Full Details

PLANNING:
Full planning permission was originally granted under application no. TP89/00605 dated 3rd September 1990 for the erection of a hotel with leisure and conference facilities.

More recently, a Certificate of Lawful Development under reference no.19/00445/LDP dated 23rd May 2019, has been issued.

Copies of planning permission documents together with technical information, are available from Compass.

The site may have potential for other uses i.e. care, leisure, commercial, community/religious and possibly some for some form of residential (STPP).

PROPOSED HOTEL ACCOMMODATION:
The consented hotel will provide for 70 double bedrooms all with en-suites (incorporating three suites), together with five conference suites, restaurant, swimming pool and ancilliary areas.

Two passenger lifts are projected within the entrance and reception area.

A detailed schedule of accommodation and copies of drawings are available from Compass.

CONSTRUCTION:
The proposed construction of the premises has been designed to be as simple as possible utilising the gently sloping site to increase the headroom in the rear conference facilities, conventional foundations are proposed with two storey cavity brick and blockwork, solid concrete or raised ground concrete slabs to be provided for ground floor, intermediate floor of concrete slabs supported from load bearing and sound efficient party walls.

EXTERNALLY:
A total of 179 car spaces are indicated.

The remainder of the site to be landscaped to effectively screen the parking from the hotel.

ACCESS:
The existing access road to ?Box End House? is to be widened to six metres and the occupants of ?Box End House? to have rights of vehicular and pedestrian access along such road to the point of connection to the access of their property.

The site has the benefit of overlooking ?Box End Aqua Park?.

GENERAL SERVICES:
It is believed mains water, electricity and drainage are available in Box End Road but prospective purchasers must satisfy themselves with respect to availability and cost of connections.

TENURE:
The site is to be sold Freehold.

METHOD OF SALE:
By Private Treaty.

NOTE: VAT will not be charged on the sale of the property.

GUIDE PRICE:
UNCONDITIONAL OFFERS ONLY are invited in the region of £1,250,000 subject to contract.

CONDITIONS OF SALE:
1. The purchasers are to exchange unconditional contracts within 6 weeks from the date when their solicitors receive draft contract documentation.

2. Legal completion is to take place within 6 weeks from exchange of contracts.

VIEWINGS:
Strictly by appointment via Compass Land and Development.

Compass Land & Development for themselves and for the vendors of the land, whose agents they are, give notice that; (A) These particulars are produced in good faith, but are set out as general guide only and do not constitute any part of a contract; (B) No person in the employment of Compass Land and Development has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever to the land. These details are presented subject to Contract and without prejudice. January 2020

Map & Nearby

Location Summary

Elstow, now known as a suburb to the south of Bedford, still maintains its historic feel with original Village Green (where May Day Festivals are still held) and some of the original village which dates between the 13th century and 17th century and is classified as a conservation area.

Sitting aside the Green is timber framed Moot Hall, built in the 15th century as Elstow’s Courthouse and Market. It has now been renovated to house artefacts from one of the most famous Bedfordian’s – John Bunyan author of the Pilgrim’s Progress – who was born in Elstow and christened in Elstow’s Abbey.

John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler 1684
John Bunyan by Thomas Sadler 1684.


Now, 20th century housing surrounds the old village with Elstow Primary School serving the area.

To the west of Elstow is Kempston, a town with its own council and a population of c20,000. Within the town there are four primary schools, two secondary schools and three schools dedicated to children living in Bedford Borough with special educational needs.

Kempston’s main park is Addison Howard Park and the town has an array of clubs and sports amenities, from Kempston Pool to Kempston Rovers FC.

The town has a range of shops including Sainsbury’s and Lidl and close by is the Interchange Retail Park with Next, TK Maxx, Boots, Argos, B&Q amongst others.