Tag Archive for: Conversion

Water Tower for Sale: Knutsford, Cheshire

19 Jul
July 19, 2013

Description

A water tower with planning permission to convert into a 4 bedroom house.

Information

High Legh is convenient location, being situated approximately 4½ miles northwest of Knutsford town centre and having access to a wide range of local centres and to the motorway network.
The Water Tower stands within private grounds, which extend to approximately 0.76 acre and is surrounded by open countryside, the views of which can be fully appreciated over 360° from the rooftop. The Water Tower bears a date stone of 1938 and was constructed by the former Bucklow Rural District Council to provide water to the surrounding villages. The Water Tower is now not in use and has planning permission to convert the tower into a six storey home with stunning views from the rooftop over the Cheshire Plain. The planning permission was granted by Cheshire East Council on 13th December 2012 under Application Number 12/3773M and details of the plans and planning permission are available for inspection at our Knutsford office and on the Council’s website (www.cheshireeast.gov.uk). The approved plans will provide four en suite bedrooms, ground floor kitchen/diner with adjoining conservatory, separate dining room and top floor lounge with mezzanine above providing access to the rooftop. All floors are to be served by a lift. The Water Tower is set in established grounds with mature trees and grassland and will have its own private driveway with the planning permission also providing for a detached garage.


Location: Warrington Road, High Legh, Knutsford, Cheshire, England
Guide price: £315,000
House features: Planning permission, 4 bedrooms, 0.76 acre, 360° view, lift

Further details can be found here.

For Sale: Church for Conversion in Biggar, Lanarkshire

07 Jan
January 7, 2013

Description

A former church for conversion.
The Broughton United Free Church was built in 1846 and is where John Buchan’s father, the Reverend John Buchan was minister, and has for the past 20 years served as a museum commemorating the life of John Buchan, a renowned politician and novelist who wrote well known novels such as The Thirty-Nine Steps and Greenmantle. The museum has recently vacated the building for new premises, providing an ideal opportunity for someone to convert the building to either commercial or residential purposes.
The church extends to about 222 square metres and has retained many of its original features, including stained glass windows, domed ornate ceilings with exposed beams and original floors and doors. Planning permission has not been sought for conversion to residential use but if granted, the church could be transformed into a charming home with plenty of character. Alternatively, subject to change of use, it could be converted into a café / gallery or alternative commercial use. The building is not currently listed.
To the front of the church is a gravel parking area, with prominent road frontage. Together with the area to the rear the grounds could be landscaped to create an attractive garden for residential purposes or provide ample customer parking for commercial purposes. Additional land to the rear may be available by separate negotiation.

Planning Permission The church does not have planning permission for residential use and is currently designated as a Museum. Buyers will need to apply for Change of Use planning permission or submit detailed planning permission for an alternative use.

Situation

The Broughton United Free Church is situated in Broughton which is a charming village in the Scottish Borders and it is best known as the
one-time home of novelist John Buchan where the beautiful Border countryside was the inspiration for many of his novels, and the location of the small cask ale Broughton Brewery. The village has a primary
school, post office, petrol station, village store, art gallery and village hall, along with sports facilities such as tennis courts and a bowling green.
For more comprehensive shopping requirements, Peebles lies 13
miles to the north-east. In terms of local education, Peebles has3 primary schools and a High School, which is recognised as one
of Scotland’s top ranked state schools.
The city of Edinburgh lies 29 miles to the north and provides all of the cultural and shopping facilities associated with a capital city. For those wishing to work or shop in Glasgow, the M74 and Lanark train station lie 17 miles and 18 miles away respectively, providing easy access.

Price

Offers Over £125,000
Further information available here.

Property Inspiration: Converted Defence Tower, Suffolk

28 Nov
November 28, 2012

This unique converted defence tower was designed by Piercy&Co. They have written the following about how they changed a historic relic into a private residence.

Converting a Napoleonic defence tower built in 1808 into a 21st Century private residence was a demanding brief. As a Scheduled Monument on the At Risk register and located in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty, the planning negotiations were matched in complexity by the on-site logistics. The completed conversion won the support of English Heritage who heralds it as an exemplar of how to convert significant historical buildings.

The new roof follows many of the curves within the original building while the 3 metre thick solid bonded brick walls (originally designed to withstand cannon fire from the North Sea) create a massive base from which the new roof is tethered.

The simplicity of this massive form in the landscape hides the complexity and beauty of the plan and geometry.

For Sale: Barns for Renovation – Cornwall,UK

23 Jul
July 23, 2012

For sale we have 2 barns for renovation in Cornwall. These stone barns with  commenced planning permission for the conversion into two separate residential dwellings have permission granted for one 4 bedroom and one 3 bedroom residential houses.

The listing on the website doesn’t make it desperately clear how the property is split other than ‘lots 2 and 3 offer the purchaser(s) the opportunity of converting the barns into two separate dwellings, each with full residential planning consent. The conversion plans and a copy of the planning consent can be requested from the selling agents.’

There is no mention of a plot 1, but plots 2 and 3 have further information with ‘each lot having a separate mains water pipe, which has already been brought down the road and are located to the eastern boundary. Should the sale of lots 2 & 3 be split, the arrangements for the division will be made on the ground between all parties concerned.’

The property has an asking price of £350,000 

Project: Derelict Barns for sale – Gaydon Farm Barns, Gaydon

17 Jul
July 17, 2012

Traditional Derelict Barns For Conversion at Gaydon Farm

Here we have a total of 6 units for sale.

  • Unit 1 – Gross external area 1,260 ft² (117m2)
  • Unit 2 – Gross external area 3,400 ft² (318m2)
  • Unit 3 – Gross external area 1,150 ft² (107m2)
  • Unit 4A – Gross external area 1,980 ft² (184m2)
  • Unit 4B – Gross external area 1,880 ft² (175m2)
  • Unit 5 – Gross external area 1,259 ft² (117m2)

A range of buildings with detailed planning permission to convert to six dwellings with two conversions/part new builds, situated in the village of Gaydon close to the M40 in south Warwickshire. The barns extend to approximately 1,018m2 (10,929 ft² measured gross externally) on a site area extending to 0.69 acres in total.

The planning consent is subject to conditions of which each prospective purchaser should be aware. A copy of the consent is available to view at the agent’s Rugby office, there is further information available on the estate agent’s website.

In order to buy these you will need to find £675,000.

19/06/12
Update: Sold – Subject to Terms

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