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Key Features

  • Freehold town centre suite of offices arranged on 5 floors with vacant possession
  • Fine period Grade II Listed building just off main thoroughfare
  • Potential for conversion to a highly desirable town residence, subject to PP
  • In good order with excellent services, walled courtyard
  • Excellent pedestrian foot-fall from town centre car park
  • Main public car park just around the corner
  • Very attractive central staircase rising with good natural light
  • Superb views to distant Hills including the iconic Colmers Hill
  • FOR SALE BY INFORMAL TENDER - By 23 March 2018


A Grade II Listed town property extending over 5 floors presently arranged as a suite of offices offering an ideal investment opportunity in the heart of Bridport town centre


SITUATION:  No 7, Downes Street, forms part of a terrace of town properties within Downes Street, a one-way street just off Bridport town centre.  Several properties close-by have recently had change of use to a single residence or flats.  The town centre car park is just around the corner whilst the Town Hall and main East/West Streets are close-by with a good range of shopping facilities, coffee shops, pubs, Arts Centre and Electric Palace community theatre/cinema.  The town also supports a busy twice-weekly street market with fortnightly Farmers' and artisan markets.

Bridport also offers a wide range of business and professional offices together with many clubs and organisations, together with a Leisure Centre with indoor swimming pool.

The coast at West Bay, some two miles to the south, forms part of the Jurassic Coastline with its fishing harbour, beaches, sea and river pursuits, restaurants, golf course and scenic coastal paths over the iconic cliffs, linked by footpaths to Bridport.

THE PROPERTY comprises a tall, terraced town premises and is Listed Grade II with a fine brick front elevation with sash window under a slate roof and extends over 3 floors plus attic and basement rooms.  A gracious central staircase rises from the ground floor upwards providing visibility from the attic down to the ground floor with a large window on each stair-rise providing good natural light and views to Colmers Hill.

The property is presently arranged as a suite of offices all well serviced with electric sockets, telephone points, communication system, intercom, gas central heating and fire precautions throughout.  There are two cloakrooms and a kitchen and, internally, the property is in generally good condition for immediate use.

No 7, Downes Street was converted from a dwelling to office accommodation in 1994.  Whilst office accommodation is in short supply in Bridport, there is a precedent along this street for conversion to a single dwelling or flats whilst there is also an ideal opportunity for someone wanting living/studio space/surgery.

With change of use taking some time to achieve the sellers are leaving these opportunities to the buyer depending on their individual requirements.

DIRECTIONS:  From Bridport Town Hall walk east along East Street, take the first turning left and No 7 lies a part way along on the left hand-side.



THE ACCOMMODATION comprises the following:
Timber front entrance door under an attractive arched glazed head allowing good natural light to the:
OFFICE 1/RECEPTION:  A large 'L'-shaped room with two sash windows with timber panelling to sides and below, four wall light points, recessed ceiling lights, two radiators, large central wooden counter with work stations below and plenty of power points.  The admin space has recessed shelving and strip lighting to ceiling, radiator, additional floor-to-ceiling shelved cupboards with doors extending to each side of the chimney breast.  Fitted double-doored cupboard with a single drainer stainless steel sink unit inside (cold water only) and base drawer and cupboards.  Large double, timber and glazed doors opening to rear courtyard with vertical blinds fitted.
INNER HALL with staircase rising up through the building to all floors with natural light via windows on half landings.  Door to under stairs flight of stone steps leading to the basement.  Fire door to:
SEPARATE OFFICE 2/CONSULTING ROOM room with ceiling lights, small access trap to roof space, two single radiators and a fitted cupboard housing the modern Vaillant gas-fired boiler providing central heating.
HALF LANDING with window west viewing Colmers Hill in the distance with two safety bars fitted.
MAIN LANDING with staircase rising to the second floor.  Fire-door to:
L-SHAPED OFFICE 3/CLASSROOM with three sash windows with pigeon deterrent fitted to the exterior, two double radiators, large wall-mounted key-safe box, trunking to three-quarters of the room with 13 double sockets also serviced with telephone/broadband sockets, 3rd radiator to rear side of the room under sash window over-looking the rear courtyard, adjustable shelving fitted to either side of two chimney stacks.
CLOAKROOM with low level WC and wash hand basin with water heater above, radiator and extractor fan.  
HALF LANDING with sash window again enjoying far-reaching westerly views and double safety bar fitted.
KITCHEN with single drainer stainless steel sink unit with Heatrae Sadia Express Seven water heater above, extractor fan, cooker point, work surface extending to side of sink over base cupboards and a drawer, radiator.
OFFICE 4 with three smaller sash windows to the front with pigeon deterrent wires fitted outside, two radiators under, five double power sockets, overhead strip lighting and recessed spot lights.  
OFFICE 5 (rear) with higher level sash window to rear, enjoying wide-span roof top views to Colmers Hill and towards the coast, ceiling strip lights and sunken spotlights, three double wall sockets plus phone connections, radiator, adjustable open-shelving to either side of the chimney recess.
CLOAKROOM with low level WC, wash hand basin with Heatrae Sadia 3 water heater over, hand towel dispenser, mirror, radiator, tiled floor.
with casement window with far-reaching views over roof tops to the hills and towards the coast.
MAIN LANDING with fire door and reinforced glazed panes to:
ATTIC OFFICE 6 with two large double-glazed windows giving good natural light from the west, two large radiators, six double power points and telephone connections, strip lighting to ceiling plus three large triple spotlight units.  

Door under stair case leading down to:
BASEMENT/CELLAR affording good storage space with large shelving rack, gas meter and electric meters, three double power points, low ceiling height.
STOREROOM with shelving, arched brick ceiling with central light florescent light, tiled flooring.

OUTSIDE:  There is a small enclosed courtyard with part lean-to awning.  Parking is available just around the corner in the main town centre car park. 

SERVICES: All mains services are connected.  Gas-fired central heating to radiators with individual thermostats.  Fire precautions in place.

SALE PROCESS:  This property is offered for sale by informal tender with a deadline of 12 mid-day on Friday 23 March 2018.  Please contact the Agents for a Tender Form.



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