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  • Former agricultural barn for commercial uses (stp)
  • On site parking
  • Range of sizes available

Property Description

Former agricultural premises with planning permission for B1 (light industrial) and B8 (storage) uses.   From approx 2,000 sq ft -
6,000 sq ft (186 sq m - 557 sq m)

Modern unit
On site parking
Range of split options considered

East Orchard is situated approximately 4.5 miles to the south of Shaftesbury via the B3091 and some
5 miles north-east of Sturminster Newton. If travelling from the Shaftesbury direction continue straight on at the sharpright hand bend on the B3091 towards the village of East
Orchard. Continue along this lane and after
approximately 1 mile turn left into Church Lane and the site can be found on the right hand side after approximately 0.3 mile behind a pair of metal farm gates.

The premises comprise a modern, former agricultural unit building of steel portal frame construction with a solid floor, insulated double skin elevations and pitched insulated roof. The height to the eaves is approximately 2.6 m and the ridge height is 4.8 m. Part of the Unit will be
retained by the landlord, principally for storage uses while the remainder is available to let. Consideration will be given to splitting the unit (as indicated below) subject to the parties agreeing suitable arrangements for access/loading to the separate areas. There is parking just inside the entrance to the site and also at the eastern end
of the building from which there is loading via a pair of hinged double loading doors (approx 2.9 m (w) x 2.5 m (h)).

Approximate Gross Internal Areas
Available area 557.4 sq m (6,000 sq ft)

If split, the final specification of the unit/s will need to be agreed between the parties along with any parking allocations.

The premises are available on a new lease/s for a term to be agreed.

Tenants Repairing Obligations
The tenants will be responsible for keeping the premises in good repairs and decoration, subject to a Photographic Schedule of Condition to be prepared by the landlord and attached to the lease.

The premises are available as a whole at a rent of
per annum.

If split to provide a unit of 2,000 sq ft a rent of around £8,000 per annum would be applicable with rents for other floor area splits to be agreed.

Rent is exclusive of VAT (if applicable), buildings
insurance, service charge and all other outgoings.

Business Rates
Not currently assessed for rates. Should business rates become payable the tenant will be responsible for any bills.

Mains electricity and water are available on the site.
There is private drainage.

Woolley and Wallis Commercial have not tested the services mentioned in these particulars.

A change of use has recently been obtained by the
landlord for this former agricultural building to permit B1 (light industrial) and B2 (storage) uses of a floor area of up to 500 m2 together with associated yard/parking areas. A copy of the consent is available upon request.

Legal Costs
Both parties reasonable legal costs are to be borne by the ingoing tenant.

Code of Practice
You should be aware that the Code of Practice on commercial leases in England and Wales recommends that you seek professional advice from a qualified Surveyor, Solicitor or Licensed Conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement. The code is available from professional institutions and trade associations or through the website

Financial and accountancy references may be sought from any prospective tenant prior to agreement.

Energy Performance Certificate
The premises do not currently qualify for an EPC (lowenergy demand).

Mains electricity and water are available on the site. There is private drainage.


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East Orchard, Shaftesbury, Dorset, SP7

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