We’ve chosen the former Blue Cross site on Walton High Street, Felixstowe to feature as June’s ‘Property of the Month’.
The 0.64-acre site currently contains a detached 3-bedroom house (which needs light refurbishment) and a 1-bedroom annex bungalow adjacent (again, some refurbishment required). The remaining grounds hold the former Blue Cross Animal Welfare Centre, which comprises a reception area, numerous kennels and catteries, an avery, some outside runs and storage areas, a garage and hard-surfaced parking for 7 vehicles.
The site would make an excellent housing development and you would be likely to get 4 or 5 additional houses on the site, in addition to the existing properties. The site would also suit a nursing or retirement home, or could even be used as a kennel/cattery again.
The site is located in Walton village (approximately 2 miles from Felixstowe town centre), in a well-established residential setting backing on to the Felixstowe Academy.
It’s very rare that a site such as this comes on the open market, particularly in the Suffolk Coastal area. With a shortage of much-needed housing and nursing homes in the area, it’s a fantastic opportunity for an ambitious property developer. However, please be aware that the site doesn’t have planning permission currently, so any interested party would have to make their own enquiries.
Offers in excess of £725,000 are to be submitted by informal tender by 12pm on the 26th July 2016. The site will be sold on an unconditional basis.