Abacus Court, Bull Street, Harborne, Birmingham, B17 0HH

Freehold office building with planning for residential conversion in Harborne

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Lot 89 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 26th October 2023 @ 09:00AM

A Substantial Vacant Freehold Office building Occupying A Prime Position In A Popular Residential Road, Benefitting From Planning Permission To Extend And Convert To A Residential Dwelling With Secure Car Parking

Property Description

The property comprises a spacious three storey terrace, constructed in the 1990's to blend with existing Victorian terraces within the road, and extending to approximately 3,000sqft (278.70sqm) There is a gated parking area and a rear enclosed courtyard/parking. The property has until recently been used as professional offices but has planning permission to extend and change of use to an attractive single residential dwelling to approximately 3,611sqft (335.5sqm).


The property fronts Bull Street one of Harborne's premier central residential roads, running off the High Street and linking with Greenfield Road.
Bull Street is well known for it's mix of period architecture and well kept houses, with easy access to local shopping, bars and restaurants along High Street together with Waitrose and Marks and Spencer's.
The area is well served by excellent state and independent schools and recreational amenities include Edgbaston and Harborne Golf Clubs, Edgbaston Priory Sports Club, Warwickshire County Cricket Ground and the Botanical Gardens.


The property currently provides office accommodation as follows.
Ground Floor: Entrance, Lobby, Front Office, Studio Flat having Kitchen/Living Area/Shower Room.
First Floor: Landing, Five Offices, WC and Wash Hand Basin.
Second Floor: Landing, Four Offices, WC and Wash Hand Basin.
Outside: A Gated Entrance to Car Parking and enclosed private Courtyard.

Energy Performance Rating



Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.


The property benefits from planning permission, application number 2022/00609/PA dated 29th March 2022 and granted by Birmingham City Council.
The permission is for a change of use from offices (use class E) to a dwelling house (use class C3) and erection of single storey and two storey rear extensions including Juliet Balcony to rear, dormer windows, installation of gates, new door to front elevation and boundary wall railings to the front.
All interested parties must make their own enquiries of the local planning authority in respect of the proposed future use, and further floor areas and dimensions.

Value Added Tax

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Auctioneer's Note

Please note that the completion period for this property is 8 weeks (56days).

Auctioneer's Note

Please note offers may be considered prior to the Auction Sale.


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