The Former Refinery Night Club r/o, 163 High Street & off Andressey Passage, Burton-on-Trent, DE14 1JE

Freehold mixed use development opportunity in Burton on Trent

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Sold for £190,000

Lot 106 Mixed Use
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Auction details:

Thursday 27th February 2020 @ 10:00AM

A Freehold Mixed Use Development opportunity comprising a former Nightclub with planning permission for change of use to Classes A1, A2, A3, and B1 uses, with 7 No. apartments to be created above together with the erection of a new 2½ storey building and glazed link extension to provide additional Class A1, A2, A3 and B1 offices uses with a further 3 no. Apartments above

Property Description

The property currently comprises a lofty brick building with a pitched roof and a mezzanine which, was previously used as a nightclub, which we understand has planning permission for Change of Use to A1, A2, A3 or B1 office uses on the ground floor with the creation of 7 No apartments above together with consent for the erection of a new two and a half storey building and glazed link to provide additional Class A1, A2, A3 and B1 accommodation on the ground floor and 3 No additional apartments above. The existing accommodation includes:- Ground Floor: Foyer, Cloakroom, Ladies Toilets, Gentlemens Toilets, Access, Dance/Bar Area, Staff area including Beer Store, Washup area and Staff Toilet. First Floor: Mezzanine Balcony Area.


The property is situated to the rear of 163 High Street off Andressey Passage and adjacent to Friars Walk in Burton on Trent town centre about 0.75 miles from Burton on Trent Railway Station. Other business centres such as Derby, Lichfield and Birmingham are about 12.5, 12.5 & 30 miles respectively whilst the national motorway network is accessible via Junction 11 of M42 Motorway which is about 10 miles.


We understand that the property is Freehold. For further information in respect of tenure and other legal aspects and requirements please refer to the legal pack.


The property is situated in Burton and any planning enquiries should be addressed to the Local Planning Authority, East Staffordshire Borough Council.
We understand that planning permission Ref P/2010/01361/MB for ‘Change of use of nightclub (Sui Generis) to Class A1 (Shops), Class A2 (Financial and Professional Services), Class A3 (Restaurants and Cafes) and Class B1 (Offices) uses, with 7 apartments on the first and second floors and erection of a two and a half storey building and glazed link extension for Class A1, A2, A3 and B1 uses with 3 Apartments on the first and second floors’ was granted by East Staffordshire Borough Council on 8th March 2011 and that by way of email dated 14th March 2014 the Council confirmed that a material commencement had been made.
Interested parties must however make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority in respect of planning and independently satisfy themselves both with regard to the satisfactory implementation of Planning Permission a Ref P/2010/01361/MB and as to the suitability of the property and site for any use or development they may propose.


Mains services are understood to be available within the vicinity of the property but interested parties should independently satisfy themselves as to the availability and suitability of any mains services for their particular requirements.

Ground Conditions & Contamination

Prospective purchasers must undertake their own investigations with regard to ground conditions and fully satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the site for any use they may propose.

Plans/Aerial Photographs

Any plans or aerial photographs provided with these particulars are for identification purposes only and their accuracy is not guaranteed.

Rights of way, wayleaves, easements, restrictive covenants etc.

The property is sold subject to, or with the benefit of any rights of wayleaves, easements, restrictive covenants etc. which may exist whether mentioned in these particulars or not.

Value Added Tax

We are informed that VAT will not be chargeable on the purchase price but for confirmation in this regard please refer to the Legal Pack.

Auctioneers Note

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


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