Warren Avenue, Southampton SO16
For Sale Freehold. Site with development potential. Approximately 0.16 hectares (0.40 acres) Located within an established residential area F.1 Use Class
Best and final bids 16th January 2021
St Judes is located on Warren Avenue, Shirley Warren, approximately 2.5 miles north west of Southampton city centre. The vernacular of the area is predominantly residentialand local shops and facilities, including the General Hospital, are within walking distance. There is a regular bus service to the city centre and surrounding areas. Access to the M27 (junction 3) is approximately 1.7 miles, allowing quick access to Southampton Airport and the M3 (junction 14) is approximately 2.9 miles.
The site comprises of St Judes Church and Parish hall, both which are of traditional construction. There is an area of parking to the front. The site is level and measures approximately 0.16 hectares (0.40 acres). The property is not listed.
Freehold with vacant possession. Asset of Community Value Under the Localism Act 2011 (Section 95) local facilities that are considered to be of value to a community can be placed on a register to give local people a chance to bid for them before they are sold on the open market. The current listing is due to expire on 18 April 2021. Notice of the intention to sell the property has been served by our client to the City Council, therefore a moratorium period of six months has commenced allowing the nominating group the opportunity to prepare a bid for the building, during which time the property cannot be sold on the open market.
METHOS OF SALE
We are instructed to market the site by private treaty. Offers are invited on both a conditional and unconditional basis and should be submitted by email to email@example.com.
OTHER CHURCH BODIES
We are informed by our client ‘For church bodies considering possible purchase of this site it should be noted that the policy of the Church of England prevents the sale to anybody or group whose doctrine and teachings are incompatible with that of the Church of England.’
LEGAL AND GENERAL NOTE
Please note our client instructions state ‘All offers will be referred to the Diocesan Mission and Pastoral Committee (DMPC) who will make a recommendation to the Church Commissioners who will publish for consultation a draft scheme for the closure of the church, authorising the new use and disposal. Only once the statutory processes have been completed will the Commissioners be empowered to sell for the authorised use and be in a position to proceed to contract. The scheme will also free the property from the legal effects of consecration. Covenants will be included in the disposal to ensure the property is used for authorised purposes only and related matters’. A set of standard covenants is available from the selling agent, Carter Jonas. These may be adapted to take into account particular circumstances.
Southampton City Council
Telephone: 023 8083 3000
Viewings are by appointment only with the sole agents, Carter Jonas. Additional information can be made upon request; including Title Plans and Register and floor plans.