Postcode: BA11 4AR
Sale Type: Under Offer
Property SummarySituated in a medieval area of the popular town of Frome, Somerset, this former Victorian tannery has been refurbished and converted into a three-storey, 6,700 sq ft space containing offices, small and large mixed use studio spaces and a residential apartment. This interesting building is a wonderful combination of old historic Frome and modern day living / industrial space.
The industrial nature of the building has been retained with unpolished concrete floors downstairs and original wooden floors on the higher stories. There are steel windows throughout and the exposed beams and high ceilings have been retained on the top floor.
Refurbishment has included new electrics, plumbing, heating and insulation as well as renewing and insulating the roof. Further details on the extensive work carried out are available on request.
The ground floor, much of which opens out onto the extensive courtyard garden, comprises two large reception / gallery spaces, two small offices / studios and a bathroom with three WCs.
A metal staircase leads to the first floor which features one large reception / gallery / studio space and six small office / studio spaces.
The second floor has one large reception / gallery space with the rest of the space given over to a wonderful loft apartment. This includes two bedrooms, a bathroom and a wonderful kitchen / living / dining room with double height ceilings and a woodburner. There is also an extensive mezzanine area currently used as a sleeping platform that could also offer a good amount of storage space or easily be converted to create extra bedrooms or a master with ensuite.
There is a walled courtyard of approx 2000sqft to the side of the building and off road parking for 5 / 6 vehicles at the front of the property and further free on-street parking next to the warehouse.
The warehouse can be found overlooking a Conservation Area in a historic part of Frome notable for its old manor house and nunnery. The town centre is approximately ten minutes’ walk.
Frome is one of the South West’s leading market towns and was recently featured in the Sunday Times as the best place to live in Somerset. It has become a “foodie hipster haven” due to the influx of young families, The town has a comprehensive choice of retail outlets and all the usual amenities - Culturally, Frome has more than 500 listed buildings and in the 1990s the town benefited from considerable investment in the restoration of its historic buildings through the English Heritage Economic Regeneration Scheme. More recently and founded in 2013, the “Frome Independent” is an award-winning independent street market that is held on the first Sunday of every month and attracts 80,000 people a year. Frome is also known for it's vibrant music and arts scene- a recent coup was The Foo Fighters playing at 'The Cheese and Grain'.
There are excellent transport links to Bath, Bristol and London. Within easy driving distance is the magnificent Georgian city of Bath and Bruton, a small town that has grown a big reputation in the international art world thanks to the recent opening of the Hauser & Wirth gallery. Babington House Hotel is just four miles away. Train links are good with a mainline railway station that connects to Westbury and from there, to London Paddington or the South West. There is also a faster line at nearby Westbury.
Frome offers several good state schools and a variety of local independent schools. It is also home to the first publicly funded Steiner Academy in the UK. There are a range of good schools in the area which include Frome Media Arts College, All Hallows, Downside, Millfield, Wells Cathedral School, Sexeys, Sunnyhill and Kings School, Bruton, plus the Bath schools.
The planning use class of the building is B1 (business) apart from the larger section of the top floor which is C3 (dwelling). The property is being sold by a limited company as a going concern with some tenants in place, so VAT should not be chargeable on the purchase if current tenants are kept on, but any potential purchaser must take their own professional advice.
The current owners bought The Warehouse 13 years ago and renovation took nearly 3 years. Refurbishment included the roof being completely re-felted, re-batoned and insulated. This was done approximately 11 years ago. The building is dry lined, tanked out and fully insulated with eco friendly sheeps wool and recycled newspapers. There is a fire alarm and smoke detectors are fitted. There is trunking throughout for electrical cables and emergency lighting in case of a power cut. There is approx 1,700 sq ft on each level plus the platform on the top floor.
Mains electricity, water, drainage and gas.
Postcode BA11 4AR
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Lodestone Property | Estate Agents | Sales & Lettings | Wells & Bruton Somerset
- 6700sq ft (approx) of space currently used for offices, studios and residential apartment
- Stylish industrial style
- 10 mins to town centre
- Good transport links including mainline railway
- Off road parking and sunny 2000sqft (approx) courtyard
- Quiet no through road
- Overlooks pretty conservation area
- Area of town used by artists/creatives
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