The Preston Road Methodist Church and school rooms are situated in an established area of mature residential dwellings, local shops and buildings used for further education. Constructed in 1938 and later extended in…
The Preston Road Methodist Church and school rooms are situated in an established area of mature residential dwellings, local shops and buildings used for further education.Constructed in 1938 and later extended in 1963, the site area is calculated to be approximately 0.22 acres.There is no burial ground with those parts of the site which are not developed by the buildings being surfaced for car parking. The buildings are constructed with brick faced cavity walls under pitched roofs clad with tile and shallow pitched roofs and flat roofs. Ceilings are part tiled or formed with plasterboard and skim and internal wall surfaces are rendered, plastered, and painted. Floors are largely of solid construction throughout. The accommodation can be summarised as follows:
Entrance vestibule with male, female and disabled adapted cloakrooms off.
Chapel (14m x 8m overall) with Minister's vestry (3.8m x 3.6m) Choir vestry (3.6m x 3.6m) and storage area (3.6m x 6.4m with rear lobby.
Schoolrooms comprising Classroom/storeroom (4.5m x 4.2m), Fitted kitchen (6.8m x 4m approx.) and servery, Hall (11m x 7.5m) and Lounge/Parlour (6m x 4.8m).
Floor area is calculated to be 364 m2 approx.The buildings are not listed as being of architectural or historic merit and do not stand with a designed Conservation Area.As the buildings have little or no heritage value, demolition and redevelopment could be an option STPP.DIRECTIONSFrom J25 of the M5 (Holiday Inn Taunton), drive along Deane Gate Avenue and Blackbrook Park Avenue for 0.2 miles. Then follow the A358 to the Southfields roundabout and take the first exit onto the A303 (Ilminster bypass). Follow the A303 to the Cartgate roundabout and take the 3rd exit signposted to Yeovil (A3088). At the next roundabout take the first exit onto Bunford Lane, then take the second exit at the next roundabout to go past Yeovil Crematorium. At the next roundabout take the 3rd exit on to Preston Road. Travel along Preston Road for about a mile and turn left on to Cedar Grove.LOCATIONYeovil is a thriving market town, taking its name from the river Yeo and is home to the bustling Quedam shopping centre, theatre, hospital, leisure centres and multi-screen cinema and bowling complex, as well as many places to eat and drink. There are some major visitor attractions close to the town - Haynes Motor Museum, Sparkford and the Royal Naval Air Station Museum, Yeoviltown as well as several National Trust properties. Yeovil's largest employer is Leonardo Helicopters (formerly Westlands). Yeovil has good transport links. The town is on the A30 and A37 and the two railway stations serve separate lines – the Bristol to Weymouth line and the London Waterloo to Exeter line. VIEWINGSViewings have now ended.SERVICES & TENUREThe site is offered for sale with freehold title and is not subject to any leases or onerous covenants or restrictions which affect title. All mains services are connected.TOWN & COUNTRY PLANNINGThe present use of the building is within Class F1 - Learning & Non-Residential Institutions. This would permit the following:-
Any use not including residential use -
a) For the provision of education
b) For the display of artwork (not for sale or hire)
c) As a museum
d) As a public library or public reading room
e) As a public hall or exhibition hall
f) For, or in connection with public worship or religious instruction
g) As a law court
All planning enquiries should be direction to the Local Authority - South Somerset District Council www.somerset.gov.ukMETHOD OF SALEThe property is offered for sale by informal tender. Offers should be submitted on the offer form available from ourselves, to ensure that all information required is received. Please email your offer to firstname.lastname@example.org by 12 noon on Wednesday 20th September 2023.It is the bidder's responsibility to ensure that their offer is received by the prescribed deadline. The vendor is not bound to accept the highest or any offer. A decision will be made as soon as possible after the closing date, with all parties that have made an offer being notified.IMPORTANT NOTESFor offers on or over the guide price of £280,000 no overage will apply. Any offers received under the guide price will be subject to a 50% overage for a term of 15 years.JOINT AGENT WITH CHRISTOPHERS