Former Isle of Thanet Gazette Building, Margate

Kent CT9 1PP, KENT


£495,000 Open to Offers

REF # RC1163
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Property Features

  • Office
  • Status: Sold

LOCATION:
The property is situated on Union Row in central Margate, close to the Old Town and opposite College Square Shopping Centre and car park.   

DESCRIPTION:
Originally known as Lyric House, the property is believed to have been built in 1870. It was built by the proprietor of the Isle of Thanet Gazette as the printing works for his paper. The journalists and editor of the Thanet Gazette newspaper were still working from part of the building up until 2009.

The building is currently being used as a GP Surgery which is permanently closing at the end of February 2017.

A major refurbishment of the entire building was completed in 2010 which included; 

  • complete stripping out of the building
  • installation of modern insulation and double glazing (while retaining original wooden windows and other original features)
  • new modern lift (8 person Oakland Excelsior) and an additional stairway
  • full new electrical rewiring, computer networking (Cat 5), telephone system and computer room
  • full new water, gas and plumbing system including several WCs and a shower
  • full new gas boiler (Keston) and radiator heating system
  • new air conditioning units (Mitsubishi) for cooling, heating and dehumidification
  • alarms, CCTV and security system

On the ground floor there is a large waiting area with a children’s play section. There is a reception area and three WCs, one of which is a disabled WC. There are three consulting rooms on the ground floor as well as a nurse/treatment room. There is also the computer room and the cleaner’s utility room.

Two stairways and a lift lead to the first floor. There are two consulting rooms on the first floor as well as a counsellor/consulting room. There is a general office and the practice manager’s office as well as a large meeting room and the kitchen/staff room. There are three WCs on the first floor, one of which is a disabled WC and one which contains a shower.

To the back of the building there is a store area and to the side of the building there is a large garage.

ACCOMODATION:
NB: All measurements shown are believed to be accurate but must be taken as approximate only.

Ground Floor

Entrance and Waiting Room………….1.89 m (widening to 5.13 m) x 8.29 m

Reception………………………………………5.97 m (widening to 8.02 m) x 7.30 m

Hallways

Consulting Room 1……………………….……..4.99 m x 2.31 m

Consulting Room 2……………………………...2.59 m x 6.90 m

Consulting Room 3……………………………...2.84 m x 5.76 m

Nurse/Treatment Room………………………3.01 m x 2.10 m

Computer Room……………………………….….1.45 m x 2.39 m

Cleaner’s utility room………….…………….…1.58 m x 2.10 m

3 x WC (one disabled WC)

Net internal floor area………….…………c. 191 .62 sq m (2062 sq ft)

 

First Floor

Hallways and Landing

Meeting Room………………………………..……….5.89 m x 7.93 m

Managers Office……………………………….…….1.98 m x 6.24 m

General Office……………………………….………..3.55 m x 5.19 m

Consulting Room 4 ………………………………...2.97 m x 4.09 m

Consulting Room 5……………………………..……3.48 m x 6.24 m

Counsellor/Consulting Room 6…………….…2.99 m x 3.00 m

Kitchen/Staff Room……………………………..….2.09 m x 6.62 m

3 x WC (one disabled WC, one with shower)

Net internal floor area……......................c. 161.53 sq m (1,739 sq ft)

 

Total net internal floor area of the building…………..c.353.15 sq m (3,801 sq ft)

 

Outside

Rear Store…………………………22.27 sq.m (238 sq.ft)

Garage……………………………..39.77 sq.m (428 sq.ft)

 

SERVICES

All mains services are connected to the building including water, gas, electricity, drainage and telephone.

PRICE £495,000 – Open to Offers
Please note that an agreed offer will only secure the purchase of the building once a non-refundable deposit of 10% of the agreed price is received.

CONTENTS
The contents are available for the purchase by separate negotiation.

COPYRIGHT

All statements contained in these particulars as to this property are made without responsibility on the part of Pearson Gore or the vendors/lessors.  These particulars are the copyright of Pearson Gore and can only be reproduced with written consent from the above office.  We have not tested the equipment, appliances and services in this property.  Interested applicants are advised to commission the appropriate investigations before proceeding. Applicants should satisfy themselves that any necessary permission’s are in place for the use stated. Unless otherwise stated all prices/rents are quoted exclusive of VAT and SDLT.  Any intending purchaser/lessee should satisfy themselves independently as to the incidences of VAT prior to any transaction.  

SUBJECT TO CONTRACT RC1163/SJ/14/09/16

EPC - Former Thanet Gazette Building, Margate

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