Garage Premises
Garage Premises, Townfoot, Alston, CA9 3HY
An exciting opportunity to acquire a versatile site with a range of potential uses. The site currently operates as a commercial garage together with ancillary yard and a variety of storage buildings however is designated for residential housing within the Local Plan of Eden District Council.
Key Features:

The site extends in total to 0.99 acre (0.4ha) and is shown edged red on the attached plan.

This versatile site offers a number of potential uses, predominantly as a site for residential housing as per the Eden District Council Local Plan which confirms that this brownfield site is allocated for housing development with an indicative phasing development date of between 2019 and 2024 with an estimated 11 units being built on the site with a 30% affordable housing allocation.

Alternatively the site lends itself for continued use as a commercial garage enterprise or other commercial use, subject to relevant consents. The existing buildings on site briefly comprise of the operational commercial garage workshop and internal storage, detached workshop, 10 lock up garages, and on the roadside is a three storey former café and residential property. The former Tyne Cafe is within the Conservation Area of Alston and does not form part of the site allocated for residential development. Also on the roadside is a useful brick built former petrol garage store building.

Former Tyne Café and Residential Property
Stone built with tiled roof covering, the previous café was located on the ground floor with the former residential accommodation being on the first and second floors. As a guide the internal floor space on each floor is estimated to be 50ms. This building is located within the Conservation Area and due to its existing condition will require upgrading. Access into this building is limited to ground floor only due to its condition.

Former Petrol Garage
Brick built with slate roof covering. This building is currently used for storage and the estimated internal floor area on each floor is 40m2. Attached is a small single storey brick built store (10m2).

Main Workshop & Lean to
8.95m x 29.70m and 5.95m x 29.70m. Block built with timber frame roof with asphalt felt covering and perspex rooflights, concrete floor with inspection pit. The building benefits from three phase electric and mains water. Within the building is a porta-cabin which is used for office space and a timber structure providing further office space and male and female WC facilities. Timber single glazed windows and block dividing walls within the lean-to.

Secondary Workshop
6.47m x 17.12m. Block and brick built with corrugated iron roof covering with perspex sheets, roller shutter door.

Lock Up Garages
To the rear of the site are ten brick built lock up garages with asbestos cement roof covering, two blocks of 4 and one block of 2.

The external area of the site is a mixture of tarmacadamed and gravelled parking areas and grassland. Please note that within the concrete forecourt to the front of the former filling station there are three underground fuel tanks.

The School and neighouring residential property have the benefit of a right of access over the site.

The site benefits from mains single and three phase electric supplies, mains water and mains sewerage.

Rateable Value
Vehicle Repair Workshop & Premises
Current: £10,000 (Multiplier 49.9p/£)
From April 2023: £13,250.00 (Multiplier 49.9p/£).

Viewings are strictly by appointment only. Please contact H&H Land & Estates 01228 406260 to book an appointment.

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Lease Expiry:

14th December 2622


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