About this property
A1 (Sandy) 6 miles, Bedford 13 miles, Sandy Railway station 5 miles, (Kings Cross 46 minutes). M11 Junction 12, 17 minutes. London Luton Airport 27 minutes.
Gamlingay is located 17 miles to the west of Cambridge, on the border of South Cambridgeshire with Bedfordshire. The village lies on the B1040 which runs from Biggleswade to St Ives. The market towns of Sandy, St Neots and Biggleswade are each about 7 miles distance.
The village is steeped in history dating back to 1290. It has a post office, Co-op store, baker, newsagent, butcher, chemist, garage.
The village now benefits from the award winning Eco-hub a multifunctional community building designed to meet the needs of the whole community and one of the most energy efficient community buildings in the country. The Eco-hub is home to Gamlingay Parish Council, community library, children’s centre, youth clubs and nursery.
Gamlingay has two pre-schools, a primary school, Gamlingay First School and Middle School and Gamlingay Village College.
The site is located on the western side of B1040 Potten Road in Gamlingay, close to the Cambridgeshire and Bedfordshire border, and lies approximately 1.2km south of the village centre.
The site is roughly rectangular in shape and approximately 2.8 hectares (7 acres) in size, comprising redundant scrap yard (formerly operated as Cambridgeshire recycling) with a large workshop and derelict office outbuildings located in the north eastern corner.
The existing gated commercial access from Potten Road is located on the southern side of the existing structures, which lead onto a metal surface entrance and storage / parking area immediately to the west of the existing workshop. The majority of the site comprises wasteland, previously used for the storage of scrapped vehicles.
The site is classified as “brownfield” land and has previously been in commercial use. The re-use of the land and existing workshop buildings with a range of employment uses has been accepted in principle. A recent planning application S/2046/14/FL to change of use for part of the existing premises to a haulage and distribution depot was granted on a conditional planning basis on the 16th March 2015. Our clients are currently in the process of agreeing terms for a planning application for B1, B2 and B8 employment uses.
Taking into account the previous user of the site, a Phase 1 Environmental Assessment (EA) Report has been undertaken to assess whether there are any potential unacceptable risks arising from contamination of the site, and based on findings for the Phase 1 EA, it was concluded that potential contamination has been identified on the site, and there is a moderate risk that there are multiple contaminant linkages are present. A Phase 2 EA has therefore been undertaken on site. Results indicate that the majority of the site is sufficiently free of contamination and suitable for its proposed end use.
The site does not currently have a mains water supply, but an existing 90 mm MDPE main is located close by in Potten Road.
There is no foul drainage system, but Anglian Water have confirmed that there is sufficient capacity at present in the Gamlingay water recycling centre to treat the proposed flows from this site.
In order to provide these premises with the required power for electricity, a new substation together with an 800 KVA transformer will be located at the front of the site behind the existing frontage planting to the south of the entrance.
The property is available for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.
Offers in excess of £1.8 million for the freehold.
Each party to bear their own legal costs.
The site is currently open but care needs to be taken.
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