Office Investment and Development - Bideford


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Town Centre Office Premises with Ground Floor Let to Job Centre on 10 Year Term - Planning Permission for Conversion of Upper Floors to 16 Apartments

  • Town Centre location with private car parking for 25/30 vehicles
  • Ground floor 6,224 sq.ft (578 sq.m) let to Job Centre for £49,874 per annum
  • First and second floors providing 9,320 sq.ft (866 sq.m) with planning consent for conversion to 16 x 1 bed apartments as well as alterations to the exterior of the property
  • Offices with central heating and views over Town Centre towards River Torridge
  • Rear walled garden
  • Of interest to investors and developers alike




NIA 6,224 sq.ft (578 sq.m) Main open plan office, interview offices, staff room, triple aspect, carpet, radiator heating, dado trunking, dual entrance doors, link to single storey annex, toilet facilities



NIA 4,649 sq.ft (432 sq.m) Main open plan office, interview offices, ladies and gents toilets, kitchen, server room, carpet, radiator heating, dado trunking, views over Town Centre and towards Bideford New Bridge and River Torridge



NIA 4,671 sq.ft (434 sq.m)  Main open plan office, interview offices, gents toilets, kitchenette, carpet, radiator heating, dado trunking, views over Town Centre and towards Bideford New Bridge and River Torridge



Plant room and storage



There is a security barrier off North Road which provides access to the front of the building and car parking for approximately 25/30 vehicles.  Concrete pathways provide access to the front, side and rear of the premises as well as the walled garden to the rear of the property.

Commercial Funding

Having been in the trade for many years we have established good connections in the finance sector. Our association with these Banks and Commercial Brokers mean that we are able to offer you introductions to competitive finance packages, for a new purchase or refinance purposes alike. Whether it is initial advice on your likely purchase level or if you are at the point of making an offer, you will often be able to achieve preferential rates, possibly saving you thousands of pounds. Please call for more information.

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By strict appointment through the selling Agents, JD Commercial, 42 Ridgeway Drive, Bideford, North Devon. EX39 1TW
TEL: (01237) 424053 / 07868 846357 E-MAIL: [email protected]


With a resident population of around 32,000 including nearby villages, Bideford is the second largest town in North Devon, and the town has a reputation as a pleasant place to live, work and visit. In recent years Bideford has benefited from lots of investment and development, including the ongoing Atlantic Park retail area and improvements to the historic town centre and quayside, and the current Local Plan allows for a further 4,000 homes plus leisure facilities. Bideford is within 3 miles of some well-known North Devon locations such as Appledore, Westward Ho!, Instow and Northam and only 9 miles from the area’s commercial centre of Barnstaple. It is also within a half-hour’s drive of Exmoor National Park, the beaches around Woolacombe, Croyde and Saunton, and the Devon-Cornwall border.


The property is situated within the Town Centre on North Road a short level walk to the High Street and Quay side area.  North Road is on the edge of the Town’s main retail area being Mill Street which connects to Bridgeland Street and the town's High Street.  The surrounding area has undergone considerable investment of recent years including mixed residential and commercial development schemes close by.


Known as Northbank House, the Town Centre three storey premises sits on a site size of approximately 0.86 acres with barrier secured car parking for approximately 25/30 vehicles.  There is a single storey annex building with connects at ground floor level to the main building, with the entire premises having a GIA 17,955 sq.ft (1,668 sq.m) NIA 16,140 sq.ft (1,499 sq.m).  The ground floor, which is let to the Job Centre, provides 6,224 sq.ft (578 sq.m) whilst the presently vacant first and second floors offer 4,649 sq.ft (432 sq.m) and 4,671 sq.ft (434 sq.m) respectively, plus basement space of 596 sq.ft (55 sq.m).  The offices have gas central heating, dado trunking and ceiling fitted diffuser lighting.  To the rear of the property is a walled garden area.

The first and second floors could be let to create additional rental income or converted with planning permission for conversion to 16 x 1 bedroomed apartments.  There are views from the first and second floors overlook the Town and beyond towards Bideford New Bridge and the River Torridge.


Our clients are inviting offers for the Freehold interest, with the benefit of the existing tenancies.  Our clients have held discussions with a care provider to lease the upper floors once they have been converted.


Ground Floor - Let to Job Centre on a 10 year lease term from 1st April 2021, rent £49,874 per annum.  Tenants only break clause at year 5, internal repairing and insuring lease subject to a schedule of condition.


1/0869/2021/COUPD - Change of use from offices (Class B1(a) to dwellinghouses (Class C3).  Decision 17th September 2021.  16 x one bedroomed apartments.

1/0904/2021/FUL – Alterations to existing elevations, including replacement windows and classing.  Decision 12th October 2021.


A service charge has been implemented by the current Landlords.  Further information available.


We are advised by the Local Rating Authority that the premises are currently assessed under 3 listings totalling:- Rateable Value (2023 Listing): £59,500.


We understand VAT is applicable, at the prevailing rate.


Please contact the agents for a copy of the Energy Performance Certificate and floor plans.


Each party is to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in the transaction.