This four storey detached Grade II Listed building is in an unrivalled position in the City offering unique office accommodation set within wonderful grounds and a huge private car park. The property comes onto the market for the first time since 1956 having been occupied until very recently by a long established firm of Chartered Surveyors throughout this period.
A former Bishop’s Palace, the property now provides magnificent office accommodation arranged over four floors offering a host of period features. This includes an impressive entrance and reception area with staircase, a dumb waiter, ceiling cornices throughout the ground floor and a large number of attractive fireplaces. Many of the windows in the building benefit from shutters for added security. New LED lights have recently been installed in the ground floor offices and in some of the offices on the upper floors. Several of the offices on the ground and first floors have interconnecting access as well for greater working flexibility. There are lavatory facilities on the lower ground, ground and first floors, together with kitchenettes also available on the lower ground, ground and one of the second floors. The building currently provides oil fired central heating.
The lower ground floor provides valuable storage accommodation together with four offices. As the basement is accessed separately to the side of the main building and also has its own lavatory facilities and kitchenette, this has, over the years, been sub-let and would be permitted again (subject to the landlord’s consent) to provide useful income.
The property provides a huge amount of car parking within its two car parks. The car parks can be accessed either from Cathedral Close or by Princesshay (Bedford Street entrance). The tenant would be allowed to sub-let any parking spaces which they do not require producing further revenue. Exeter’s historic Roman City Wall forms one of the boundaries on site. There is also an attractive enclosed lawn measuring approximately 36m x 22m which provides a fantastic setting for general alfresco entertaining of which croquet has been a favourite here over the years.
This office building is available on a new Full Repairing and Insuring lease on terms to be agreed for which proposals are invited.
Please call 01392 251171 for more information or to view.