The property comprises a former Municipal Chambers premises, most recently used as office/classroom accommodation at First, Second & Third Floor Level.
At Ground Floor level on the Castle Road side is a former Public Convenience that would convert to a Bicycle, Bin and General Residents’ Store or could have other commercial potential.
The remainder of the Ground Floor comprises three commercial units. One of these has been sold previously on Long Leasehold terms (but there is the potential for this to be re-acquired and joined back to the Freehold of the whole property). Further details below.
The property is located in The Castle Circus Area of Torquay - at the head of Union Street, Torquay’s principle shopping High Street. The location provides fantastic access to all town centre amenities including all shops, bars, cafés and restaurants, The Library, Dentist, Post Office and Tesco Express.
The location is also accessible via the major bus route serving the town. The area is home to many professional services office occupiers, including The Torbay Development Agency. This area is subject to focus for inward investment by the Torbay Development Agency, with further plans for development at the nearby Upton Place Car Park and also plans to secure the future vibrancy and sustainability of this end of Union Street.
The Municipal Chambers looks directly over Torquay Town Hall, an elegant early 20th Century English Renaissance building – a beautiful property on which to look, steeped in history from Agatha Christie’s spell as a wartime nurse, Torquay’s rejection of Mosely’s Black shirts to a performance by The Rolling Stones in 1964. The Town Hall remains the seat of the Unitary Authority of Torbay.
This location is also particularly popular with Language Schools, with several of the area’s largest academies being located in the immediate vicinity. An opportunity is presented, with the constant demand for letting accommodation from the affluent language students in a location so convenient for their studies and the town.