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Summary

Comprising of Hipperholme Grammar Junior School, a fully operational entity until July 2017. The name is extremely well established with a long history.

 

Located within the relatively affluent Halifax suburb of Hipperholme, approximately 3 miles east of the town centre. Convenient access to the M62 motorway also.

 

The original structure dates back to 1916 with a further dining hall building constructed in the mid 2000's.

 

The main school building extends to approximately 833.64 sq m (8,974 sq ft) gross and is two storeys. In addition is a small basement used for basic storage purposes.

 

Accommodation includes a selection of class rooms, offices, staff room, WC's and library.

 

The dining hall is single storey and extends to approximately 170 sq m (1,829 sq ft) gross. Accommodation includes a dining room, kitchen and WC's.

 

The property is situated upon a site of circa 0.523 hectares (1.293 acres) with good sized grounds, incorporating a small sports playing field and other surfaced recreational areas.

 

Also on site is a car park with circa 20 marked spaces.

 

The site is well secured and benefits from electricity operated gates and CCTV.

 

The buildings and grounds were in excellent condition having been well maintained.

 

The buildings and site offer themselves to a variety of alternative uses. In particular we feel residential conversion and development of the playing fields is the most likely option.

 

The Site

The site is irregular in shape. It is level in part although generally slopes gently from west to east. The western section is relatively level on which the buildings are positioned. The main vehicular and pedestrian access points are to the south western corner. Vehicular access is from Highland Ville which leads into a driveway that extends to the north of the main school building and into the car parking area.

 

The car park forms the north western corner of the site and is positioned adjacent to the dining hall. The main school building and surfaced playground form the south western element of the site and are accessed directly from Wakefield Road.

 

The playground is positioned to the east of the main school building. There are further outside seating areas to the south of the school building. The eastern half of the site comprises of a lawned sports field as well as some landscaping and incorporates a timber shed.

 

The site is bordered to its north, south and east by residential housing and their associated grounds. To the south is a private driveway as well as Wakefield Road. To the west is Highland Ville which incorporates further residential dwellings.

 

The site is well secured and almost entirely bound by steel palisade fencing. There are electrically operated gates to the driveway and main school building. There are a number of trees extending around the boundary also.

 

The extent of the site boundaries as we understand them are shown edged red on the Ordnance Survey extract attached within the appendices.

 

Statutory Enquiries

Highways

From enquiries made of the local Highways Authority we understand that the main roads and footpaths in the vicinity of the property are made up and adopted. As such we assume there are no outstanding liabilities pertaining to the property.

 

Equality Act 2010 & Disability Discrimination

This information does not constitute an accessibility audit for Equality Act purposes but we would comment that it appears to DDA Compliant.

 

On the basis that an accessibility audit for Equality Act purposes has not been undertaken, we would recommend that the purchaser commission an audit to ensure compliance with the relevant legislation and undertake those works Identified that are considered to be economically viable.

 

The Regulatory Reform (Fire Safety) Order 2005

To be carried out if required by the purchaser.

 

 

 

Offers in the region of £1 million

Research has shown that return on investment for a variety of residential schemes could exceed £8 Million

 

Planning Consent

The site is allocated within an 'Openspace Urban' area according to The Replacement Calderdale Unitary Development Plan {UDP} adopted August 2006 {as amended August 2009}.

 

The property is not listed, nor is it situated within a Conservation Area.

We are aware that a number of Tree Preservation Orders exist on the site. These largely extend around the perimeter of the playing fields.

 

Location

The property is located within Hipperholme, a suburb to the east of Halifax Town Centre, which in turn is located 3 miles to the west of the site and accessible via Halifax Road (A58).

 

The site is positioned with frontage onto Wakefield Road, comprising predominantly residential housing, as does the near-by area as a whole. Wakefield Road connects with Halifax Road I Leeds road at the junction to the east, in which a variety of commercial / retail units are located. This area forms the commercial centre of Hipperholme.

 

Nearby occupiers include Rowlands Pharmacy, The Post Office, Tesco Express and a Co-Operative convenience store. Furthermore, Leeds Road (A58) connects with the road networks of the M62 / M606 to the west.

 

Hipperholme is a relatively affluent suburb where a strong demand for housing exists. Junctions 25 and 26 of the M62 are circa 4 miles drive away, making the area increasingly popular with commuters.

 

Halifax (population 90,000) was once an important textile centre, although today it has more diverse economic base. Notable employers are the Lloyds Banking Group, Marshalls PLC, Provident Insurance & Nestles UK. It lies 1O miles south west of Bradford, 8 miles north west of Huddersfield, 16 miles south west of Leeds and 3 miles north of the M62.

 

Construction

Main School Building

This is a two storey plus basement level and of traditional stone

construction beneath a pitch and hipped, timber framed slate covered roof. Windows are large uPVC framed sash throughout. The windows appear relatively modern.

 

Internally walls are largely painted and plastered and ceilings suspended incorporating recessed fluorescent luminaries and strip lighting. Floors are a combination of carpeted, timber decked and non-slip tiled. The WC's have non slip floors and are part tiled. The ceilings are high and the various rooms furnished and fitted commensurate with the current use.

 

Dining Hall

This is single storey and of stone construction surmounted by a timber framed pitched slate covered roof. Windows are uPVC double glazed throughout. Internally floors are non-slip throughout and walls painted and plastered. There is fluorescent strip lighting. There is a fully fitted stainless steel kitchen. Generally it has been fitted out to a good standard.

 

External Grounds

The driveway and car park are tarmac surfaced. There is a large !awned playing field. The playground has a specially softened surface. There are paved pathways extending around the buildings as well as a timber decked terrace serving the dining hall. Fronting the main school building is a wood chip area with a timber framed canopy covering. There are timber deck entrance stairs also, and within the grounds is a wooden garden hut.

 

The site appears well secured being largely bound by steel palisade fencing. There is an electrically operated steel gate in the driveway as well as CCTV throughout the site. The pedestrian gate from Wakefield Road is also electrically operated. There are a number of trees extending around the boundary edge.

 

Services & Amenities

We understand that all mains services are available and connected to the site and buildings.

 

Both buildings have their own gas fired heating system serving wall mounted radiators.

 

None of the above services have been tested by us.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

DISCLAIMER

Purchasers must satisfy themselves as to the suitability and prospective viability of the site and not rely on the information provided.

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