Property Summary



Branch Details


01388 529579

8 Front Street, Wolsingham, County Durham, DL13 3AA

Malton Works, Malton

• Flexible manufacturing, storage & distribution facility • Extensive site offering potential development opportunities • Equipment and machinery available for negotiation if required • Convenient location for regional centres and transport links

The Area
The property is situated at the small hamlet of Malton, which sits off the A691 between Lanchester and Durham. The nearest local amenities are to be found either within Lanchester, which is approximately 1.5 miles to the north-west; or the historic city of Durham which is approximately 7.5 miles to the south-east, and is the site of the Durham Castle and Cathedral UNESCO World Heritage Site. Durham has excellent facilities with a pedestrian shopping area as well as a superb range of both state and private primary and secondary schools, whilst Durham University is currently ranked amongst the top 10 universities in the country. Durham also provides access to the East Coast main line rail network and is within easy reach of Junction 62 of the A1/M.

The Property
Malton Works have been the base of operations for H Eggleston Jnr & Son Ltd and Comfey Pet bedding – manufacturers and suppliers of animal bedding for agricultural and equestrian use across the UK.

The main operational area extends across approximately 4.94 acres or thereabouts and incorporates a variety of industrial warehouse buildings, originally constructed in the 1960s and 1970s, which provide the preparation and storage areas used within the Vendors manufacturing business and which should lend themselves to other similar commercial purposes. The total Gross Internal Floor Area of the property has been calculated to be 4,134.47m2 (44,503.06ft2).

The site also offers weighbridge and unloading facilities as well as extensive space for parking of employee, customer and haulage vehicles.

The remainder of the sit extends to approximately 9.38 acres or thereabouts which is comprised primarily of woodland an d scrub which may provide opportunities for alternative use development, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.

The property is understood to have the benefit of mains service connections; including water, gas, electricity and drainage.
The property is offered for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion. Prospective purchasers are advised to make the Agent aware of their interest as soon as possible, as a closing date for best and final offers may be set at a later date.
The boundaries of the property are shown highlighted red on the plan enclosed within these particulars for illustrative purposes only.
Third Party Rights, Wayleaves, Easements & Rights of Way
The property is sold subject to and with the benefit of all rights of way, water, drainage, watercourses and other easements, quasi- or reported easements and other rights of adjoining owners, if any, affecting the same and all existing or proposed wayleaves or other matters registered by a competent authority subject to statute.

In particular, a public footpath runs along the southern boundary and across an area of the property itself.
Planning & Development
There are no active planning consents in place in respect of the Malton Works premises. However the site may be suitable for redevelopment for a number of alternative uses, subject to obtaining the requisite consent.

The Vendor would be willing to enter into an option agreement whilst a planning decision is sought if required.

The property is to be sold subject to a clawback of 40% for a period of 50 years, commencing on the date of completion to the benefit of the Vendor and their successors in title. The clawback will be triggered on the uplift in value attributable to the grant of planning consent for any use other than Part B uses as defined by The Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended).
Mineral Rights
The mines and minerals together with the ancillary powers of working are excepted from the property, with provision for compensation in the event of damage caused thereby.

The land was formerly copyhold of the Manor of Lanchester and the rights saved to the lord by the 12th Schedule of the Law of Property Act 1922 are excepted from the property and are therefore excluded from the sale.
The premises are included on the Business Ratings List with a rateable value of £35,500.

Interested parties should verify the accuracy of this information and amount of rates payable with the Local Rating Authority (Durham County Council)
Legal Costs
Each party is to bear their own legal costs incurred in the transaction plus any VAT thereon.
From Durham city centre, head west on the A691. Continue along for approximately 7 miles, Then turn left, following signs for Malton Picnic Area, Follow the road round for approximately 0.4 miles at which you will reach the entrance gates to the property.
Energy Performance Certificate
EPC Rating - 105 (E)

A copy of the Energy Performance Certificate is available on request.
Viewing is strictly by appointment only via the sole selling agent.
Local Authority
Durham County Council - 03000 26 0000
Important Notice
We have taken reasonable care to prepare particulars that are accurate and reliable in describing the property; however the particulars are based upon information supplied by or on behalf of the seller and we are not responsible for any errors. The particulars must not be relied upon and do not form part of any contracts between the Vendor and the Purchaser. They should be considered as general guidance only and do not constitute all or any part of the contract. None of the services, fittings and equipment have been tested. Measurements, where given, are approximate and for descriptive purposes only. All areas, measurements and other information have been assessed in accordance with Ordnance Survey data and are believed to be correct. However any prospective Purchasers should not rely on them as statements of fact and should satisfy themselves as to their accuracy. Boundaries cannot be guaranteed and must be checked by solicitors prior to exchange of contracts. Prospective buyers and their advisers should satisfy themselves as to the facts, and before arranging an inspection. Further information on points of particular importance can be provided. No person in the employment of George F White LLP has any authority to make or give any representation or warranty whatsoever in relation to this property.

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