Residential/Commercial Development Opportunity
The Hampshire Hotel is located within the northern town ring-road, bordering Val Plaisant and Byron Road, in the Parish of St Helier. Springfield Stadium is immediately adjacent to the east. Nearby occupiers include the Co-op, Roberts Garage and Springfield Sports Ground. A variety of further commercial businesses are located to the south on David Place. St Helier town centre is a 10-minute walk-away. The over-riding property use in the locality is mid-high-density housing. We attach a location plan for reference purposes.
In 2022, in line with plans submitted by Morris Architects, planning permission was granted under permit P/2021/1751 to demolish certain outbuildings while maintaining and extending the height of the main hotel building. The approved consent provides for development of the Property to residential institutional cared living accommodation for 31 persons comprising:
- 10 x independent living units (6 x 2-bed apartments & 4 x 1-bed apartments)
- 8 x residential care single beds with en-suite
- 7 x nursing care single beds with en-suite
- Variety of shared living / amenity / staff areas
- 18 x parking spaces
The Property enjoys both a “Class F (b)” hotel classification and “Class J (a)” residential institution classification. A number of historic applications in 1987, 2002 and 2004 sought and secured planning permission to extend the height of the Property although these approvals were never implemented.
The Property sits entirely within the Built-Up-Area of St Helier (as defined within the Bridging Island Plan 2022-2025) on the edge of the primary network route and backs onto Springfield Sports Grounds which is protected green space. There are no listed buildings on site. The opportunity exists to acquire the Property for the purpose of development either in line with the existing consented scheme for a residential institution (as provided by virtue of Planning Permit P/2021/1751) or otherwise, for other commercial / residential uses, subject to planning.
While it is considered the Property presents an exciting development opportunity in either commercial or residential scenarios, prospective applicants should seek relevant planning and architectural advice in advance of submitting a tender.
The Freehold of the Property is offered for sale by way of tender and expressions of interest are invited via the attached Informal Tender form by 12-noon, Thursday 31st August 2023. The Property is offered with a guide price of £5.00M. Preference will be given to unconditional bids received from cash purchasers with a strong track-record of completing and developing similar assets.
Each party to bear their own legal costs and any other cost incurred in the letting of this property, whether or not a transaction completes.
For further details and viewing, please contact the vendor’s sole agent, Jonathan C Quérée MRICS at Quérée Property Consultants Ltd on 630660 (T) or 077978 40008 (M).