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Detached Office Property in Witham, with Potential for Extension/Conversion Back to Residential Use.

  • Located on a prominent main road, between Witham railway station and town centre.
  • Net office area 3,206 sq. ft. (297 sq. m) plus basement (877 sq. ft.).
  • Car parking for minimum 13 cars.
  • Large private garden.
  • Potential to convert back to residential (STP).
  • Offers invited by noon on Friday 11th January 2019.


Additional Information


Lease plan

Property Location

Warwick House,
48, Collingwood Road,
Witham CM8 2DZ.
Property Specification

The premises are located on Collingwood Road, the B1018 Witham to Braintree road. The town's mainline railway station lies immediately to the north with regular services to London (Liverpool Street) scheduled for about 45 minutes. To the south is the town centre, with many national retailers represented. The town also lies on the A12 trunk road, which links with the national road network via the M25 to the south and the A14 to the north.


The property comprises a detached Victorian property, originally built as a house, however used for many years as offices. The property is of brick construction under pitched slated roofs, with a mix of original timber sash and replacement UPVC windows. Many rooms have high ceilings and some original features remain. To the front is a car park with direct access off Collingwood Road, and a former garage has been converted to a training room and linked to the main building. To the side and rear is a large private, mature garden mainly laid to lawn, with mature trees and shrubs. The accommodation has carpeting, a gas-fired central heating system (with electric convector heaters to the training room), and fluorescent lighting.


Ground Floor - entrance hall, two large offices, reception area, two private offices, training room and rear lobby, totalling 1,736 sq. ft.

Male and female toilets.

First Floor - large landing with four main office rooms, two further private offices/stores, and a kitchen totalling 1,015 sq. ft.


Basement - two rooms totalling 877 sq. ft.


Car Parking - there is space for at least 13 vehicles, however ample potential to extend the car park.

E P C/Rateable Value

The property has an EPC rating of E -102, and a copy of the Certificate and Recommendation Report are available on request. The property appears in the 2017 Rating List as Offices and Premises with a rateable value of £30,500.


The property lies in a Conservation Area however is not listed. The property could be suitable for conversation back to residential use, subject to formal consent. Purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by speaking with Braintree District Council.


The property is offered for sale freehold, with vacant possession, by way of an informal tender - see attached letter setting out the procedure for tenders, including viewing days.

Further information

To obtain further information or to arrange a viewing of this property, please contact the sole agents, Morley Riches & Ablewhite on 01206 505707 - Jon Ablewhite MRICS (

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What people say about working with us

  • "I have worked with Morley Riches and Ablewhite for several years. I have always found them to be trustworthy, professional, responsive and accurate while offering a flexible approach to problem solving. They provide excellent value for money and also deliver additional value through their thorough knowledge and network. Reputation and branding are important to any business so it’s important to select organisations who have a compatible constitution and culture. MRA demonstrate empathy with corporate objectives, they manage customer relationships effectively and efficiently and work seamlessly as part of a team. I would recommend them to anyone who needs a professional property service."
    Steve Heywood, Hills Building Group
  • "Peter Riches and his team was recommended to me by a fellow business man.   He has proven himself to be up to a very high standard in his profession and I like the way that he is prompt to deal with any situation in a professional way.   He has a dynamic, enthusiastic team around him which gives me confidence in my decision making in which I value his experienced advice."
    Adrian Coolbergen, Coolbergen Properties
  • "Griffin Chapman has a long-standing relationship with Morley Riches & Ablewhite. Our experience is that they are highly professional, efficient and proactive. We have been pleased to recommend a number of our clients to Morley Riches & Ablewhite for assistance in property matters. The feedback that we have received has been highly positive. We have also been pleased to co-sponsor a number of successful corporate events with Morley Riches & Ablewhite over recent years."
    Griffin Chapman, Chartered Accountants
  • "Morley Riches & Ablewhite have managed two of our multi-let office investments since 2008.  We have always been completely satisfied with their performance and feel comfortable that our tenants are in safe hands.  Rents are always collected promptly and accounted to us accurately.  Service charge accounts are always well maintained and presented to our tenants. We have also instructed Peter Riches to undertake a range of professional work on other properties in our portfolio including valuations, rent reviews, records of condition and schedules of dilapidation.  Again, we have always been pleased with the outcome and as a result have been happy to recommend him to other property owners known to us."
    Graham Holdgate, Moreland Limited
  • "Jon Ablewhite of Morley, Riches and Ablewhite has provided professional services to my company for many years. This has included sales, purchasing and renting of office properties in and around Colchester. He has been very professional and thorough, combining this with an understanding of the needs of a business client such as ourselves. Together with Peter Riches, he forms a very strong and likeable team."
    Russell Sainty, Seaford Properties Limited
  • "We have acted alongside Peter Riches of Morley Riches and Ablewhite for a number of years for a mutual client which is a major national landowner. Peter is sharp and incisive and a pleasure to deal with and we value the expertise and commitment he brings to transactions. We look forward to continuing to work with Morley Riches and Ablewhite in the future."
    Anthony Alderman, Partner of Bond Dickinson LLP
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