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  • Located on small, established development of office units, lying to the north of Severalls Business Park.
  • Rural location, yet only half a mile from the A12.
  • Net Office Area 895 sq. ft. (83.1 sq. m) including first floor meeting room/file storage area.
  • Forecourt parking for 3 cars.
  • Air conditioning.
  • Rent £17,000 plus VAT.

Property Location

9, Langham Barns Business Centre,
Langham Lane,
Colchester CO4 5ZS.
Property Specification

The premises are located on Langham Barns Business Centre, an established, small office unit development on Langham Lane, which lies some one mile to the north of the Severalls Business Park, to the north of Colchester. The A12 Colchester to Ipswich trunk route lies half a mile to the east.


A modern property clad in weatherboarding under a pitched slate roof, with full height glazing to it's end elevation. The property was built in 2007 and internally there are solid timber floors, high level lighting, power and data sockets and air conditioning cassettes supplemented by electric convector heaters. As well as the main office area, there is a (disabled) toilet, shower and kitchenette on the ground floor with stairs leading to a first floor, where a glass partition has created a meeting room and ancillary office/storage accommodation. Whilst having a sloping roofline, the first floor benefits from full height glazing to the end (eastern) elevation.

In front of the unit is an exclusive forecourt with space for at least 3 cars and there is a further door into the property to the rear, off a communal grassed courtyard.

the main access roads and landscaped areas together with refuse collection are the responsibility of a management company, and the occupiers pays a contribution towards the costs together with the other occupiers of the the Centre. The budgeted costs for the year ending 30th April 2020 are some £725 for Unit 9.


The property has the following overall floor areas.

Ground Floor                   627 sq. ft.

First Floor                        268 sq. ft.


Energy Performance Certificate

The property has a rating of D - 77, a copy of the certificate and Recommendation Report are available on request.

Rateable Value

The property appears in the Rating List 2017 as Offices and Premises with a rateable value of £12,000, therefore an occupier will potentially qualify for Small Business Rate Relief.


The property is offered on a new full repairing and insuring lease for a term to be agreed, incorporating upward-only rent reviews every 3 years. The commencing rent is to be £17,000 exclusive of VAT, rates and all outgoings.

Further information

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

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Clients choose to work with our friendly, professional team time and time again because we consistently deliver a quality service that makes their lives easier. Our plain-speaking approach ensures everyone is kept on the same page and that a project can move forward in a timely and cost-effective way.


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What people say about working with us

  • "Peter Riches of MRA has managed an industrial property we own for the last 10 years and we have been delighted with the way our business has been handled. We have always found Peter to be very professional in his attitude; he has a good understanding of what we are trying to achieve, listens to our ideas and offers suggestions of his own. The rest of the team at MRA are always polite, friendly and helpful and we highly recommend the company and the services they offer."
    A J Kernahan, Developments Limited
  • "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
  • "Being a local business in Colchester, we seek to establish relationships with local professionals in certain key areas of business. Morley Riches and Ablewhite are a professional friend of Handelsbanken and  understood from a very early stage what we were looking for from their reports. They  have been extremely prompt in their delivery  of valuations and more than happy to discuss all aspects of the property market within our catchment area, which we find very valuable.  Overall a pleasure to deal with."
    Russell Felstead, Handelsbanken
  • "I have known Peter Riches and indeed some of his staff for many years now.  Our family and I in particular have built a close relationship with Peter, instructing him on numerous occasions for projects, lease renewals, rent reviews etc. and have always found him to be honest, reliable and extremely efficient. Peter will always find a solution to all your property needs and matters – his creative talent, input and valuable knowledge is where he really shines above the rest “bar none”! I would have no hesitation in recommending him or his staff for all your property needs."
    Aaron Taub, Advantage Property 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
  • "We have employed the services of Morley Riches & Ablewhite for over 10 years and have always found them to be Professional to deal with. Both Peter and Jon have a wide knowledge of the local commercial market which has enabled them to advise us on various aspects within our diverse business."
    Ian Newman, East Anglian Group
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