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Two Adjoining Town Centre Office Suites

Prominent building overlooking inner ring road.

Open plan areas, currently partitioned to provide a range of office, and a small showroom.

On site car parking.

Floor areas 1,442 sq. ft. (134 sq. m) to 3,592 sq. ft. (334.71 sq. m)



Additional Information


Property Location

Property Specification

The premises are located at the junction of Crouch Street with Balkerne Hill, part of Colchester's inner ring road. The property lies west of the main retail core of the town.


The property comprises a self-contained ground floor office/retail suite (known 24, Crouch Street) with fully glazed frontage onto Crouch Street, and an adjoining office suite (known as Norfolk House, 23, Southway), overlooking the roundabout.

24, Crouch Street - entrance leading to steps down into the main retail/office area. The suite is divided into a number of office rooms, and to the rear is a small kitchen, and male and female toilets. A rear entrance door leads to the rear car park, where there are 2 dedicated car parking spaces. Net floor area 2,150 sq. ft. (199.74 sq. m)

23, Southway - a communal entrance lobby leads to a suite partitioned to provide reception area, general office and 5 private offices, with a kitchen/staff/communications room to the rear. The suite has air conditioning. and the previous occupier has left office furniture and network cabling, if required by an ingoing tenant. Off the entrance lobby are toilets exclusive to the tenant and there is one allocated car space in to the rear. Net floor area 1,442 sq. ft. (134.97 sq. m)


The suites are available separately or as a whole, on a new lease(s) under effective full repairing and insuring terms with the tenant paying a service charge in respect of the landlord's costs incurred in running Norfolk House. The lease is to be for a term to be agreed, and will exclude Sections 24 to 28 of The Landlord & Tenant Act 1954. The rents are £20,000 for 24, Crouch Street and £13,750 for 23, Southway, or £32,500 for the whole and the rateable values are £16,250 and £12,000 respectively.


The whole of Norfolk House had a DEC rating of E (120).

Further Information

For further details, contact the sole agents, Morley Riches & Ablewhite on (01206) 505707 - Jon Ablewhite (
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  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "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
  • "Dudley Smith Partnership has enjoyed a long and positive professional relationship with Morley Riches and Ablewhite. Their broad professional services are delivered with efficiency and they display a practical approach together with proactive client service. Our respective firms have from time to time worked jointly on projects over the years and we are pleased to recommend Morley Riches and Ablewhite when the opportunity arises."
    Dudley Smith Partnership
  • "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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