Property Details

Old Mill, Old Lane, Halifax, HX3 6TF – 8.23 Acres of land with potential for 120 residential homes - Halifax

Property ID : SN01316

For Sale, Freehold - Commercial, Land

Tenure: Freehold

Sell New Group are delighted to offer for sale this potential development site in Halifax, located just off Old Lane and within easy reach of the town centre. The entire site extends to more than 8 acres and includes a Grade II listed former Mill set across six floors. Planning was approved from 2008 for 54 apartments plus commercial space in the mill, 2 houses in the adjacent boiler house, and 64 houses across the rest of the site, making a total of 120 residential units.

Both previous proposals could be adapted in a new planning application to increase the scope and number of units much further, for example by increasing the density of units on the land and in the mill building to create more units, by replacing the proposed commercial space in the mill with residential units, by adding an additional floor to the mill building to create panoramic penthouses, etc.

Description

This vacant Grade II listed former mill is set across 6 floors and the grounds are bordered by significant woodland. Halifax town centre is south of the development, less than one mile from the site.
The historic Mill is notable as the oldest and largest surviving example of a multi-storey, steam-powered, iron-framed textile mill.
This is a sought after and well-respected residential area close to shops, local schooling and within ten minutes’ walk to the town centre.
Also nearby are the popular Dean Clough development with many businesses, shops, and restaurants, and the Broad Street Plaza complex complete with cinema and other entertainment and food outlets.
Halifax is also home to the beautiful and popular Piece Hall, the National Children’s Museum, and many other destinations.

Sizes
The site is an irregularly shaped plot of approximately 8.23 acres (3.330 Hectares).

From the 2008 planning application proposals:
Commercial spaces in Mill: 2691 Sq ft
Residential space in Mill: 38,575 Sq ft
Boiler house: 3,116 Sq ft

Key features

Fantastic development opportunity, subject to new planning proposal.

Rare opportunity to acquire a site of more than 8 acres which includes a Grade II listed former Mill extending to approximately 41,000 Sqft

Latest lapsed planning permissions dated 2008 were for converting the historic Mill into 54 apartments, two houses, plus commercial space, and for 64 houses to be constructed on the adjacent land.

Both previous proposals could be adapted in a new planning application to increase the scope and number of units much further, for example by increasing the density of units on the land and in the mill building to create more units, by replacing the proposed commercial space in the mill with residential units, by adding an additional floor to the mill building to create panoramic penthouses, etc.

The entire development has the potential to become an exclusive gated community and a landmark for Halifax.

The site offers many other potential alternative uses, such as office / commercial space, care home, etc. (STP)

Centrally located within Halifax town centre, with local amenities and facilities only a short walk away

Vacant possession

Planning Permission

Copies of the lapsed planning permissions, granted by Calderdale Council under references 08/01355/FUL and 08/01329/FUL, are available from our office or indeed can be downloaded together with all the plans from the Calderdale Council planning portal.

GDV

Under the previously granted permissions, total GDV for the entire development expected to be £28M (excluding the commercial space). With the scope for additional units (e.g. by replacing the commercial space with residential, better utilisation of the land and the mill building to increase density, by adding an additional floor to the mill building to create panoramic penthouses, etc.), this could be increased much further.

Services

Purchasers are obliged to make their own enquiries with regards to the exact position of any services; given surrounding development, this is not expected to pose any issue.

Tenure

The Freehold interest in the property is being offered for sale, with full vacant possession.

Current Units

There is currently a vacant historic Grade II listed former mill located on the site.

Price
Price is on application. Any interested parties will be invited to a meeting at the owner’s offices.

Inspection
For more information or to book a viewing, please contact the sole selling agents Sell New: Please ask for Tom Francis or Winston Roberts.

Health And Safety

Anyone accessing the site does so at their own risk and should have adequate public/employers’ insurance in place beforehand as well as appropriate protective clothing and footwear.

VAT
The price quoted is exclusive of VAT (if applicable).

Legal Fees

The successful purchaser will be responsible for their own legal costs, a contract will be dispatched within 5 working days.

Travelling Directions

The site is located beside Old Lane in Halifax; the entrance to the site is via Lees Bank, past the recycling centre. Sat nav ref: HX3 6TF

Disclaimer:
Sell New Group are acting Agents for the vendors of this property. Your conveyancer is legally responsible for ensuring any purchase agreement fully protects your position. We make detailed enquiries of the vendor to ensure the information provided is as accurate as possible. Please inform us if you become aware of any information being inaccurate.

On reservation, Sell New Group will require:
A copy of the purchaser’s id (Driving license or passport)
Proof of funding/cash
Solicitor details

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