Property Summary

Planning approved under permitted development and a new build for 41 flats. No social housing requirement. Rayford House is a 4-storey rectangular office block (B1 use). The building sits centrally within the 0.68 acre site and there is car parking on all sides for 65 cars.

situation

The existing office building is located in an elevated position on the corner of School Road and Kingsthorpe Road, close to the popular Poets Corner area of Hove. Portland Road, with its range of shops, bars and restaurants, is at the bottom of the road, and a number of local schools and the seafront are in close proximity.
Communications are well served by a regular bus service along Portland Road. Aldrington and Portslade railway stations are within walking distance, and access to the A27 is just 2 miles away.

planning

Prior approval for the change of use from office (B1) to residential (C3) to create 32 residential units under BH2016/02282 was approved on 11/08/2016. Total GIA 2,015.6sqm (21,695sqft).
An erection of a side extension and creation of an additional floor to create 9 residential units under BH2015/04606 was approved on 23/03/2016. Total GIA 707sqm (7,610sqft).
The combined schemes will incorporate a butterfly roof design with two mono-pitches. The external appearance of the existing building will be enhanced with render and natural zinc powder coated aluminium cladding and the existing windows will be replaced and others added.
The scheme will create 8 x 2 and 24 x 1 bedroom flats from the existing office building, and 5 x 2 bedroom balcony flats and 4 x 2/3 bedroom penthouses within the new build section. Each of the penthouses will have large roof terraces and excellent southerly views towards the sea.
No social housing has to be provided but there is a Section 106 payment specified of £6,750.

private treaty - sale status

Sold

description

Planning approved under permitted development and a new build for 41 flats. No social housing requirement. Rayford House is a 4-storey rectangular office block (B1 use). The building sits centrally within the 0.68 acre site and there is car parking on all sides for 65 cars.