Savills | Former Imperial College Sports Ground, Udney Park Road, Teddington | Property for sale
12.84 Ac(5.20 Ha)
Price on application

Former Imperial College Sports GroundUdney Park Road, Teddington

  • Under offer
  • Sole agency
  • Freehold

Key features

  • For sale freehold with an ability to secure vacant possession
  • The site benefits from good transport links and access to the local amenities
  • Currently used as sports playing fields, a pavilion, car park and tennis courts.
  • The existing pavilion extends to approximately 712 sq m GIA (7,663 sq ft)

A Unique South West London Development & Investment Opportunity

About this property

  • The broadly rectangular site extends to approximately 5.19 ha (12.84 acres) and is largely green open space in use as sports playing fields. A sports pavilion, which is not currently in use, is situated on the western side of the site adjacent to the car park. There are three tennis courts situated in the south western corner of the site. A planning application was made in 2018 (Ref:18/0151/FUL) for an extra-care community and GP surgery, with new public open space and improved sports facilities. The application proposed extensive redevelopment of the site, which was refused, appealed and then dismissed. The planning inspector commented that the very special circumstances necessary to justify the development were not met. In other circumstances, development of playing fields or urban green space has been justified through the public benefit that such development might enable. Redevelopment of the existing car park and pavilion lots would appear warranted if linked to improvements to the existing facilities, but partial development of the wider property may also be justifiable. Further commercialisation of the existing playing fields would also appear possible. Interested parties should form their own opinion on this opportunity and take professional advice where appropriate. Please note that the majority of the site is designated as Local Green Space and Other Open Land of Townscape Importance. The whole site is currently designated as an Asset of Community Value (ACV).

Local information

  • This south west London site falls within the jurisdiction of London Borough of Richmond upon Thames.
  • The Site is accessed from Udney Park Road which connects Teddington High Street in the north to Cromwell Road in the south.
  • The transport connections are good. Teddington Station (South Western Railway) is located 600 m (0.4 miles) west of the site, providing services to Clapham Junction (25 minutes), Vauxhall (30 minutes) and Waterloo (35 minutes). Source: TfL

Additional information

  • Savills are instructed to request written offers for the freehold interest. Offers should be submitted via email to Rob Pollock and Charlie Redman by 12 noon, Monday 2nd August.
  • The site is not elected for VAT.
  • Part of the property is also listed under postcode TW11 9BG.