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Rowan House, Buxton, NorwichVacant Mental Health Hospital


    Key features

    • Former low-mid secure mental health hospital (use class C2A)
    • Purpose built between 2000 - 2001
    • Separate accomm: reception, occupational therapy and administration buildings
    • Available with vacant possession
    • Suitable for continued or alternative uses (STPP)
    • Freehold offers invited
    • GIA 79,460 sq ft (7,382sq m)

    Rowan House comprises a purpose built low – medium secure mental health hospital built between 2000 and 2001, which was closed in 2017.

    About this property

    • Rowan House comprises a purpose built low – medium secure mental health hospital built between 2000 and 2001, which was closed in 2017. The site may also suit redevelopment for other forms of care, retirement or residential, subject to the necessary consents. It was previously operated by the Huntercombe Group. The property is being sold with vacant possession. The property comprises the following: Reception Building The two storey reception building is of timber frame construction with brick elevations and timber cladding to part, although the front of the entrance section is glass. The building sits under a pitched pantile covered roof. Internally there is a reception area, offices and WC’s on the ground floor, and multipurpose rooms, office, kitchenette and WC’s on the first floor. The building provides controlled access to the residential areas which are bound by 5m high fencing. -Administration Building The administration building is arranged over part one and two storeys. It comprises a number of offices, meeting rooms, smoking room and staff WC’s. There is also a kitchen and staff dining room. -Residential Buildings There are 4 x residential buildings. Three are single storey and one is two storey. The accommodation has been split into 10 wings and comprises 92 single bedrooms, some of which were updated more recently and provide en-suite facilities. The single storey blocks are each formed in an ‘L’ shape and each wing comprises 6-8 bedrooms, dining room, residents kitchen, seclusion room, lounges, bathroom, and shower room. The wings are joined by a communal lounge on the corner which have double height ceilings and adjoining multi-purpose rooms. The two storey residential building has been separated into four wings, each comprising 9 bedrooms, lounge, dining room, resident’s kitchen, utility room, seclusion room, WC, and shower room. Five of the bedrooms in the two storey building have been updated and provide en-suite wet rooms. The wings are connected by a central lounge on the ground floor and a walkway on the first floor although each is separated by a door to be semi self contained. Internally the bedrooms have carpet floor, painted plaster walls and the ceilings have an artex finish. A number of doors are anti barricade with secondary override locks, and the majority of the fittings are anti ligature. The communal areas have a mix of carpet and laminate floors, painted plaster walls and the ceilings also have an artex finish. -Occupational Therapy Building A single storey building which adjoins one of the residential blocks. Facilities comprise multiple classrooms, games rooms and music rooms. There is also a gym, and a sports hall, with double height ceiling. -Maintenance Building, Workshop and Grounds The maintenance building is arranged over two storeys and comprises staff kitchen, reception, offices and a meeting room on the ground floor, as well as a workshop and materials store. The first floor comprises four staff bedrooms with en-suite showers and a bathroom. Externally there are two football pitches and residents gardens. There is also a large car park at the front of the site. The property has a total site area in the order of 7.76 ha/19.16 acres. The buildings have a GIA of 79,460 sq. ft. (7,381.84 sq. m.). Digitized floor plans and a fuller gallery of photographs will be available.

    Local information

    • Rowan House is located approximately 10.5 miles north of Norwich city centre and to the west off Buxton, a small village in Norfolk. The property is accessed of Buxton Road which joins the A140/Cromer Road to the west providing access to Norwich to the south and Aylsham to the north. There is a resident population of c. 80,000 people within a 20 minute drive time catchment.
    • The property occupies a rural position and is bounded by agricultural land to the north, south, east and west. There are also a small number of residential dwellings on the adjacent land to the east of the property. The closest railway station is in Norwich which provides direct services to Cambridge, Ipswich and London.

    Energy performance

    There is a separate EPC for each building which can be provided upon request. The buildings have a rating of B (43) – C (52).