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Beech House Hospital, Fordham Road, NewmarketVacant Mental Health Hospital


    Key features

    • Former low secure mental health hospital (use class C2A)
    • Purpose built between 1998 - 2000 with converted ancilliary accommodation
    • Separate accom-reception, occupational therapy & administration buildings
    • Available with vacant possession
    • Suitable for continued or alternative uses (STPP)
    • Site area of 1.04 ha and 2.57 acres
    • GIA of 23,258 sq ft (2,161 sq m)

    Beech House comprises a predominantly purpose built low secure mental health hospital, constructed just prior to 2000 and closed in 2015.

    About this property

    • Beech House comprises a predominantly purpose built low secure mental health hospital, constructed just prior to 2000 and closed in 2015. Excluding the two administration buildings at the front, the remaining buildings occupy the centre of the site and are bound by a 3.5m high fence. It was previously operated by the Huntercombe Group. The property is being sold with vacant possession. The property comprises the following: -Reception Building The single storey reception building is of timber frame construction with brick elevations under a pitched pantile covered roof. The building adjoins Burwell which is one of the residential accommodation blocks. Internally there is an entrance lobby providing access to a staff kitchen, office and reception desk. The building has controlled access and provided a controlled route to the rest of the site. -Residential Buildings There are 5 residential buildings arranged over one or two storeys comprising 36 single bedrooms, none of which have en-suite facilities. All of the blocks have 7 bedrooms excluding one which has 8. The bedrooms have a mix of carpet or vinyl flooring, painter plaster walls and the ceilings have an artex finish. There are antibarricade doors throughout and the fittings are antiligature. Each building has a communal lounge, kitchen, dining area, seclusion room and communal bathroom(s) with sensor controlled sink, bath or shower. The five buildings are of timber frame construction with brick elevations under single pitched ridged pantile covered roofs. -Administration Building There are two administration buildings at the front of the site, both of which are arranged over two storeys. The converted buildings comprise offices, meeting rooms, WC’s, shower room, lounge, and a kitchen which was previously commercially equipped. -Occupational Therapy Building and Grounds A single storey building which is again a conversion building. Facilities comprise five rooms including a workshop and a kitchenette within dining area. There are also two WC’s. Externally there is a timber framed building to the rear which was previously used as the gym and activities space. There are also four garden sheds at the front of the site. There are secure grounds to the rear including a football pitch. Parking is available at the front of the site. There is an additional car park on to the eastern side which we understand was held under a lease from Exning Estate Company prior to closure in 2015. The property has a total site area in the order of 1.04 ha and 2.57 acres The buildings have a GIA of 23,258 sq ft (2,161 sq m) Digitized floor plans and a fuller gallery of photographs will be provided in the data room.

    Local information

    • Beech House is located approximately 2 miles north east of Newmarket town centre. The town lies approximately 13 miles east of Cambridge and 15 miles west of Bury St Edmunds. The property is accessed off Fordham Road which joins the A14 Newmarket bypass to the south providing access to Cambridge, Bury St Edmunds and other surrounding towns. There is a resident population of c. 80,000 people within a 15 minute drive time catchment.
    • The property occupies a rural position and is bounded by agricultural land to the north, west and south, and Fordham Road to the east. Newmarket railway station is located c.2.5 miles from the site with direct trains to London, Bury St Edmunds, Ipswich and Cambridge.

    Additional information

    • The property is offered with Vacant Possession. The property is suitable for continued use as a low secure mental health hospital, although we consider there to be some maintenance works required to bring it back into an operational condition. The site may also suit redevelopment for a number of other forms of care, retirement or residential, subject to the necessary consents.
    • Services - We understand that mains water and electrical services are connected to the site. Gas is provided by two above ground LPG storage tanks at the front of the site, and sewage is to an off-site treatment works.

    Energy performance

    There is a separate EPC for each building which can be provided upon request. The buildings have a rating of B (46) - E (104).