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A site which includes Huntingdon’s former Post Office and an adjoining building known as the George Hall, is available for sale through joint agents Barford + Co and Savills. The property sits in a highly prominent position on the corner of George Street and St John’s Street in Huntingdon town centre. It is also located adjacent to the proposed new Sainsburys store for which planning permission was granted recently.

The overall complex is made up of three individual detached buildings set within a courtyard with an overall site area of 0.5 acres. The Old Post Office, which is an imposing two and three storey listed building fronting George Street, has a built floor area of circa 6,575 sq ft (611 sq m) arranged over basement, ground and two upper levels. The adjacent George Hall is has a floor area of approximately 2,935 sq ft (273 sq m) predominantly at ground floor level. The third building is the former sorting office which is a more basic industrial building with a floor area of circa 4,629 sq ft (430 sq m). There is dedicated car parking within the site.

The buildings, which have been vacant for many years, are now available for redevelopment and conversion. The overall site and buildings were last used for the sale of furniture, and it is understood that the planning authority is likely to support the use and conversion of the premises to retail, showroom, restaurant, bar, café, office, or other commercial uses. Alternatively, a mixed commercial and residential scheme is likely to be considered favourably.

Located only 100m from Huntingdon High Street, and a short walk from the town’s train station the opportunity is likely to be of interest to residential and commercial developers, retailers and investors. The new development which is to take place on the adjoining site includes a superstore for Sainsburys together with a range of other shop units and some housing. This scheme is  likely to commence later in the year.

Commenting on behalf of Barford + Co, Director Phil Halmshaw said “These buildings have been in decline for a considerable period of time. With the marketing of the site now underway, this does provide a superb opportunity for a party wishing to purchase a high profile development opportunity. Being located immediately adjacent to the proposed new Sainsburys scheme at George Street should increase the appeal of this property”

For further details of the George Hall and Former Post Office, please contact Phil Halmshaw of Barford + Co on 01480 213811 / Email: phalmshaw@barfords.co.uk or William Clarke at Savills on 01223 347 294 / Email: wclarke@savills.com.

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