West Grove has a prominent location at the junction of Waverley Road and High Cross Avenue approximately 1/4 of a mile to the west of Melrose town centre. The property lies within a sought after residential area of the town. …
West Grove has a prominent location at the junction of Waverley Road and High Cross Avenue approximately 1/4 of a mile to the west of Melrose town centre. The property lies within a sought after residential area of the town. Melrose has a picturesque location between the River Tweed and the Eildon Hills and is popular with both residents and tourists alike. The town has a good range of hotels and restaurants and is well served by shops, recreational and sporting facilities. There is a good prep school in Melrose, along with a well regarded primary school, and secondary schooling is at the highly regarded Earlston High School.
Melrose will benefit from the proposed re-opening of the Waverley Rail Link between the Borders and Edinburgh. This is due to re-open in September 2015 and the Borders terminal will be Tweedbank which is less than 2 miles from West Grove. West Grove lies in an area of Melrose which has been allocated for the protection of its residential amenity in the Scottish Borders Consolidated Local Plan (adopted 2010). The property lies just outside the Melrose conservation area.
West Grove is a former church which has been extended and used as offices for many years. A single storey annexe provides further office space to the rear/north of the main building and there is a useful central tarmacadamed car parking/yard area.
We understand that West Grove has a net internal area of approximately 727.82 sq.m./7,834 sq.ft, and that the site area extends to approximately 0.59 acres. Both the main office building and annexe are served by gas fired central heating.
Whilst West Grove has been in office use for many years the site appears to have potential for residential use. We understand that any planning consent granted for the residential redevelopment of the property is likely to be subject to Section 75 (Planning Gain) contributions. Further details on these contributions are available from the selling agents.
West Grove is currently described as offices in the Valuation Roll and is shown has having a Rateable Value/Net Annual Value of £53,600.