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Bridge House & Riverford House


17,039 Sq Ft (1,582.92 Sq M)
For Sale: £2,250,000 Freehold
Bridge House & Riverford House, Forresters Business Park, Estover Close, Estover, Plymouth, Devon, PL6 7PL
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2 unique high-quality freehold buildings
100% let to NHS Trust on 2 leases
Bridge House; Newly converted NHS offsite catering facility supplying Derriford Hospital (B2 Commercial Kitchen Use)
Riverford House; occupied and operated as NHS Training Facility
Total rent £178,570 pax (avg £10.48 psf)
WAULT 6.37
Well presented, and landscaped Business Park location
Extensive tenant fit out


Bridge House and Riverford House form part of the uniquely designed and contemporary Forrester's Business Park, in Estover, Plymouth. Access is via Estover Close within the well established Estover Industrial Estate, approximately 4 miles to the northeast of Plymouth city centre. Forresters Industrial Estate and Forresters Business Park are some of the newer additions to the area and provide high quality business accommodation. The strategically located park benefits from close proximity and ease of access to the A38 Devon Expressway, attractive landscaped grounds, bounded by mature trees and views across to Dartmoor National Park. It is a popular yet tranquil mixed-use area with
office, industrial and residential uses within the vicinity.

Bridge House was granted planning permission earlier this year for a change of use from offices (use class E (c )(ii)) to commercial kitchens (use class B2) with ancillary storage and distribution (use class B8) and construction of new plant room, bin and cycle stores, M&E equipment and changes to the layout. It has been subject to extensive investment by the NHS, who have fully fitted it out as the commercial kitchen and food preparation facility serving Derriford Hospital. Bridge House benefits from: -

W/C facilities and a shower
Onsite car-parking surrounding the building offering 40 spaces (Ratio of 1:213 sq ft)
Constructed in January 2008

Riverford House is an attractive modern building currently fitted out and operated as a specialist training centre by the NHS. The specification includes:-

Well-presented internal finishes.
Air conditioning (heating & cooling),
Passenger lift
Under floor power boxes
Perimeter trunking
Category II lighting
Suspended ceilings
W/C facilities
Flexible floor plates designed to be suitable for a single user or shared multi-let occupancy (subject to sub-
division works).
35 car parking spaces (1: 213 sq ft ratio)
Constructed in March 2009

An information pack is available from the agents.


Plymouth is the second largest city on the South Coast of England and after Bristol, the largest in the South West with a resident population of 264,700. There are a further 100,000 in its travel-to-work area. The City has an economic output of £5.03 billion, 110,300 jobs and it plans to get bigger by growing its population and expanding its economy.

Britain's Ocean City nestles in an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty with the Dartmoor National Park to the North, whilst the natural harbour of Plymouth Sound creates the Southern Border with the Rivers Plym and Tamar on either side. Plymouth is renowned for its maritime history, which includes Drake and the Pilgrim Fathers.

The Marine Industry Sector is extremely important in the City with 300 firms employing around 13,600 people. Plymouth University is one of the largest centres for marine excellence in Europe. Plymouth is also one of 8 freeport locations within the UK. For more information please visit Freeport - Plymouth and South Devon Freeport (pasdfreeport.com)

The City has excellent road connections with the A38 linking west to Cornwall and east to the national motorway network at Junction 31 of the M5 motorway at Exeter. Plymouth's mainline railway station provides regular services to London Paddington of just over three hours. There are also other direct services to Bristol, the Midlands, the North, Scotland and South Wales.

Exeter Airport is approximately 50 miles away and Newquay Airport is approximately 45 miles away.


From management records provided we understand that the building provides the following areas:-

Bridge House sq m sq ft
Ground floor NIA 383.92 4,132
First floor NIA 407.13 4,382
Total area 791.05 8,515
GIA 830 8,930

N.B. The building was provided to the tenant stripped out and the tenant must reinstate two open plan office floors upon vacation.

Riverford House sq m sq ft
Ground floor 381.54 4,107
First floor 410.41 4,418
Total area 791.95 8,524

GRAND TOTAL 1,583 17,039


There is a service charge payable by the tenants in lieu of estate wide services and maintenance. Further information is available in the information pack.


It is understood that the property is connected to mains water, drainage and electricity with gas newly provided to Bridge House. No testing of any of the services has been carried out by Vickery Holman and parties are recommended to make their own enquiries. Only through testing by an appropriately qualified contractor can categorical confirmation as to the condition and serviceability of all mechanical and electrical installations be provided.


Bridge House - C - expiry 17 April 2032
Riverford House - C - expiry 17 April 2032

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Each party to be responsible for their own legal fees in relation to this transaction.


VAT is applicable to the price.

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