BACKGROUND AND HISTORY The Old Engine Shed is currently a commercial warehouse site situated at the end of Baltic Wharf on Station Road in Maldon with close access to Heybridge Creek. The area is subject to a regeneration and development program which this development will be contributing to with its sympathetic design.
Outline planning permission has been granted in February 2017 planning number OUT/MAL/15/01261 with attached conditions. The site currently consists of a rectangular steel framed and concrete block clad external look with the original engine house brick bays to the eastern side.
The current application consists of a four-storey construction with 35 car parking spaces to the ground floor with proposed B1 office uses to the first floor and 20 two bedroom apartments on the second and third floors, 8 of which will be built as affordable housing. The footprint of the building measures 60 metres by 17 metres.
This is a very rare opportunity for any developer to build this exciting and imposing addition to the Maldon landscape.
SETTING AND LOCATION This development opportunity is situated at the end of Station road on Baltic Wharf on the Blackwater Estuary. A position earmarked for regeneration and development with a mixture of surrounding commercial and residential units such as the Granaries. Close to the Heybridge Creek and River Chelmer and being nestled perfectly between to the town centres of Maldon and Heybridge which provide plentiful amenities with large supermarkets like Tesco and Lidl within a short walking distance, local restaurants and coastal activities nearly on the doorstep. Access links to the A12 via the A414 and mainline train stations at Witham and Hatfield Peveral are a 6 mile drive away. There are short drives to numerous surrounding villages with only a 10 minute drive to the nearest main city of Chelmsford. Maldon is well furnished with primary and secondary schools, notably with the outstanding Ofsted rated Heybridge Academy.
AGENTS NOTES The current planning permission for outline approval and all plans and decision notices can be found on the Maldon district council planning website under the planning number OUT/MAL/15/01261.
There is an existing commercial warehouse building on the site for demolition.
The gross development value and expected unit values have been assessed by the Zoe Napier group and this information can be discussed with the relevant team members.