Bancroft Centre, 1 Cokayne Avenue, Ashbourne, Derbyshire, DE6 1EJ

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Auction sale - Monday 13th July 2015


Sold for £262,000.

Upon the instructions of

  • Freehold former day care centre
  • Prominent corner site of 11,300 sq ft (1,049.80 sq m)
  • Residential development potential
  • Vacant possession


The OS map in the catalogue has a slight inaccuracy on the rear boundary; please refer to the legal pack.
The planning consent for the modular building has expired meaning that the use is technically in breach of one of the Conditions although no enforcement notice has been served. Potential purchasers are advised to apply to regularise this position should they wish to utilise the modular building in the future.


Tuesday 7th 12 - 12.30 and Thursday 9th at 2.30 to 3.15



The historic town of Ashbourne lies within an area of rolling hills and dales upon the southern edge of the Derbyshire Peak District National Park, on the A515 at its junction with the main A52 Derby Road/Buxton Road. Ashbourne is a popular market town with a population of some 7,500 centered around its cobbled Market Place surrounded by historic shops, pubs and a wealth of Georgian buildings. The property occupies a prominent corner position upon the edge of the town centre, on the corner of Cokayne Avenue with Hall lane at the junction with St John's Street and Park Road. The area is a mix of commercial and residential overlooking the park.


The property comprises a detached two storey red brick building together with integrated single storey porta-cabin extension last used as a day care centre. The building lies within a good sized car park. There are new flats along the top boundary of the site.



Planning & Development

The site is situated within the settlement framework boundary of Ashbourne as defined in the adopted Derbyshire Dales Local Plan. Located close to services and facilities within the town centre of Ashbourne alternative uses for the site could include residential development as well as commercial or retail uses. Any development of the site would need to take account of all relevant material planning considerations, including traffic and transportation issues as part of the determination of a planning application. For further information contact Derbyshire Dales District Council, email:


VAT is not applicable to this lot.

Energy Performance Certificate

For EPC Rating please see website.

Floor Use Accommodation
Ground and first Site Former day care centre From plan Internal width 38ft (11.6m) x Internal depth 25ft (7.6m) Width 113ft (34.5m) Depth 98ft (30m) Site area 11,300 sq f (1,049.80 sq m)


Seller's solicitor

Lovedays Solicitors

(Richard Roberts)

01629 583142

* Guide price

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* Reserve price

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