Development opportunity
For sale
Former David Rice Hospital Site, Drayton, Norwich, NR8 6BP

Approximately 3.9 hectares (9.6 acres)

Outline planning permission for up to 29 dwellings

Popular suburban village location

* Full information pack available

* For sale by Informal Tender


Sebastian Corke
01223 559256
Alex Cox
01223 559313

Drayton is a desirable suburban village located to the north west of Norwich. Drayton offers a range of amenities including a Nursery School (Ofsted rated grade 1 – ‘Outstanding’), a Junior School (Ofsted rated grade 2 – ‘Good’), a medical centre and Tesco superstore. The town is also sought after due to its close proximity to Norwich.

Major road infrastructure connections are at the A11 (approx. 8 miles) and the A47 (approx. 4 miles). Train services from Norwich run direct into London Liverpool Street in under two hours.

The site is located within the jurisdiction of Broadland District Council and extends to approximately 3.9 hectares (9.6 acres). The site’s northern boundary is formed by Drayton High Road and provides vehicular access to the site. The southern boundary is formed by Low Road. The eastern and western boundaries are formed by parkland. The land is a former hospital site and is now used recreationally with public footpaths.

The site benefits from outline planning permission granted on 10th July 2018 (Application reference 20170196).

The Section 106 Agreement places a number of planning obligations on the site in relation to its development. The planning obligations include;
• Affordable Housing (33% provision)
• Off-site Open Space contribution
• Green Infrastructure Scheme

A copy of the Decision Notice and Section 106 Agreement can be found in the online Data Room.

Ground Investigations
The soil conditions have been identified as sands and gravels.

A Phase II Geo-Technical Assessment has been commissioned and will be made available to parties in the Data Room before the date for tender submissions.

Flood Risk Assessment
A Flood Risk and Surface Water Drainage Assessment has been prepared. The assessment concluded that the site is located within Flood Zone 1 and is at low risk of flooding.

The proposed surface water drainage strategy is infiltration drainage such as soakaways and infiltration basins.

An infiltration rate of 1.5 x 10-4 m/s has been established. Secondary infiltration tests resulted in an infiltration rate of 1.8 x 10-5 m/s.

Data Room
A comprehensive Data Room is available to parties and contains pertinent information relating to the site and sale. The contents of the Data Room can be accessed from a dedicated website. Parties wishing to view the content of the Data Room should contact the selling agent to arrange access.

Parties should submit their tender with full knowledge of the contents of the Data Room.

Tenure and Vacant Possession
The site is for sale Freehold with full vacant possession on completion

We understand that VAT will not be chargeable on the purchase price.

The photographs in these particulars and in the Data Room were taken in June 2018.

Method of Sale
The site is offered for sale by Informal Tender. All offers should be submitted in writing to Alex Cox, Bidwells, Bidwell House, Trumpington, Cambridge, CB2 9LD marked clearly ‘Former David Rice Hospital Site.’ Bidwells will confirm the deadline for best and final offers to be submitted once the additional reports are available.
All offers should be submitted in accordance with the Bidding Guidelines, a copy of which is contained in the Data Room. Emailed offers will be accepted where they are followed by a hard copy in the post. The Seller reserves the right to reject any or all offers.

If you would like to view the site, please contact Sebastian Corke on 01223 559256 or
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