Under Offer

Norwich Road, Dereham, NR20 3AE


Asking Price £600,000

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A unique and exciting opportunity to acquire the former Dereham Maltings building, steeped in history and potential. The site is located close to the town centre, lending itself to a range of redevelopment prospects. This attractive complex of nineteenth century maltings buildings are disused and vacant. Initial works have been carried out in line with the permission granted for a program of repairs and refurbishment. The existing building is Grade II* listed with a pillbox which can be seen from afar and was built during World War II to guard the goods yard.

Formerly known as F & G Smith Maltings, this impressive Victorian construction stands as a listed building, built in 1870 and extended 1894. According to British Listed Buildings, this is a very complete and rare example of a surviving medium sized maltings.

The existing Norwich Road access would form a safe and desirable pedestrian / cycle link from the site to the town centre which is a short distance away.

Works Completed

Works completed to date consist of demolition of sundry extensions to the Maltings on the west elevation and removal of redundant plant and machinery; removal of all asbestos containing materials; partial re-roofing of the Steep, Malting Floors and Kilns roofs and associated roof repairs; clearance of and repairs to rainwater goods including lining valley gutters; external brickwork repairs to elevations and infilling of windows and doors with timber covers including blocking windows and doors to the covers and blocking windows and doors to the southern elevation.


The Maltings is situated next to the Dereham Mid Norfolk Railway and less than half a mile from the town centre.

Dereham railway is the longest standard-gauge heritage railway in East Anglia and runs through the heart of Norfolk.

Dereham has the advantage of offering free town centre car parking and an array of popular stores and boutique shops. It also offers a range of major supermarkets and diverse employment oportunities.

There are highly regarded educational institutions from pre-school through to a sixth form college.

Dereham is situated in the heart of Norfolk and offers perfect access to locales such as Thetford Forest Park, Wymondham with Wymondham Abbey, and the popular Broads National Park and the regional capital, Norwich.


A47 - 1.5 miles

A11 - 13 miles

Norwich city centre - 18 miles

Norwich Train Station - 19 miles

Norwich International Airport - 18 miles

Thetford Forest - 20 miles

King's Lynn - 28 miles

Cambridge - 59 miles

Ipswich - 58 miles

London - 109 miles

Comparable Conversion

A previous Maltings building situated off Neatherd Road, Dereham and situated across from this building was successfully restored and renovated in 2006. This continues to be a popular residential building offering 1, 2 and 3 bedroom apartments.

Anti-Money Laundering

Prospective purchasers will be asked to produce identification of the intended Purchaser and other documentation in order to support any offers submitted to the vendors. Bidwells LLP accepts no liability of any type arising from your delay or other lack of co-operation.

Method of Sale

The property is for sale by Informal Tender with price on application.


The site is elected for tax and VAT will be charged on the purchase price.

Fixtures, Fittings and Equipment

Any fixtures, fittings or equipment shown are not necessarily included in the sale.


Further information and drawings are available on request.

Tenure & Possession

The property is for sale freehold with vacant possession on completion.


Viewing is by appointment only. Interested parties should make contact with the selling agents to arranging to visit the site.

Health & Safety

In the interest of Health and Safety, please ensure that you take due care when inspecting any property.


The photographs in these particulars were taken in September 2022.

01603 229347

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