£450k water tower for sale with permission to convert into 'Grand Designs' home
A former water tower has come up for sale near the Suffolk-Essex border with permission to convert into a new 'Grand Designs' style home.
The red brick building off Lyons Hall Road in the village of High Garrett, between Braintree and Sudbury, has a guide price of £450,000 and is listed for sale with Savills.
Permission to convert the water tower into a home was granted by Braintree District Council in August 2022 after it was decommissioned by Anglian Water.
According to the plans, the 'Grand Designs' style project would provide accommodation of approximately 3,444 sq ft over three floors, with the option to create an additional level within the original structure.
The planning permission includes four en suite bedrooms on the ground and first floors, a reception space and a private terrace on the second and the upper level to be used for a kitchen/family area.
Provision has also been made for a garden to the north and east of the property, with parking at the front.
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Karl Manning, head of residential sales at Savills in Essex, said: "Water towers are a rare find. Each one has its own artistic, architectural, historical and engineering significance – but this example holds more character than most.
"Located in a discreet setting along a private road and overlooking some wonderful countryside, it’s a very exciting opportunity for a buyer who has the time and vision to undertake a ‘Grand Designs’ style project.
“All floors have great open space with high ceilings and there is every chance to create a landmark home. The towns of Halstead and Braintree are both close by and provide a range of amenities and services, while for the commuter there are great links by rail to both Chelmsford and London.”
For more information, contact Savills.
Lyons Hall Road, High Garrett
Guide price: £450,000
Savills, 01245 293233