Investment for sale in Colchester

37 North Hill, Colchester, Essex
For sale
This property is marketed by:
Clive Emson Auctioneers
This established and characterful commercial premises is situated in Colchester City centre. Colchester was granted city status in 2022 and has a thriving centre with shopping, bars and restaurants, recreational facilities and transportation links including railway stations connecting to London (Liverpool Street).

The property (parts of which are believed to date back to 1510), comprises a ground floor sales area, basement and upper parts which were formerly held on a leasehold basis as residential accommodation. There may be potential to reinstate the residential status of the upper parts, subject to all necessary consents being obtainable. There may also be potential to operate an Airbnb from the upper parts as, indeed, other properties in North Hill have successfully done to take advantage of the location being so accessible to the historic city centre theatres and castle park.

Ground Floor
Main shop/sales area, cloakroom/W.C. and rear entrance hall with stairs.

First Floor
Landing, office, kitchen and bathroom.

Second Floor


Local Planning Authority
Colchester City Council. Tel: 01206 282222. Website:

Freehold with Vacant Possession

Commercial EPC: D

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Price Information
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