Christchurch, Dorset BH23

Guide Price £700,000 | under offer

For Sale - Redevelopment Opportunity. On the instruction of the Parochial Church Council of Christchurch. Freehold Approximately 285.87 sq.m (3,077 sq.ft.) Within walking distance to the town centre.

  • Conversion
  • Unconditional
  • With Planning
  • Subject to Planning
  • Mixed Use



The site is located on the corner of Princess Avenue and Whitehall, to the southwest of Christchurch town centre and falls within a designated Conservation Area. The vernacular of the area is predominantly residential. The Priory Church of England School is directly opposite.

The high street is within a short walking distance in a north-easterly direction, providing a number of amenities such as Marks & Spencer and Waitrose, plus a number of independent retailers and coffee shops. Christchurch railway station is less than twenty minutes’ walk where services to Bournemouth and London can be found. Mudeford Quay and Christchurch Harbour are a short drive in a south-easterly direction.


Priory Hall is a single storey building constructed in traditional red brick with a pitched roof and decorative cornicing. The property has a net internal area of approximately 285.87 sq. m. (3,077 sq. ft.). The main pedestrian access is via the front covered way facing Princess Avenue. There is also a secondary door facilitating access onto Whitehall. There is a parking area to the rear of the building, plus an additional area to the front which could provide additional car parking.

The property was last used as a community hall and is hired out to various groups on a temporary basis. Internally the building is separated as a principal reception area and a main hall, toilets and a kitchen area, with an ancillary room to the rear.


We understand its most recent use class was D1 (Non-residential institutions) for the provision of community uses. Under Permitted Development Rights, the building can be changed to use class A1 (Retail), A2 (Financial Services), A3 (Café/Restaurant) or B1 (Office). A proposed change of use to residential (C3) would require a formal planning application.

We understand the site falls within the Flood Zone 3A; therefore a sequential test will be required to justify new development within this location. We have not made any formal enquiries with the local planning authority and we are not aware of any listing to the property. We recommend that interested parties undertake their own investigations with the local authority with regarding to any planning matters.


Christchurch Borough Council -

Telephone: 01202 795164;



We are instructed to market the site by private treaty, with a guide price of £700,000. Offers are invited on a conditional and unconditional basis and are to be submitted in writing to Carter Jonas, 51 Northbrook Street, Newbury RG14 1DT or by email to


Freehold with vacant possession.


Each party to bear their own legal costs.


This site is being marketed on behalf of Parochial Church Council of Christchurch, subject to section 119 of the Charities Act 2011.


Viewings by appointment with the sole agents Carter Jonas. Additional information can be made available upon request; Asbestos Survey, Registered Title and Plan, EPC.

Ryan Harris T: 01635 263031


51 Northbrook Street


RG14 1DT

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