5 York Street & 7 Buckingham Road

Broadstairs, Kent

The property is fantastically located just c. 100 metres from the seafront and the sandy beach at Viking Bay in the ever popular seaside town of Broadstairs.
The High Street with its wide range of local shops and services is very close by and a further range of larger retailers and supermarkets can be found in the Westwood Shopping complex around 2 miles to the west.

Broadstairs Railway Station is c. 0.5 miles to the west and provides regular rail services to London Victoria and London Cannon Street with a journey time of around 2 hours as well as a high speed service to London St Pancras with a journey time of around 1 hour 20 minutes.
Site Description

The property comprises a eclectic collection of linked retail showrooms and office and a large split level apartment with retail frontage to York Street and a vehicular courtyard from Buckingham Road. It is located within the Broadstairs Conservation Area. In addition, there is a detached double garage on the opposite side of Buckingham Road that is part of the property. The properties have historically had a variety of uses most recently being a Furniture Warehouse and Funeral Directors. The property is vacant and extends to over 10,000 sqft. It is generally in a good state of repair but some areas are in need of maintenance.

Plans were drawn up by renowned local architectural practice Guy Holloway Architects and were submitted to Thanet District Council which subsequently granted detailed planning permission on the 30th June 2020 under reference F/TH/20/0024 for the change of use and conversion of the existing buildings to a new retail lockup unit with a basement store that fronts York Street as well as 2 no. 1 bed apartments, 3 no. 2 bed maisonettes, 2 no. 3 bed maisonettes and 1 no. 4 bed maisonette all with access from Buckingham Road. Each residential unit has either a parking space in the courtyard or a parking space in the garage opposite. The scheme seeks to restore and remodel the existing buildings to maintain the same volume with a restoration that requires minimal alteration and the utilisation of existing opening with few changes to the existing fabric.

Contact : Graeme Dowd