M R King & Sons Quay Street,


Office in Halesworth

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Property Description


The premises are located on the north eastern side of Halesworth with the site extending to the Lowestoft to Ipswich railway line on the north eastern extremity, Quay Street to the south and frontage to Station Road in the west.

The centre of Halesworth is about 400 metres and the railway station close by. The site has a dominant position in Quay Street on the main road to Southwold and Beccles.

• Norwich 24 miles
• Ipswich 34 miles
• Southwold 8 miles

The site has been the headquarters of the M.R.King & Sons Dealership since the 1970s. The firm currently occupies the whole premises which extends to about 1.69ac. There are showrooms, offices, workshop and stores in four main blocks centred on a mainly concrete/tarmac and stoned yard, aprons and car parking with two adopted road frontages.

We anticipate prospective purchasers will either have an interest in the existing use or possibly subdividing the site to maximise a third party rental income or be seeking a residential redevelopment option.

1. The whole of the site is in the Conservation Area but there are no listed buildings thereon.

2. The existing use is a car dealership and garage facility is sui-generis and long established.

3. The site lends itself well to many alternate uses within the existing offices, workshops and storage buildings utilising the extreme parking areas (subject to planning permission). A residential redevelopment may also be an alternative option.

The principal access to the whole property is from Quay Street. There is a secondary opening onto Station Road.

Mains electricity. water and foul drainage
(Durrants have not tested any apparatus, equipment, fittings or services and so cannot verify they are in working order)

East Suffolk Council, Riverside, 4 Canning Road, Lowestoft, Suffolk, NR33 0EQ, Tel: 0333 016 2000

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The main showroom and offices have a modern well-lit finish, excellent customer parking and a Quay Street frontage. In all about 4436sqft.

A clear span vehicular workshop with 5.8m wide concertina doors, an integral foreman’s office and parts store with further storage over and customer reception with adjoining main office. In all about 6268sqft.

The Maltings was constructed around 1890 on five floors. The ground floor is currently split into a main full height workshop and further secondary workshop with integral storage. The first floor is also a store but the balance of the building does not have a day to day current usage. In all about 31,057sqft.

Originally the main showroom, offices and workshop serving the business with frontage to Quay Street. In all about 3,227sqft.

The property is for sale due to motor trade franchising requirements and industry changes leading to more digital sales along with electrification of cars. M.R.King & Sons no longer requires all the buildings or space that was required in the past.

M.R.King & Sons intends to continue trading from alternate premises and is looking to relocate in the local area once a sale has been secured on the current site.

Strictly by arrangement with the agents Commercial Office.

Durrants Commercial, 32-34 Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AU. Contact: Nick Durrant / Nikki George
Tel: 01379 851038. Email: commercial@durrants.com

Property Location

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Train Stations

  • Halesworth Rail Station 0.11 miles
  • Brampton (Suffolk) Rail Station 3.82 miles
  • Darsham Rail Station 5.04 miles
  • Beccles Rail Station 8.27 miles
  • Saxmundham Rail Station 9.03 miles


  • Rainbow, Halesworth 0.37 miles
  • Somerfield, Southwold 7.42 miles
  • Rainbow, Bungay 7.59 miles
  • Somerfield, Beccles 8.07 miles
  • Rainbow, Beccles 8.12 miles

Primary Schools

  • Edgar Sewter Community Primary School 0.15 miles
  • Holton St Peter Community Primary School 0.69 miles
  • Bramfield Church of England Voluntary Controlled Primary School 2.51 miles
  • Wenhaston Primary School 2.76 miles
  • Ilketshall St Lawrence School 3.34 miles

Secondary Schools

  • Bungay High School 7.41 miles
  • Sir John Leman High School 7.59 miles
  • Beccles Free School 7.87 miles
  • Saxmundham Free School 9.14 miles
  • Archbishop Sancroft High School 9.69 miles

Distances are as the crow flies and the property listed may not be in the schools catchment area.

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Commercial office

Nick Durrant
Agricultural and Commercial Property Specialist

32-34 Thoroughfare, Harleston, Norfolk, IP20 9AU

01379 851038
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