Prime Development Opportunity

• Former care home set within grounds of approximately 9.1 acres (3.69 ha)

• Potential conversion of Grade II listed building Subject to Planning permission

• Pre-application response received for residential development

• For sale by Informal Tender

• Offers sought on an “Unconditional” or “Subject to Planning” basis by 1st May 2019


The Squirrels is situated approximately 2.5 miles to the southwest of Brentwood Town Centre which contains a wide range of retail and leisure opportunities. The site lies within the rural area of Great Warley, made up of undulating wooded farmland.

The property benefits from superb infrastructure with access to junction 28 of the M25 situated approximately 2.5 miles to the north west.

Brentwood provides a main line rail service, with regular links to London Liverpool Street, with a commuting time of approximately 35 minutes. Brentwood will shortly benefit from Cross Rail which is due to fully open by December 2019.


The Property is Grade II listed set in mature gardens extending to approximately 9.1 acres (3.69 Ha) in total. The site was formally in use as a care home which ceased operation in December 2017.

The Squirrels comprises a 2 storey main building and two linked detached 1.5 storey outbuildings.

The site is bound by Great & Little Warley Cricket Club to the east; Warley Road to the north from which access is taken and a residential dwelling to the north-west. The remainder of the site is bound by agricultural fields and woodland.


The site is situated within the local authority of Brentwood Borough Council. It is considered that the property would be suitable for a number of uses including C2 (Residential Institution) or conversion into single or multiple dwellings (subject to planning permission). A Pre- Application response for “Residential conversion and partial redevelopment of existing Listed Buildings to provide 20 residential units.”, dated 18th February 2019 has been received from the Council.

Further information including a Planning Brief prepared by Strutt & Parker, is available on request.


Prospective purchasers are advised to make their own enquiries with the relevant service providers.


The site is to be sold freehold, with vacant possession on completion.


Any guide price quoted or discussed is exclusive of VAT. In the event that a sale or any part or right attached to it becomes chargeable for the purposes of VAT and as such, the tax shall be payable by the purchaser.

Easements, Wayleaves and Rights of Way

The land is offered subject to, and with the benefit or burden of all existing rights of way, wayleaves and easements, whether or not specifically referred to in these particulars.

Method of Sale

Strutt & Parker have instructions to place the property on the market with a view to selling it at the best consideration which can be achieved as a result of the marketing campaign.

The vendors do not undertake to accept the highest or indeed any offer. Offers are sought on an “Unconditional” or “Subject to Planning” basis.

Informal tenders should be sent to Boris. and received by no later than 12 noon on Monday 1st May 2019.

Data Room

Access to a Data Room containing all relevant sales particulars and a full suite of technical reports prepared as part of the planning application, is available upon request.


Viewings should be arranged by prior appointment with the selling agents. Potential purchasers should note that Strutt & Parker, take no responsibility for any injury or accident at the property. Viewers and visitors of this property do so at their own risk.


For more information please contact:

Chelmsford Office

Boris White

T: +44 (0) 1245 254658


Marie Helene Ciric

T: +44 (0) 1245 254671


If you require this publication in an alternative format, please contact this office on tel: 01245 258658.

This property has 9.1 acres of land.

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Ref: CMR190005

The Squirrels, Great Warley Brentwood Essex CM13

Price On Application

Ref: CMR190005

The Squirrels, Great Warley Brentwood Essex CM13

Price On Application