A former veterinary research clinic with 120 acres for sale

Posted - 08/02/22

National property agents Bidwells have launched for sale Lanwades Park, a 120 acre site – formerly a Veterinary Research and Development campus in Kentworth, a village approximately 4 miles to the north east of Newmarket.

Previously occupied by the Animal Health Trust, Lanwades Park was the home of a veterinary research clinic where studies where undertaken into diseases in companion animals as well as the advancement in teaching and practice of veterinary art and science.

The site comprises extensive scientific, research and development laboratories, in addition to several ancillary buildings and paddocks. The range of buildings is considerable and extends to a campus of approximately 41 acres as well as established stud / paddock land extending to approximately 79 acres. The entire site is served by an internal tarmac road network.

James Wood, Partner of Bidwells Cambridge comments, “The sale of Lanwades Park provides a rare opportunity to purchase a significant area of brownfield land in an accessible location with transport links to Cambridge, Newmarket and Bury St. Edmunds. It’s very rare to find a site for sale with such significant potential for development, but which has yet have its planning potential fully explored, leaving the potential for some significant upside to the purchaser.”

Lanwades Park is offered for sale as a whole or in 4 lots for a Guide Price for the whole of £7,850,000.

Lot 1a – Stud Land

Comprises approximately 79 acres of  established stud land and an agricultural building extending to approximately 1,100 sq ft, located to the west of the site adjacent to Lanwades Hall and Lanwades Stud.

The paddocks are bounded by mature hedges and trees and divided by post and rail fencing. Each paddock benefits from covered field shelters and individual water supplies with several access points from School Road and the Bury Road.

Lot 1b – Development Opportunity

Lot 1B extends to approximately 11 acres. There is a range of buildings, former laboratories and offices as well as the former estate yard, general stores and stables. The floor plate of the buildings, as shown on the block plan, extends to approximately 19,000 sq ft.

Lot 2 – Development Opportunity

Lot 2 is the former main Animal Health Trust site, comprising the attractive former visitor centre, several specialist buildings, including equestrian facilities, with an outdoor all weather manège as well as multiple office buildings, former laboratories, hydrotherapy facilities, a cancer centre, clinics and various ancillary buildings and stores.

Lot 3 – Development Opportunity

Lot 3 extends to approximately 6 acres comprising a building known as the Allen Centre, surrounded by a paddock. The lot is served by Sire Lane from the B1506. The Allen Centre has a floor plate of approximately 10,000 sq ft. This Lot directly abuts new residential schemes to the east and north that have been built-out by established house builders in recent years.