Development Opportunity: Water Tower in your garden | Felsted | CM6

Development Opportunity

Felsted | Essex | CM6


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Development Opportunity

Have you ever imagined waking up to a brutalist water tower in the garden?  This is the kind of opportunity that architects and aficionados of modernist design dream of.    

This 0.18 acre site presents a valuable opportunity to potentially develop a residential property in the grounds of a 1960s brutalist inspired water tower.

The tower itself supplied the local area with water for decades before falling into disuse and was then leased for commercial purposes. Producing an income of £10,600 per annum, the land and the tower is currently let to Cornerstone Communications Infrastructure Limited until 2030 and would be passed onto any potential buyer.

Drawing on brutalist design principles with an aesthetic borrowed from modernismthe tower is a beautifully preserved architectural piece. Sold at auction, the present owner was inspired by its presence and wants to ensure its future is cemented in the area.

The Area

The water tower occupies a high site with views to Felsted School, one of the most prestigious public schools in the country.  The surrounding area is wild and rural. So to stumble across such an alluring behemoth in the middle of the Essex countryside is a delight and a surprise.

Felsted is a quaint and quintessential English Village with tearooms and fine pubs. The wider area between Felsted and Little Dunmow, was formerly the site of the only sugar beet factory in Essex for many years. The nearest towns are Great Dunmow and Braintree, which provide everything market towns have to offer. Accessed by a farmers track, the site has scope for parking within the site.


Felstead | Garnetts Lane | Essex | CM6


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