Phoneix House is a conversion of an existing town centre office building to form 24 residential apartments. Each unit is to be spacious and tastefully finished to a high standard, with LED lighting and Smart Cabling throughout. There is plenty of on-site parking in the secure car park.
Phase 1 & 2 consists of 24 apartments and Townhouses, built under Permitted Development Rights, the building was ex-commercial. Phase 1 & 2 are due for completion: December 2015
Phase 3 consists of new build 12 apartments. Phase 3 has full planning permission which presents us with options to sell and exit or develop.
DEVELOPMENT STATUS: PHASE 1 & 2 ALL SOLD, Phase 3 has full planning permission.
The property sits just behind the main high street in East Grinstead where there are all the usual big name brands and estate agents. It is a 3 minute walk to the very pretty secondary high street, with local speciality shops and coffee houses.
East Grinstead is a scenic town with over 800 years of history, with many green spaces, heritage buildings and leisure centres.
From the property, a 10 minute walk will take you to the train station, with regular service direct to London Victoria. Major motorways and Gatwick Airport are 15 minutes by car. This site will be very attractive to commuters.
East Grinstead - Local Area
East Grinstead has a long tradition of weekly markets. It’s broad High Street is testimony to this. Even before a town existed, several ancient tracks converged on this area and people would probably have met to transact their business. Possibly in goods and animals.
The town was given a charter by Henry III in 1247 to have a weekly Monday market and an annual fair. In 1655 the market moved from Monday to Thursday predominately for the sales of corn, but joined in 1703 by cattle sales. Thursday has remained the day of the popular farmer’s market ever since. The cattle market thrived until December 1970 when the last ‘Fat Stock Show’ was held.
East Grinstead is within an area of Special Scientific Interest and as such new applications for planning permission can take extra time to gain consent. This is putting off developers seeking permissions in the area and is having an effect on the amount of property being built or converted. Demand now outstrips supply of new housing and prices remain very strong.
Small scale local development is all that is available at the moment.
East Grinstead boasts a large number of green spaces, all maintained to exceptional standards. Of particular note
is East Court Gardens, comprised of three acres of stunning gardens surrounding the stately and beautiful East
Court Mansion. The site includes a fun and safe play area for children as well as a War Memorial.
Museums / Art Galleries
East Grinstead museum offers a fun and interactive journey through the history of the town and its surrounding area. With a varied mix of artefacts and memorabilia as well as touch screen displays and films, visitors of all ages will
be entertained and educated.
For the artist in all of us, Chequer Mead Community Arts Centre provides spaces for all kinds of performance,
including a 320-seat theatre with state of the art facilities. The Greenstede Gallery offers a space where
professional and amateur artists can display their works and exhibitions are held year round.
East Grinstead offers a wide range of cafes, pubs and restaurants to suit any occasion. With such examples as
the award winning Alexander House Hotel, Marcella’s Authentic Italian and Xquisite Indian Cuisine, all tastes
are catered for in this vibrant, foodie friendly town.
East Grinstead is a commuter town on the Southern edge of outer London. Trains go from East Grinstead to London Victoria in just 47 minutes, making the town popular with the banker and stockbroker community.
East Grinstead is the end of the line for trains from London. The town is small enough to get to most places within it on foot safely and quickly, including the train station and town centre. There is also a local bus service. Just 10 minutes to the west of the town is the M23 motorway leading up to the M25 London Orbital or down to the popular seaside resort of Brighton.
Gatwick international Airport is about15 minutes away by car.
High Performing Education at the Heart of East Grinstead
St Mary’s Primary School received the following Ofsted comments in their 2013 inspection;
“This is a good School” (Ofsted 2013)
• Pupils achieve well and make good progress in mathematics and especially in reading.
• Children have a good start in the Early Years Foundation Stage because they benefit from good teaching and a
Imberhorne Secondary School boasts an ‘Outstanding’ Ofsted report;
Imberhorne is an outstanding school which has made excellent progress since the last inspection. The headteacher and managers at all levels strive successfully to provide equal opportunities for all groups of students. The focus on individual ambition and independent learning for each student is emphasised from Year 7 onwards. It equips them with the best possible social and academic skills necessary for them to meet the challenges of life after school.
From East Grinstead students can access a whole range of universities via the rail network to London
East Grinstead town centre is a varied and vibrant shopping environment where charming Tudor styled buildings contain a wide range of stores from recognisable chains to independent boutiques.
Here you will find clothes, DIY, groceries, electronics, gifts and much more. Ample parking and public transport means shopping in East Grinstead is a hassle free and pleasant experience.
East Grinstead - Specification
Help To Buy
Bastien Jack are proud to be registered with the Government Scheme Help To Buy Scheme (HTB).
What is it? – This is shared equity scheme which assists you in purchasing your new home with a lower deposit, minimum 5% of the purchase price and a 20% equity loan from the Government
Because of this support, lenders taking part are able to offer home buyers more high loan-to-value mortgages (80-95%). You will still be fully responsible for your mortgage repayments. So if you have a 5% deposit, you will need to take out and pay back a 95% mortgage
HTB is available for all purchasers of new homes,
All our homes are available with HTB if you meet your mortgage lending criteria. Our sales team are very familiar with the stringent process and can assist and guide you through.