The Old Library, Lichfield Road, Stafford
- To Let
- £35,000 per annum
4,075 sq.ft. (378.58 sq.m.)
5,375 sq.ft. (499.35 sq.m.)
- Capacity to increase available floor area
- Suitable for retailing or leisure uses subject to planning consent
- Prominent town centre location
- Landmark building
- Centrally heated
- Previous planning consent for A3 (Restaurants and Cafes) use
- Close to new leisure development now under construction
- On Stafford's leisure circuit
The property is prominently situated at the southern end of Stafford town centre at the junctions of the Lichfield Road with Bridge Street and Newport Road and in an area characterised by a mix of retail and leisure uses.
The premises are adjacent to the Stafford Cinema and close to Wetherspoon's Picture House outlet, the Casa Bar and the Couture and Noir et Blanc Nightclubs. A new leisure complex is currently under construction in the vicinity and will incorporate a multi-screen cinema together with four restaurant outlets including, and subject to confirmation, Frankie & Benny's, Nando's, Prezzo and Chiquito's.
The Old Library, also known as The Green, is an imposing landmark Grade II listed building of two-storey brick construction with a striking portico entrance feature and was built in 1913 to provide the town's library, museum and art gallery, those functions having been relocated in 1999.
The property has been last used for office purposes but would be suitable for a wide variety of alternative commercial purposes subject to the appropriate planning consent and might be of interest to retail, licensed and leisure operators given its proximity to similar operations.
Planning permission for A3 (Restaurant and Cafes) use has been granted in the past but that consent will need to be renewed following its expiry.
The available space forms only part of the property and, if required, can be increased to provide a maximum ground floor area of 5,375 sq.ft. (499.35 sq.m.).