For Sale By Auction | 06:30 pm, 03 November 2015 | Lot 52

Bristol Pier, Queen Victoria Drive, Shotley, Suffolk, IP9 1PU

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  • Property For Sale
  • Tenure: Freehold

Call the team on 01473 558 888 for more information

Auction Date

Tue 03/11/2015

Auction Time

06:30 pm

Auction Venue

Holiday Inn (Wolsey Room), London Road, Ipswich, IP2 0UA

A 600’ long Victorian pier with planning permission for development

The chance to purchase this civilian pier formally owned by the Marquess of Cornwallis is truly a once in a lifetime opportunity to own a piece of naval history. Built in 1894 as a landing stage for a ferry from Shotley to Harwich and Felixstowe, Bristol Pier is situated directly opposite the Bristol Arms public house and now has the benefit of Planning Permission (Babergh application no. B/13/00234/FUL/GD) for the repair and widening of the first 80’ together with the erection of 2 permanent ‘kiosk’ style buildings of approximately 320 sq ft with A1, A3 or A5 usage and linked by a stretched sail canopy over the central pier access, we understand interest has been shown in leasing these for a total of £15,000 per annum. The drawings and Planning Permission are available for viewing within the online Legal Pack.



The freehold on offer actually extends across the river bed to either side of the pier to a total of around 40’ and there is of course considerable potential (subject to any necessary consent) for alternative business or leisure uses such as a mooring facility or even as a private ‘escape’, it is quite simply an opportunity to express your imagination.


The village of Shotley lies on the Stour Estuary some 9 miles to the south east of Ipswich and is set to expand considerably with the development of HMS Ganges where plans have been approved for 285 new homes, a hotel, nursing home, retail and commercial premises.


Please call the Auctioneers - 01473 558888


Interested parties are requested to make their own enquiries to the relevant authorities as to the availability of services.

Local Authority

Babergh District Council. Tel: 01473 826622


Mills & Reeve, 78-84 Colmore Row, Birmingham B3 2AB, Ref: Mr M Whatley, Tel: 0121 456 8291

Important Notice to Prospective Buyers:

We draw your attention to the Special Conditions of Sale within the Legal Pack, referring to other charges in addition to the purchase price which may become payable. Such costs may include Search Fees, reimbursement of Sellers costs and Legal Fees, and Transfer Fees amongst others.

Additional Fees

Administration Charge - 0.3% inc VAT of the purchase price, subject to a minimum of £1,200 (£1,000+ VAT), payable on exchange of contracts.

Disbursements - Please see the legal pack for any disbursements listed that may become payable by the purchaser on completion.