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Shops, Retail Development Land, Development - Residential, Leisure Development Land for Sale

High Street, Bedford, MK40

£3,000,000.00 £39.80 /sf
75,377 sf
Shops, Retail Development Land, Development - Residential, Leisure Development Land for Sale

High Street, Bedford, MK40

£3,000,000.00 £39.80 /sf
75,377 sf
A long awaited opportunity has arisen to acquire a historical piece of Bedford town centre. The former Debenhams Department Store provides accommodation over 6 levels and we of the opinion that the property would best suit redevelopment of the upper floors to residential and splitting of the ground floor into multiple retail / leisure units (subject to planning). At the back of the site there is a listed building,
Internally the property is currently fitted out as a department store with open plan retailing around several service cores and access points. There is a large basement and additional storage to the 5th floor. Access for loading is provided to the rear via St Paul's Square.
Planning Uses
Bedford Borough Council has continued its proactive approach to economic development across the borough and will be supportive in promoting the site as a viable development opportunity.
The site has been included in the upcoming Local Plan which considers how a scheme could potentially create smaller commercial units for retail or food/beverage occupiers, other leisure uses and residential opportunities on the upper floors. The Local Plan also includes Bedford Corn Exchange, the Harpur Suite and Bedford Central Library which all form part of the same block as the former Debenhams site, are key community and cultural facilities, and are collectively known as Mayes Yard.
For further information on the Local Plan please visit the Bedford Borough Council Website at

Please call to register your interest and book on to one of the following open days.
14th November 11am - 2pm.
22nd November 11am - 2pm.
29th November 1pm - 3pm.
Former Debenhams Department Store
Prominent Town Centre Site (75,377 Sq Ft)
Corner Plot Accommodation Over 6 Floors
Potential For Mixed Use Development & Additional Floors (Subject to Planning)
Rear Access Via St Pauls Square


Located at the corner with Silver Street

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