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Residential - For sale - Land At Ford End Road - Bedford

Land At Ford End Road

Ford End Road
Bedford, MK40


  • Bedford Train Station is within walking distance, 0.8 kilometres (0.5 miles), to the north east of the site. This provides a direct train service to London (London St Pancras) every half an hour, taking around 40 minutes. Alternatively, Bedford St Johns station, located 1.6 kilometres (1 mile) to the southeast of the site, provides a direct train link to Milton Keynes with an average journey time of approximately 50 minutes. There are also a number of bus services in the town. The Town Centre is located 1.13 kilometres (0.7 miles) to the east of the site.
  • Phase 1 Phase 1 is outlined in blue on the site plan and extends to approximately 2.35 hectares (5.8 acres). The land is broadly flat and level, with significant vegetation growth. National Grid are undertaking remediation works which are due to complete in April 2018. The land is accessed from Ford End Road, along the north western boundary. Phase 2 The parcel totals approximately 1.95 hectares (4.82 acres) and includes three gasholders, which are due to be demolished. Remediation of the land will follow and should conclude during Q1 2021. Phase 2 benefits from a separate access road, via Havelock St. The land hatched green on the site plan is either occupied or operational and will be retained by National Grid. Notably, the small area of green hatched land labelled as ‘0.013 acres’ may become available for sale as part of Phase 2. However, please assume the land is not for sale as part of your bid.
  • National Grid plans to undertake site investigation, risk assessment and (where required) remediation works at the site. This work, which builds upon earlier similar works at the site, aims to render the site suitable for a generic commercial open storage use. This essentially means that residual ground contamination on the site will be assessed as unlikely to cause significant harm to future site users, controlled waters or property, assuming no physical changes are made to the site.   Risks associated with more sensitive uses of the site (compared to open storage), such as residential with gardens use, will not be specifically assessed. Additional measures, such as vapour/gas protection in buildings, cover systems in gardens and protection of water mains, may be necessary. Please note the environmental clauses included in the Information Pack will be appended to the sale contract.


Freehold Residential Development Opportunity. Offers are invited on an unconditional or subject to planning basis

Site held over two separate titles, to be brought forward as a phased sale.

Approximately 1.13 km (0.7 miles) west of Bedford town centre and 0.8 km (0.5 miles) southwest of Bedford Station. Bedford benefits from direct trains to London St Pancras with a journey time of approximately 40 minutes.

The site comprises vacant hard standing land and three gas holders, which are due to be demolished.

Phase 1 is currently being remediated, which is due to complete in April 2018. Phase 2 remediation is due to complete in 2021.

The site is allocated for Housing and Employment uses, under Policy AD6 in Bedford Borough Council’s Local Plan Document (July 2013).

Phase 1 has an expired outline planning permission for 154 dwellings and 9,000 sq ft of employment space (Ref: 03/01660/OUT).

Bids are invited for the freehold interest of both Phase 1 and 2 as a single transaction


The site is situated to west of Bedford town centre. The surrounding land to the north is predominantly residential in use, with some retail use situated along Ford End Road. To the east of the site lies vacant land, beyond which sits the main Bedford railway line. To the immediate west of the site lies the Charles Wells Brewery, with the Great Ouse river running south of the site.

Additional information

The Information Pack contains the Deeds of Easement and associated Easement Plans. Please use these documents to make your make your assumptions in relation to the easement widths based on the Deeds.

The total site extends to 4.29 hectares (10.61 acres). The land is divided into two distinct parcels, as illustrated on the Site Plan, which will be sold as one but released in two phases

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  • Updated: 17/05/2017
    Reference: 758909
    Residential Development opportunities: For sale, Freehold
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