Residential - For sale - Ashburne House - Sunderland

Ashburne House

Ryhope Road
Sunderland, SR2 7EF


  • Site visits and inspections of the property can be arranged subject to reasonable notice. Interested parties should contact BNP Paribas Real Estate.


A residential development opportunity located in the affluent area of Ashbrooke, approxmately 1.5km to the south of Sunderland City Centre.
The site extends to approximately 1.07 hectares (2.65 acres) and is bounded by Ryhope Road to the east (B1522), Sunderland High School to the west,Backhouse Park to the south and private residential development to the north.

At present the properties on site include:
• The original 19th century Ashburne House which is Grade II listed. The building is arranged over four floors and extends to a total of 1,004 sq m (10,807 sq ft).
• An extension building to Ashburne House constructed in the 1960’s, arranged over two floors and extending to 1,275 sq m (13,724 sq ft).
• An extension building to the west of Ashburne House constructed in the 1960’s, arranged over five floors and extending to a total of 3,682 sq m (39
634 sq ft).
• An 18th century lodge building at the gateway entrance to the site extending to 74 sq m (796 sq ft). In addition, there are extensive formal gardens and landscaped green spaces that enhance the setting of building and development opportunity.


The site is located in the affluent area of Ashbrooke, approximately 1.5km to
the south of Sunderland City centre and is accessed directly from the A1522
Ryhope Road.
The area is characterised by the high quality residential property in the
immediate proximity and the site itself is opposite Sunderland High School
as well as being immediately adjacent and overlooking Backhouse Park, a
major green open space in the City.

Additional information

The site has considerable built and natural character which has significant
potential to accommodate a well designed, high quality, residential
development. After extensive discussions with the Local Planning Authority,
the following guidance can be given to potential purchasers.
The site comprises four main elements, and any development should have
regard to the basic guidance set out below:
• Ashburne House – This is a Grade II listed building that should be
conserved and sensitively converted to accommodate new uses, including
• The 1960’s extensions to the North and West - These are to be demolished
to make way for new high quality residential development. Any new
buildings should respect the scale, massing and form for the listed building.
• The Lodge - This to be converted and potentially extended.
• The Grounds - These are to be preserved for the key contribution that they
make to the setting, character and ecological value of the site.
A full copy of the planning and development guidance can be made available on request.

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  • Number of parking places : 0
  • Updated: 01/11/2013
    Reference: 757812
    Residential Development opportunities: For sale, Freehold
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    Mr David Furniss
    Broad Chare
    NE1 2HF

    +44 191 227 5702

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