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Let: Former Play Building in "Playing Field" setting

Ifield Play Building,, Crawley, RH11 0ND

Interested in this property? Call our Crawley Office : 01293 40 10 40

The property is located beside Ifield Green and Play Area with adjacent car parking, off Rusper Road, close to the junction with Ifield Green, approximately 1.5 miles west of Crawley town centre.

The Ifield Play Building is situated beside a large area of open space and recreation ground. The building provides excellent facilities and is ideally positioned for a wide range of community and/or sporting activities.

Crawley is a town with a population of around 100,000 and it is situated in the north of West Sussex close to the Surrey border. It has a well established commercial and industrial community including the Manor Royal Industrial Estate, County Oak Retail Park and the County Mall shopping centre. The town enjoys excellent communication links providing easy access to the M23, M25, Gatwick Airport and the main London to Brighton rail link.


  • Considered suitable for variety of uses (STPC)
  • Adjacent to ample parking & Ifield Green
  • Security shutters & fire/intruder alarms
  • Tender deadline - Noon Friday 26 October 2018

A single storey building of prefabricated construction, previously occupied as a "Community Sports and Fitness Centre" situated adjoining Ifield Green and Playground, comprising a main area, 2 internal rooms, kitchen and separate male, female & disabled W.C's.

New lease available by Tender
"On the instructions of Crawley Borough Council"


Whole Building 1163 sq ft (108.05 m2)


The property is a single storey prefabricated concrete panelled building previously occupied as 'Community Sports and Fitness Centre' and comprises a main 'activity' area, 2 internal rooms, fitted kitchen and separate male, female and disabled W.C's.

The demise is to include the subject property only with a right of way providing access to the premises, together with a right to use the adjacent car park (non exclusive). Ifield Green is a public open space and therefore non-exclusive rights can only be granted to the tenant of the subject premises, to use the Field etc.


The net internal floor area, measured in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice is calculated as 1,165 sq ft (108.2 m2).


Open to offer by Tender.


Available on a new full repairing and insuring lease for a terms to be agreed. This means that as the tenants are responsible for all repairs to the property including the main structure (walls, floors, roof, canopies, balconies etc) and all internal fittings and finishes. Tenants are also responsible for the heating system electrical wiring, drains, water supply pipes within the curtilage of the property and all general decorations. The lease is to be contracted outside the security provisions of the Landlord & Tenant Act 1954 Part II (as amended).

Tenants will be responsible for the payment of the insurance premium in relation to the property. The Council will invoice the tenants for this amount each year. Tenants will be responsible for arranging their own third party and public liability insurance and for any additional risks that they may wish to insure against. Tenants will be responsible for insuring their contents.

The lease will be based on the Council's standard commercial lease (subject to appropriate alterations to reflect type of property and agreed terms and conditions).


A deposit equivalent to 6 months rent (plus VAT if applicable) will be required as a standard condition of any letting.


The property is considered suitable for various alternative community uses, subject to all necessary consents.


To be submitted on a TENDER FORM together with a CREDIT SEARCH AGREEMENT, available on request, to be completed and returned to Graves Jenkins to arrive no later than noon on Friday 26 October 2018. Click here to download Tender Form

N.B. In considering tenders submitted, the Council will have regard to maximising opportunities for the local community and young people through participation in community and/or sporting/fitness activities.


Tenants will be responsible for the costs of all related utilities. Tenants will also have to arrange and pay for refuse disposal.

Whole Building £POA

Business Rates

Rateable Value: £4,150
Rates Payable: £1,992 (2018/19)

Qualifying businesses will benefit from small business rate relief reducing the total bill payable to nil. For further information we recommend interested parties contact Crawley Borough Council on Tel: 01293 438000 or to verify this information.


VAT is not payable (TBC)

Legal Fees

Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs.

Viewing Arrangements

Strictly via prior appointment through Sole Agents Graves Jenkins


David Bessant MRICS
[email protected]

Dominic Ryan
[email protected]

These particulars are believed to be correct but their accuracy is not guaranteed. They do not form any part of any contract. You should be aware that the Code of Practice on Commercial Leases in England and Wales strongly recommends you seek professional advice from a qualified surveyor, solicitor or licensed conveyancer before agreeing or signing a business tenancy agreement.