Commercial property

Chichester District

The location of Chichester offers a unique opportunity to invest in an area of outstanding natural beauty, fascinating history and commercial success. Sandwiched between the stunning South Downs National Park and the beautiful South Coast of England, the city is well served by excellent transport and communications links to London (via regular direct rail services), the rest of the UK, Europe (via Portsmouth and Southampton) and beyond. The district has a thriving business community and provides an excellent base for those looking to establish themselves and flourish. A map showing the properties owned or controlled by the District Council is available .

About the Estates Service

The Estates Service deals with all the property within the council's ownership. This includes acquisitions and disposals, management and letting of commercial properties as well as the general management of the council's non-operational property portfolio.

For general enquires with regard to council owned property as well as general land ownership enquiries, please contact the Estates Service:

Name:
Estates Service
Address:
Estates Service
Chichester District Council
East Pallant House
Chichester
West Sussex
PO19 1TY
United Kingdom
Telephone:
01243 534632

Industrial Premises

Chichester District Council owns a number of different premises as well as several sites currently being marketed for disposal.

  • Terminus Road Industrial Estate, Light Industrial/Office Unit to let, Total 1,184.30 sq m (12,746 sq ft)
  • Prominence on to Terminus Road
  • Established industrial and motor trade location
  • 42 car parking spaces in secure yard
  • Passenger Lift connecting ground and first floor office accommodation at rear
  • 3m eaves height
  • 3 bays fitted out as office accommodation
  • One bay can be returned totally to industrial or storage use
  • Interested parties should contact Flude Commercial for further details. Tel. (01243) 819000.

St James Industrial Estate

Ideally located close to the city centre of Chichester and just off the A27, St James Industrial Estate is a well-established site, home to many small businesses and providing a base that only a central location can. The estate comprises 40 units of varying sizes and has provided the springboard for many local businesses to establish and grow into highly successful operations.

Rent Subsidy Scheme

The council currently offers a rent subsidy scheme at St James Industrial Estate for new businesses, occupying premises for the first time. If you are eligible to receive the rent subsidy, you may benefit from a rent reduction of 50% in the first year of occupation and a rent reduction of 25% in the second year.

Retail Premises

Chichester District Council owns a number of shopping parades and kiosks throughout the district and these occasionally become available to let. One unit at Crane Street, Chichester is now available.

Other Premises

Chichester District Council also has the following accommodation available to let within the district:

Former Council Offices, Chichester

There are no office units available currently.

The Old Bakery, Petworth

Office suites located in the heart of Petworth, ranging in size from 50m2(537ft2) to 135m2 (1,448ft2). For further details please contact our agent, Flude Commercial on 01243 819000.

Former Council Offices, Midhurst

Centrally located, adjacent to the North Street car park, these former council offices comprise of office space situated on the first floor of the building. For further details please contact our agent, Flude Commercial on 01243 819000.

Former Council Offices, Selsey

Centrally located at 53 High Street, Selsey, these former council offices comprise of office space situated on both floors of the building. For further details please contact our agent, Parsons Son & Basley on 01243 868600.

Disposals

Chichester District Council is currently seeking to dispose of several sites within the district. For further details, please see the Disposals List:

Council Property Ownership details

The Government now requires local councils to publish a variety of details in accordance with what is known as the Transparency Code.

Asset Management Plan 2016-2021

The council has produced an Asset Management Plan for the period 2016-2021.

Recent delegated decisions

The Government now requires local councils to publish details of delegated decisions made by officers of the council made under the council's delegated powers. The list discloses the delegated decisions made by officers within the Estates Service during April and August 2016.