The Old Stable Market, Melksham

  • Prime town centre site
  • Existing retail & residential uses
  • Good Conversion potential (subject to planning)
Sale Price: £345000

Property Area(s)

Retail space Nett Area 158.49sq.m (1706 sq.ft) 

First floor store Nett Area 44.96sq.m (484 sq.ft) 

First floor office Nett Area 26.38sq.m (284 sq.ft) 

Rear stone store Nett Area 30.19sq.m (325 sq.ft) 

Flat Living Room Nett Area 26.16sq.m (282 sq.ft) 

Flat Kitchen Nett Area 7.49sq.m (81 sq.ft) 

Flat Mezzanine Bathroom Nett Area 12.97sq.m (140 sq.ft) 


The Old Stable Market, 12A High Street, MELKSHAM, Wiltshire, SN12 6JU


Melksham is an expanding West Wiltshire town, with a population of approximately 22,000 people. The town is located on the strategic A350 road linking junction 17 of the M4 motorway (approx. 11 miles north) with mid and south Wiltshire and on the south coast ports. Major employers in the town include Knorr Bremse, Avon Rubber, Cooper Tires, Wiltshire Police Cereal Partners and G Plan Upholstery.

This property is located in the centre of the town off the High Street. There are a number of town centre car parks within easy walking distance.


The property is accessed from the High Street along a short private roadway, within the freehold ownership being sold.

The built property comprises a large shed structure with large sliding doors at the front.

Within the shed are a number of ground floor retails and showroom units, with additional first floor mezzanine storage and office space. We believe there is potential for conversion of this space to residential use, subject to formal planning consent being obtained.

Continuing through the site there are further retail showroom areas with an external steel staircase leading to a residential flat comprising a kitchen, large living room, bathroom/WC and a mezzanine bedroom.


The whole property is offered for sale freehold with full vacant possession on completion.

While the flat has been used as owner’s accommodation for many years, we are informed that it does not have formal consent for that use. We believe however that its established use as residential could be proven to the Local Planning Authority if required.

We are informed that the property is not registered for VAT, so no VAT is payable on the purchase price.

Please note previous statement relating to the residential use.

The property has long been used for retail purposes with ancillary office and residential accommodation
The site has excellent scope for conversion or redevelopment for alternative uses including residential, subject to planning consent being obtained.

The front part of the property lies within the Melksham Conservation Area.

No part of the property is Listed, but both properties either side of the access way are Listed.

We recommend that any potential purchaser looking at converting or redeveloping the site liaises with the Local Planning Authority, Wiltshire Council on 0300 456 0114 or


The Valuation Office Agency website lists the property as –
Market and Premises – Rateable Value £1,500.

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