Around the time of the first world war, this company had been associated with the Carl Zeiss Optical factory in Mill Hill which is now the location of IBSA House, coincidentally also for sale in this portfolio.”
Up until the mid 1930’s, the area where No.1 Elstree Way now stands was open fields. By 1938 however, development on both sides of Elstree Way had commenced with Rank Film Studios occupying the site to the north of No.1 Elstree Way as can be seen in the foreground of the picture above. The site now known as No.1 Elstree Way lies in the centre foreground on the corner with Manor Way. Employment uses continued along this frontage through the following decades in a number of small individual building clusters. By the 1970’s, the site had become principally occupied by three separate businesses in a group of four buildings. Two of the buildings housed chemical works, one operated as an electrical engineering works, and the fourth and predominant building on the site was used as offices for an Aerial Photography and Survey company. In 1986, a planning application to develop the site of these four buildings as a warehouse/office complex was made. On completion, this was occupied by Carl Zeiss Scientific Instruments Ltd. Around the time of the first world war, this company had been associated with the Carl Zeiss Optical factory in Mill Hill which is now the location of IBSA House, coincidentally also for sale in this portfolio.
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Relevant Planning History
Due to the more recent development timeline for Elstree, there is little record of Planning approvals. Pre 1950 then nothing exists. Here are the more recent records:
- July 1986 (0/0323/86 10069/1) – Development of Warehouse and Production Facility with Offices
- March 1989 (0029/89) – Erection of 2.1m high boundary wall/fence
- January 1957 (C/1369-56 5365) – Extension to Photographic Laboratory and offices
No.1 Elstree Way is located approximately one mile from Elstree and Borehamwood Railway station with a walking time of some 20 minutes. As an alternative to walking or for rainy days, bus 107 and 292 both link No.1 Elstree Way with Elstree and Borehamwood Railway Station. Journey time is around 7 minutes.
Easy access to principal routes
From Elstree and Borehamwood Railway station:
King’s Cross & St Pancras: 34 mins
Euston: 35 mins
Charing Cross: 41 mins
Liverpool Street: 41 mins
Waterloo: 41 mins
Victoria: 44 mins
Typical travel time to London airports
London City: 42mins
*Using TFL Journey Planner & Google Maps
Interested parties should assure themselves of suitable connections by means of their own enquiries to service providers. However, data acquired by IBSA is available in the Data Bank.
No.1 Elstree Way is not accessible to members of the public and occasional access cannot be gained. Therefore all viewings will be strictly by appointment with IBSA and will be accompanied.
Freehold with vacant possession at point of sale, or other options by agreement.