By 1938… development had commenced in the immediate area with the Rank Film Studios”
Elstree is a village in the Hertsmere borough of Hertfordshire, approximately thirteen miles northwest of central London. It forms part of the civil parish of Elstree and Borehamwood, originally known simply as Elstree. Within the parish of Elstree, it is noticeable that the hill roads are remarkably direct and seldom curve to avoid any steep pitch. It has been suggested that the roads were originally slides for the timber which used to be sent to London for fuel. Historically, nearly all the parish was pasture. Manor Way on which Manor Point stands, shares the characteristic of principally being a surprisingly straight road.
In 1905 there were 40½ acres of arable land in Elstree, while there were 1,272 acres of permanent grass, and no woodland. Up until the mid 1930’s, this area was predominantly open fields. By 1938 however, development had commenced in the immediate area with the Rank Film Studios. The picture above taken in 1949 shows buildings occupying the site now known as Manor Point circled in red.
Employment uses continued along this frontage through the following decades in a number of small individual building clusters. The site was occupied by an Electrical Engineering company in the mid 1960’s, but was finally redeveloped with the current building suite around 15 years ago.
Relevant Planning History
Perhaps surprisingly, the Delta Court Business Park and all areas to the north on the opposite side of Manor Way, are zoned for residential development according to the most recent Area Action Plan. Manor Point therefore lies in what will become a buffer zone between residential and commercial development in coming years.
Previous successful Planning Applications for this site include:
- Demolition of existing industrial buildings and erection of two units with ancillary office accommodation for light industrial, general industrial or storage and distribution purposes. (Amended and additional plans received 16.3.00 and 6.4.00). Manor Way 2, Corner Of Chester Road and Manor Way Borehamwood WD6 1EU
Ref: No: TP/99/1213 | Received: Thu 23 Dec 1999 | Validated: Thu 23 Dec 1999 | Status: Application – Permission Granted
- Erection of warehouse, compound area and car parking together with relocated electricity sub-station (Revised proposal including an additional 245m2 of first floor mezzanine floor space). Manor Way Unit 2 Chester Road Borehamwood WD6 1EU. Ref: No: TP/98/0719 | Received: Tue 04 Aug 1998 | Validated: Tue 04 Aug 1998 | Status: Application – Permission Granted.
- Erection of 1,704m2 warehouse, compound area and car parking together with relocated electricity sub-station (Amended plans received 2/6/98) Manor Way Unit 2 Chester Road Borehamwood WD6 1EU. Ref: No: TP/98/0400 | Received: Wed 29 Apr 1998 | Validated: Wed 29 Apr 1998 | Status: Application – Permission Granted
Manor Point is located approximately 1¼ miles from Elstree and Borehamwood Railway station with a walking time of some 24 minutes. As an alternative to walking or for rainy days, bus 107 and 292 both link Elstree Way and/or Manor Way with Elstree and Borehamwood Railway Station. Journey time is around 8 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
Manor Point Units 1 & 2 are 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.
At this juncture, expressions of interest are invited.
Freehold with vacant possession at point of sale, or other options by agreement.