Mixed-Use Property For Sale


Singular opportunity to purchase a unique character property, which is part of Rushden’s industrial heritage. This former Victorian shoe factory has been sensitively converted to incorporate modern building specifications whilst retaining essential features of its industrial past.

Mixed-Use Property For Sale

1 East Grove (centre) as seen from the Rushden Historic Transport Society’s station platform over a pint of real ale!

The building consists of a residential flat on the third floor with the middle, ground floors and adjoining buildings used for retail/storage.

Mixed-Use Property For Sale



Spacious kitchen-diner and living room

Master bedroom with walk-in wardrobe

Single bedroom with fitted wardrobes


Hallway with fitted wardrobe/cabinet

Gas-central-heating cabinet with utility space

Upper landing

Lower landing

PVC double glazing throughout

Gas radiator central heating

 Mixed-Use Property For Sale

Middle Floor

Open-plan retail/storage area


Gas radiator central heating throughout

 Mixed-Use Property For Sale

Ground Floor

Open-plan retail/storage area

Cellular office of wood and glazed construction


Gas radiator central heating throughout

 Mixed-Use Property For Sale

Adjoining Buildings

Connected loading bay/garage accessed via ceiling-to-floor twin doors, front and side doors

Connected storage (brick building), insulated, with gas radiator central heating

2 clad storage buildings, one with hot & cold water supply; one connected to main building, the other external

All adjoining buildings have fluorescent strip lighting and electrical sockets throughout.

 Mixed-Use Property For Sale

Mixed-Use Property For Sale

Original Features

A number of features of the Victorian building have been retained. On the top floor in the residential part of the building, although the walls and loft space has been insulated according to Building Regulations’ standard, some of the beams have been left exposed. The original, wide, yew-wood factory staircases are still in situ and the top landing has its original panelled safety rail.

The flat hallway and the middle floor contain sections of the Victorian heating pipework, and the middle floor retains its original goods-loading doors. The vertical ceiling supports have also been left unchanged.


On the ground floor hallway and throughout the ground floor itself, the heating pipework has been likewise preserved as has the vertical ceiling support. The floor, which comprises engineering brick, is the original composition, whilst the cellular office possibly dates to the 1930s.


The loading bay/garage area is accessed via two large wooden doors and has a roof of reinforced concrete. To the rear of the building, the Victorian extension retains two of its original metal arched windows and, running parallel to this building, are the two clad storage sheds.

Where necessary and appropriate, modern insulation panels have been fitted behind new plasterboard, particularly in the residential component, but as much of the original brickwork remains exposed to provide a suitable balance between the old and new.


The building benefits from an alarm system and CCTV, both to the outside of the building and throughout, plus emergency lighting and linked smoke-alarm systems.


*Conversion/Development Opportunities (examples)

  • Extending the residential part of the building to incorporate the middle-floor below

  • Conversion of the building with change-of-use to a single residence

  • Removal of clad buildings to the rear, to be replaced with a single-span building

  • Two-storey brick extension to the rear as an extension of the residential component, with additional parking/storage

 *Subject to planning approval


Current use favours:

  • Residential/retail

  • Residential/storage

  • Residential/commercial/workshop.

1 East Grove is a truly versatile mixed-use building of atmospheric and historic character.


For additional details, telephone Mick on 01933 419516; email: skelets@btinternet.com





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