Barker Storey Matthews, now part of Eddisons, has been appointed as the sole agent in the sale of over 12,000 sq ft of single storey office space in the South Cambridgeshire village of Papworth Everard.

The Bernard Sunley Centre is described by the agent as ‘substantial’ and is an unusual, detached, single storey office building built for the occupier in the early 1980s.

The 12,161 sq ft (1,113 sq m) of office accommodation is predominantly open plan but, through partial sub-division, has a number of small meeting rooms and a staff room. 

Ancillary accommodation includes an entrance lobby, kitchen and cloakroom facilities and a store room with loading door.  A car park at the front of the Centre is supported by further on-site parking to give 73 car park spaces in total.

Although the property has been occupied for office use, Barker Storey Matthews considers that, subject to planning consent, the property would suit a number of alternative uses such as a day care centre, children’s nursery, community healthcare facility or a therapeutic or treatment studio complex.

While the Bernard Sunley Centre is in the centre of Papworth Everard, it is set back from the village’s main thoroughfare Ermine Street South, and is accessed via a private drive.  It is close to the main retail centre and the village’s leisure and recreation facilities.

The residential expansion of Papworth Everard in recent times has seen the village benefit from a road bypass to connect the A1198 main Huntingdon to Royston road with the A428 between St Neots and Cambridge.  These roads give onward connections to the A1 and A1(M) and the A14 and M11.

The Bernard Sunley Centre will be vacated by its current owner-occupier this summer (2019) and is being offered for sale at a price of £1.6 million through the Huntingdon office of Barker Storey Matthews.

The agent also advises that a derelict bungalow, with garden and grounds, adjacent to the northern boundary of the Bernard Sunley Centre site is also for sale, subject to separate negotiation.

Barker Storey Matthews’ Stephen Power, Director, said, “The Bernard Sunley Centre is an office building with a substantial footprint.

“As a single storey office building for sale, it is unique - for conventional office space or the opportunity for suitable alternative uses - in the Cambridge commercial property market.”

Viewing of Bernard Sunley Centre, Papworth Everard is strictly by appointment through Barker Storey Matthews as the sole agent.

To arrange a viewing or for more information, contact Stephen Power at the Huntingdon office of Barker Storey Matthews, tel 01480 451578, or see