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    What to do with a 10,000 sq ft warehouse?

    I 've put an offer in on an old farmhouse near Bath. It has a fairly modern 10,000 sq ft warehouse which was priced at 150K but so far we have negotiated to have it included in the price. I've upped our offer today. I don't need a warehouse & I'm wondering what to do with it if I end up buying. My idea of having a micro-brewery didn't go down well with Mrs t-7. Demolition could be an option as it is a bit of an eyesore compared with the rest of the property. Any suggestions for possible use? I'm too afraid of getting caught to set up a Cannabis farm.

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    Fill it with old cars then in 15 to 20 years time go barn find crazy on ebay

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    Store classic cars, on condition you can drive them to keep the batteries charged? 😉😉

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    Self storage, car,vehicle,caravan storage

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    Or

    Indoor go kart track

    Kids soft play area

    Loads of options

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    Quote Originally Posted by magpie215 View Post
    Or

    Indoor go kart track
    Great for TZ-UK GTG!

    Add in some mini Motos too and youíd. Ever get rid of us!

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    Rent the space to locals. A farm near me has a full joinery workshop in the barn.

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    Kennels
    Rent space for storage (caravans, cars etc)
    Laser tag (is that still a thing?)
    Kart track
    Skate park
    Brothel (probably difficult to get past the wife)

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    Awesome ideas so far!

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    Tennis court(s)

    That would be my choice

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    Btw it's slightly off the beaten track. Good security. 6 miles from central Bath, 7 miles from Bristol. Probably would prefer not too much coming & going. I did think storage after my micro-brewery brainwave was shot down in flames

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    My old man has a 20,000 sq ft ‘low height’ warehouse and the current tenants are a self storage company who are very busy at the moment IMHO it’s definitely a growing market.
    Last edited by CaptainSlow; 13th August 2019 at 19:04.

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    Why bother? Sounds a waste of capital. Offer less on the property you actually want. Otherwise you are paying for something you want to demolish?
    Last edited by Skyman; 13th August 2019 at 19:08.

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSlow View Post
    My old man has a 20,000 sq ft Ďlow heightí warehouse and the current tenants are a self storage company who are very busy at the moment IMHO itís definitely a growing market.
    This was Mrs t-7's idea.

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    Car, caravan & motorhome storage. Shouldn't be too high traffic as people aren't taking them in & out every day. Charge extra for power (battery charging etc). Charge extra for starting them up once a month.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Skyman View Post
    Why bother? Sounds a waste of capital. Offer less on the property you actually want. Otherwise you are paying for something you want to demolish?
    We've already done this. But you still have a 10,000 sq ft warehouse at the end of the day

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    Old skool 1988 style good old warehouse party venue. Iíll come.
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    CAA approval for Helicopter landing site.

    Offer handling and hangarage.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    We've already done this. But you still have a 10,000 sq ft warehouse at the end of the day
    Then a storage facility has it .

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    Rent it out to Stratosphereguy so he can store his wallet...

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    Skyman has spoken.

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    Quote Originally Posted by trident-7 View Post
    This was Mrs t-7's idea.
    Then why ask? You know what itís going to be, donít you?
    Don't take my silence for agreement. I've just realised you're too stupid to argue with.

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    An Indoor snow park..

    People would pay good money to sledge, build snowmen and have snow ball fights all year round.. Well, I certainly would! :)

    You could have indoor snow cannons and wind tunnels to create blizzard effects...

    Only problem.. How does one create snow indoors...

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    Snooker hall, indoor lazer quest or escape rooms are doing very well at the moment.

    https://citymazes.com/swindon/?gclid...iAAEgJNlfD_BwE
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    When have you been in my shed...........?
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    Buy lots of bikes and cars. Then buy some more.

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    Have a google of luxury cattery it’s a licence to print money and a lot quieter than a kennel.

    Or an air rifle barn, there’s one near us.

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    Quote Originally Posted by gmt 16750 View Post
    Rent it out to Stratosphereguy so he can store his wallet...
    Need extra room for his big head though

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    I'd be thinking long and hard about firstly what level of involvement I wanted to have with any possible use of the building. Assuming your choice was little then I'd be considering what impact would letting it out to others would have on my home life.

    (Out of sheer curiosity, north or south of Keynsham?).

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    Rehearsal/recording studios. You are close enough to Bath to expect decent demand and custom from local bands and musos. That's what I would do but it is capital intensive. You'd need to be a muso and/or in it for the love of it for it to work. Obvious issues with noise levels too. Well you did ask!
    Last edited by beechcustom; 13th August 2019 at 20:42.

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    Quote Originally Posted by justin44 View Post
    Have a google of luxury cattery itís a licence to print money and a lot quieter than a kennel.

    Or an air rifle barn, thereís one near us.
    I've realised that I'm definitely a cat person since getting a dog!

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    Shame about the micro-brewery Ė that would have been my first choice.

    Bare-knuckle boxing arena? Boat museum? Living nude art gallery?

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    Check for asbestos - demolition or refurbishment work could be very costly.

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    I pay £275 every 6 mths to store a vehicle here. I worked he has over 100 vehicles in storage, its a working farm and you provide your own insurance so it must be a good money spinner

    http://www.madryn-storage.com/

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    Quote Originally Posted by CaptainSlow View Post
    My old man has a 20,000 sq ft Ďlow heightí warehouse and the current tenants are a self storage company who are very busy at the moment IMHO itís definitely a growing market.
    You can make a fortune out of self storage but would need to covert to different sized secure units and provide 24-7 security.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ralphy View Post
    I'd be thinking long and hard about firstly what level of involvement I wanted to have with any possible use of the building. Assuming your choice was little then I'd be considering what impact would letting it out to others would have on my home life.

    (Out of sheer curiosity, north or south of Keynsham?).

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    Quote Originally Posted by Onelasttime View Post
    Shame about the micro-brewery – that would have been my first choice.

    Bare-knuckle boxing arena? Boat museum? Living nude art gallery?
    Great ideas!

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    What to do with a 10,000 sq ft warehouse?

    Quote Originally Posted by JasonM View Post
    Old skool 1988 style good old warehouse party venue. Iíll come.
    I watched it last night too! ACEEEEDDD!!!

    Professional vehicle storage I say, but then Iím a car guy.

    By chance does the property come with any land?
    Last edited by murkeywaters; 14th August 2019 at 00:06.

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    Gin make Gin lots off it. Oh by the way make Gin. Itís quick and easy and makes Money.


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    I don't know what made me think of this - but have you thought of using it to start a company selling a football pools prediction service, guaranteeing success?
    Not been done in that area before has it?

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    Quote Originally Posted by murkeywaters View Post
    I watched it last night too! ACEEEEDDD!!!

    Professional vehicle storage I say, but then Iím a car guy.

    By chance does the property come with any land?
    It has a 10 acre field with it.

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    My workshop is in a farm full of (at last count 37) small lettable workshop/enterprise units. It is a thriving little community, surprisingly self-regulating and low input requirement for the landlord, who is someone I have known for years.
    You'll need good leccy supplies and a washroom / kitchen type area. You insure the building, the tenants do everything else.
    One the other hand, my uncle has a few large old barn type units on his "farm" that are used for storage, the largest is always taken by people looking to store trade show stands when they are not in use.
    If it were mine, it would be my workshop.
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    Quote Originally Posted by subseastu View Post
    Kennels
    Rent space for storage (caravans, cars etc)
    Laser tag (is that still a thing?)
    Kart track
    Skate park
    Brothel (probably difficult to get past the wife)
    Keeps wife occupied?



    Sorry, kidding.

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    Watch box storage...

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    Build a 90,000 sq/ft warehouse inside?

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