Find of the Day: Skip Barber Campus at Lime Rock Park
by, 09-20-2010 at 03:14 PM (5024 Views)
We usually reserve Find of the Day listings to cars but it's not every day you get an email entitled 'From Skip Barber (the person)' from Lime Rock Park. It seems Mr. Barber is moving his business campus from Lime Rock to Road Atlanta and his current facilities comprising of three buildings are up for sale. Now, if we just had an extra $2.9M around the office....
Here's a copy of the email.
Real Estate ListingDear Lime Rock Park Fan,
Hi, this is Skip Barber. I've sent this e-mail because I have a terrific commercial property in the center of Lakeville, Conn., that I’m looking to rent, sell and/or sub-divide, and it occurred to me... Who better to get the word out to than Lime Rock Park fans?
The Skip Barber Racing School occupies the property, but it has recently taken advantage of some obvious efficiencies and moved the shop and personnel that build the race cars to its Road Atlanta facility. That means a smaller management workforce in Lakeville, and thus the school doesn’t need all the current space.
The campus in Lakeville is actually three properties – 18, 23 and 29 Brook Street – and they’re available individually or in any combination.
29 Brook Street (Lakeville, Conn. 06039, 14,547 sq. ft., multi-configurable office and factory space)
The brick complex at 29 Brook Street is nearly 15,000 square-feet of extremely attractive, multi-configurable office space. Much of it is open floor plan, allowing for a wide variety of uses. In fact, when I acquired it, the building was a jewelry and accessories factory and depot.
Of the 14,547 square footage, 2,100 of it is an Executive Wing off the lobby, while 2,040 sq. ft. comprises a loft that has both office space and a fully equipped kitchen and dining area.
Built in 1981, 29 Brook Street has a standing-seam metal roof, central heat and air conditioning, and a post-and-beam interior. The grounds are beautiful – trees, pond, stream, landscaping – and makes for a wonderful atmosphere.
There is a vast amount of secure interior storage area; there is easy truck-delivery overhead door access; there is an attached two-bay garage; and there are two landscaped courtyards within the building’s footprint. It also has private conference rooms, and one set of [the multiple] bathrooms includes showers.
The interior of the building can be easily sub-divided to accommodate sub-leasing and/or additional privacy needs.
18 Brook Street (Lakeville, Conn. 06039, 14,868 sq. ft., workshop and office)
A 30-second walk from the main brick “headquarters” is 18 Brook Street, a deluxe shop masterfully converted in 1995 from an indoor sports complex. Upstairs are enclosed offices, conference rooms, kitchenette and additional storage. The building – a steel structure with metal exterior, insulated and heated -- comprises a total of 14,768 sq. ft. (11,868 shop floor + 2,900 loft/offices).
Having been the race-car factory for the Skip Barber Racing School, 18 Brook Street is perfect as a race shop and/or restoration shop, and is ideal for vehicle storage, too. But any industrial-type use would be a good fit.
23 Brook Street (Lakeville, Conn. 06039, 4,120 sq. ft., shop w/office. avail. 4-bay shed/warehouse)
The third complex is 23 Brook Street. This property would also be a very nice set-up for a race team, mod shop, repair garage and the like. In fact, this property was originally built as an auto restoration shop. In the mid-80s, Harney & Sons Tea Blenders took it over, utilizing it as its tea-production facility and office (Harney since moved to a larger facility in nearby Millerton, N.Y.).
This property is 3,200 square feet of shop space – heated, three garage bays – with nice office space (920 sq. ft.) and even a small living quarters upstairs. Nearby is another four-bay garage/warehouse building.
The campus is less than 100 miles from New York City and about 80 miles to Greenwich, Conn.; 50 miles to Hartford as well as Bradley International Airport; 38 miles to Poughkeepsie, N.Y.; and 53 miles to Danbury, Conn.