The property is made up of a rectangular-shaped plot of land with a building once used as a drying warehouse for rice production; it’s located in Borgolavezzaro, in the province of Novara. It has to be completely restored and it could be redeveloped into an industrial warehouse or into residences, as it’s in the town.
Built in the middle of the 20th century, the site was used as a rice drying warehouse; it has a traditional structure with a simple layout, a central building and two lateral structures used as porches. The building has a traditional structure with elevated masonry in solid bricks, and a wooden roof covered with tiles from Marseilles. It’s surrounded by a completely fenced in plot of land, with an independent entrance on Via Novara. The property’s been valued by articles 10-13 of Legislative Decree 42/2004, devoid of any existing cultural interest, so it can be freely redeveloped. The gross surface area is 158 m² (including the transformer and technical room), with porches of 252 m². The current PRG states that it’s placed in a “set-up residential area”, article 3.4.2. of the NTA, so it’s possible to redevelop it into residences, otherwise it can keep its commercial-industrial use
The property is on the northern outskirts of Borgolavezzaro (pop. 2.067), a mainly agrarian centre south of Novara, in the province of Novara (pop. 370.525), in the Piedmont region, facing Via Novara. The area adjacent to the site has little housing units and farmland owned by the National Rice Organisation. The town is 16 km from Novara, 55 km from Milan and 110 km from Turin. Following the SP-211, you can reach Lomellina and the province of Pavia. The “Novara Est” toll-booth on the A-4 motorway (Turin-Trieste) is 20 km away, while the “Vercelli Est” one on the A-26 motorway (“dei Trafori”, Genoa-Gravellona) is 25 km away.