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Disposal of a former fire station following the relocation of the fire service to a new station

Project summary

  • On behalf of the Hereford & Worcester Fire & Rescue Service, Fisher German were instructed to sell the former Worcester Fire Station
  • The imposing building fronts one of the City’s busiest roads and occupies a site close to the High Street and the Cathedral
  • The property extended to 26,920 sq ft and was built between 1939 and 1941. The building was not identified as a Heritage Asset but was located within the Conservation Area

Solution

  • The property was considered to be suitable for a number of potential uses including hotel, leisure, office, retail and residential
  • We undertook a marketing campaign creating a data room containing key information relevant to the building
  • Marketing was conducted and once potential purchasers had been identified, we were able to negotiate the best possible terms on behalf of our client

Benefits

  • A sale was agreed, on an unconditional basis, to Ashmill Developments
  • The buyer planned to convert the property into a mixed use development with retail on the ground floor and residential within the upper parts
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