Wilmslow Police Station has been put on the market for an undisclosed sum.
Acting on behalf of the Police and Crime Commissioner for Cheshire, Legat Owen has been instructed to market the former Wilmslow Police Station site as a prime development opportunity.
Located adjacent to the junction of Beech Lane and Hawthorn Road the 1.38-acre site comprises the 5,824 sq ft police station, a car parking and a yard area.
The redevelopment of the fire station, and neighbouring Fire and Ambulance Stations, is highlighted in the Wilmslow Neighbourhood Plan as a 'key opportunity site' and an important gateway to the town. The plan supports high quality residential development should these sites come forward for
Speaking about the development, Will Rees, director at Legat Owen, commented: "This is an extremely rare opportunity to acquire a prime site in one of the most sought-after locations in not only Cheshire but also the wider North West region. The town is well connected to the main regional motorway network and is on the main west line from Manchester to London. The site itself is perfectly positioned; close to local schools, retail and leisure facilities, including Hoopers and The Rex Cinema, as well as areas such Little Lindow Green and areas such as the Edge just minutes away – Wilmslow
really does have everything.
"With the current property under used, our client's preference would be to dispose of the majority of the site and retain an area for a smaller new-build police station and a feasibility study has been undertaken to demonstrate how this could be accommodated.
Rees concluded: "The housing market in this area experiencing high demand and competition for this site is likely to be fierce. The site lends is able to accommodate a range of uses including residential, apartment, care home or retirement and we would welcome interested parties to come forward as
soon as possible and submit written offers invited by informal tender by 5.00pm on 18th March 2022.".
Following a public consultation plans to redevelop the station - to create a new, fit for purpose zero carbon station at the site with a view to become fully operational in around Summer 2023 - were approved in November 2021.
Cheshire Constabulary said that the new station will not only help save tens of thousands of pounds in both utilities and maintenance costs but will also allow them to sell the remainder of the unused land and reinvest any money back into local policing to help make Cheshire a safer place to work and visit.
Offers are being invited by informal tender by March 18th 2022.