Hot property as fire station hits the market

YORK Fire Station has hit the market and it is expected that the historic property will fetch a seven figure sum.

North Yorkshire Fire and Rescue Authority has appointed the Yorkshire office of GVA to market for sale the freehold interest in the property.

GVA said the property on Clifford Street within the city’s walls would be of particular interest to developers.

The station is being vacated as firefighters in the city move to a new £2.3m fire station in Kent Street, which is nearing completion.

Dai Powell, development associate at GVA in Leeds, said: “The former fire station property could be suitable for residential or commercial development, subject to planning permission.”

The property, which sits on a 0.35 acre site, consists of two main buildings: an appliance, equipment and accommodation/mess building, and a smaller detached building used predominantly for administrative functions.

Matthew Tootell, director at GVA, said that tenders were being invited and a number of open days were planned to be held.

Mr Tootell added: “This instruction is a great example of GVA’s cross-discipline property expertise and we are delighted to have been appointed.”