Cornwall news Old County Hall is up for sale again for £3.5 million UK news
MetiNews.Com - There were plans to turn it into a boutique hotel and spa
Breaking News ! One of Truro’s most historic buildings – Old County Hall which was built in 1890 – is for sale again for £3.5 million. The building with 2.2 acres of land is on the market with Lewis Haughton Wills estate agents, which says the site has “many schemes which would be viable as a favoured pre-application from Cornwall Council”. These include approximately 100 to 150 one to two-bedroom apartments. The iconic Truro building was bought from Cornwall Council in 2012 by Nigel Carpenter, owner of St Michael's Hotel & Spa in Falmouth, for £1.2 million. Planning permission was granted in April 2013 to convert it into a 42-bedroom boutique hotel and spa at an estimated cost of £10 million, though Mr Carpenter placed the property on the market for £3 million in 2015. Old County Hall was later snapped up by newly-established developer Wolf Rock (Cornwall) Ltd, for an undisclosed fee.
. The Grade II listed building on Station Road was the headquarters of Cornwall Council from 1890 until 1966, when New County Hall opened on nearby Treyew Road. The sale is described by the estate agents as “a large development site for sale or a joint venture development located in central Cornwall offering 2.2 acres of land split into two parts – a large prominent building for conversion plus adjacent large area and similar floor area for a brand new build.
Old County Hall pictured today
“This site has many schemes which would be viable as a favoured pre-application from Cornwall Council. The most profitable and robust scheme is residential apartments ranging from one to two bedrooms approximately 100 to 150 apartments over the two builds. “This scheme will be most viable for the fantastic location and meet the needs of the local community. However the development could be used for many schemes either on a commercial basis or residential basis.” The area around Old County Hall has been developed into boutique departments, semi-detached and terraced properties, which have been available to buy since 2017.
Source = MetiNews.Com - Cornwall