Kingsgate College sells for just under £3 million

Kingsgate College

Kingsgate College in Broadstairs has sold for just under £3 million.

The property, which is set in three acres of ground, was due to go under the hammer with Connect UK Auctions but was snapped up prior to the auction.

The former Chaucer College language school had a mission to “promote international cooperation and friendship through the study of the English language.”  But it was decided the location was impractical and inconvenient for its students and the preference was to use the sister college in Canterbury.

After failed attempts from a private treaty agent to sell the vast freehold in which the stunning building sat, Connect UK Auctions were instructed to sell.

The property had a guide price of up to £4 million but sale was agreed for a sum just over £2.8million.

Connect UK Auctions is an auction house that covers the south of England but specialise in the South East and have auction partners based around Kent.

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  1. Another excellent opportunity to demolish a substantial serviceable building (after the inexplicable fire), uproot dozens of well established and healthy trees, build a couple of hundred flats and houses and make a healthy profit.

    Or am I just a cynic ?

  2. We are all aware of you scratch my back etc,the building will be left open to vandalism, then a very unfortunate fire, unsafe structure, surprise !!! Demolish.

  3. The property has already been scaffolded. There has been people on site for a number of weeks. Would make nice flats. Plenty of parking space. I hope the keep the green space

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