Former Thanet Fire Station site to be auctioned

Site of the former Thanet Fire Station

The former fire station site at Westwood is to go under the hammer at auction.

The plot covers 1.69 acres (0.68 hectares) and is at 477 Margate Road. Auctioneers say now the buildings have been cleared it is possible that the site could be developed as long as all necessary consents are obtainable.

The lot is among 162 listed for sale by Clive Emson, the land and property auctioneers, ahead of its next sale.

It will be offered with a guide price of £800,000-£810,000.

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Auctioneer John Stockey said: “This substantial site also includes a telecommunications mast.

“With its favourable situation and potential we anticipate a lot of interest from builders and developers.”

It is understood that a Kent County Council Highways proposal exists for the possibility of a new relief road to run through the site which will necessitate the need for an area of land to be purchased by the Highways Authority. The proposal has not been formerly adopted as a definite scheme to be completed.

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Following demolition of the former buildings there remains on site an underground 4,532 litre diesel fuel tank which has been decommissioned and filled with foam.

The Thanet Fire Station began its closure process in 2011 when crew members relocating to Margate and Ramsgate.

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Clive Emson Auctioneers holds auctions eight times a year. It offers specialist advice for auction purposes in Essex, London, Kent, Sussex, Hampshire, and the West Country.

The latest sale will be held on Wednesday 21 September.