Bidders 'inundate' agents as Keynsham fire station up for sale

Published on: 30 Mar 2017

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Bids to buy or rent Keynsham’s former fire station must be made by the end of April, after the site went on the market last month and agents say they were “inundated” with inquiries.

Property consultancy Alder King has invited best bids following a flurry of interest within days of the Temple Street site going on sale.

Emma Smith, associate at Alder King, said most potential new occupants intended to retain the existing buildings, with a wide range of uses in mind.

The site is being offered for sale, or possibly to let, by Avon Fire and Rescue after the station closed in November 2015 and firefighters based there moved to the new station at Hicks Gate.

Ms Smith said: “This is an interesting town centre site which has generated a lot of demand from a wide variety of end users, the majority of which are looking to re-use the existing fire station buildings.

“Within days of starting to market the property, we were inundated with inquiries.  As a result we’re inviting interested parties to submit their best bids by midday on Friday, April 28.

“Inviting best bids in a competitive market is often the fairest way to progress matters for both the vendor and purchaser, helping to conclude a sale with a purchaser who can demonstrate its ability to pay a fair price and proceed in a timely fashion.”

Bids in excess of £325,000 for the building and yard are invited. Alder King used the same approach to sell Brislington fire station last year, which was purchased by a local family-run business for an undisclosed sum after a £475,000 price was quoted by the agents.

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