NHS Dumfries & Galloway places six assets up for sale

NHS Dumfries & GallowayNHS Dumfries & Galloway has put five surplus properties plus the site of the former Garrick Hospital in Stranraer up for sale.

Measuring approximately 0.61 ha (1.5 acres), the former Garrick Hospital site has had previous planning permission for the development of 23 residential units.

In Dumfries, Maryfield Lodge (75 sq m), Huntingdon House (311 sq m) and Cameron House (205 sq m) have all been placed on the market; each with potential for refurbishment/change of use. Maryfield Lodge was previously utilised as accommodation for NHS staff, whilst the latter two were previously used as offices/clinics.

Cromarty House in Stranraer has planning consent in place for change of use to residential. The two-storey Victorian townhouse with modern extension measures 401 sq m and is situated on the fringe of the town centre. The property has potential for sub-division.

At 19 Bank Street in Annan, a detached two-storey traditional town centre building (c. 224 sq m) with single storey extension (c. 91 sq m) to the rear is also being marketed. The rear extension is currently let to Dumfriesshire Citizens Advice Bureau. The accommodation would be suitable for a range of uses including residential, office, healthcare and residential, subject to receipt of statutory consents.

Ryden has been appointed to dispose of the sites.

Shahzad Shaffi, graduate surveyor in Ryden’s residential land & development team, said: “We have a strong history of advising and disposing of surplus properties for the NHS to generate asset value. We look forward to not only achieving a good sale price for these properties, but also identifying a suitable developer who will work with the interests of the local communities in mind.”

NHS Dumfries & Galloway is currently building a new £270 million acute district general hospital on the outskirts of Dumfries.

High Wood Health, a consortium of Laing O’Rourke, Aberdeen UK Infrastructure Partners (a fund managed by Aberdeen Asset Management), Ryder Architecture and Serco, concluded financial close with NHS Dumfries & Galloway for the new hospital back in March.

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