Penrith police station on market for £425,000

Date: Friday 21st December 2018

PENRITH’S Hunter Lane police station and the nearby William Street car park are up for sale and could be turned into houses and flats.

The building will be vacant by late 2019 on completion of the new Eden Deployment Centre, next to Penrith community fire station.

The 14,316sq ft police station, dating back to 1859, is on the market for £425,000, and the car park, across the road, is listed at £300,000.

Agent Carigiet Cowen, which is handling the sale, says pre-application planning advice from Eden Council supports the principle of residential use for both sites, subject to an agreement on final design.

The council is prepared to consider either conversion or demolition and a new build at the police station, with development options including 13 apartments or six apartments, plus five new-build dwellings and 12 car parking spaces.

On the car park, the council is prepared to consider a new build together with replacement of the garage with a pair of contemporary apartments. Options include three houses and three apartments, plus a pair of duplex apartments and 11 car parking spaces.