£125,000 Budleigh fire station set to go under the hammer

PUBLISHED: 10:54 28 July 2020 | UPDATED: 11:38 30 July 2020

Budleigh Saltertonm's former fire station. Picture: Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

Budleigh Saltertonm's former fire station. Picture: Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service

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Budleigh Salterton’s former fire station is set to go under the hammer in September.

Following its Safer Together Consultation, the station was permanently closed in April by Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service with Budleigh being serviced by fire engines in Exmouth and Sidmouth.

The building, in Station Road, is set to be sold at online auction on Thursday, September 10. It has been given a guide price of £125,000.

The station is being marketed by Countrywide Auctions which says the building offers ‘a variety of uses/potential conversion’ and is an ‘interesting, sizable and versatile’ two-storey property.

A Countrywide Auctions spokesman said: “This well-maintained building would lend itself to a variety of uses such as commercial/community use as is, or other subject to any requisite consents.”

A spokesman for Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Service said :” As part of Devon and Somerset Fire and Rescue Services new Safer Together operating model Budleigh Salterton Fire Station was closed at the beginning of April.

“Firefighters from Budleigh have now transferred to Exmouth and have significantly added to the availability of fire engines in the area. The Fire Service is designed to fully meet the risks in the community, with more resources located where the risk is greatest.

“This ensures that we provide the best value for money, making the most of our assets, and can invest in improvements and plan a sustainable future.”

The former fire station is one of three buildings being auctioned on September 10.

The auction can be viewed by going to the Countrywide Auctions website.


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