Former police station in Papworth goes under the hammer
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A former police station in Papworth Everard fetched raised almost £270,000 at auction.
The land that the former station sits on, in Ermine Street South, has planning permission for two houses and was sold to a developer.
It was sold for £268,000 - £18,000 more than its guide price.
The site was previously used by Cambridgeshire Constabulary as a police service facility. It currently features two single-storey brick buildings and a single garage.
South Cambridgeshire District Council has already granted outline planning permission to demolish all buildings and replace them with two detached residential properties, each with gardens and parking.
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Ian Kitson, from Cambridgeshire-based auctioneers Cheffins, which conducted the sale, said the interest in the site continued to demonstrate the ongoing strength of the local property market.
He said: “It underlines the scarcity of such opportunities and confirms the premiums that developers are currently willing to pay to secure such schemes.
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“Sites similar to this – in a well-regarded village outside Cambridge with potential for new homes – will continue to attract those who want a high quality development opportunity.
“This site in particular generated some fierce bidding and there were plenty of pre-sale enquiries. It was eventually sold to a local developer who is well known for high spec housing schemes.”