Former police station on the market for £500,000

The former Whitley Bay police station in Laburnum Avenue.
The former Whitley Bay police station in Laburnum Avenue.

A former police station in the heart of a town centre has gone up for sale for £500,000.

The building, in Laburnum Avenue, Whitley Bay, was the home of Whitley Bay police officers until earlier this year when the team moved into a new base.

Whitley Bay Police Station.
 Picture by Jane Coltman

Whitley Bay Police Station. Picture by Jane Coltman

Now the two-storey building, and adjoining property, is on the market at a revised price of half-a-million pounds with Sanderson Weatherall for the freehold.

Sanderson Weatherall says the property can be developed for a variety of uses, including residential, subject to planning permission.

Internally, the property comprises open plan cellular accommodation, including the old custody suite and cells, while benefits from heating, lighting, carpeting, kitchen and WC facilities.

Any interested individuals or companies are being asked to submit their proposals no later than Friday, March 10.

The former Whitley Bay police station was one of 25 closed by Northumbria Police in a bid to save up to £46million.

The Whitley Bay Neighbourhood Police Team moved to its new base in Park View shopping centre last October, with the ground floor premises open 9am to 5pm, Monday to Friday.

At the opening of the new base, Chief Superintendent Sharon Stavers said: “This new neighbourhood office in Whitley Bay is proving to be popular with residents and visitors alike.

“It’s in a prime location which makes our officers much more accessible to local people.”

“It’s being well received and we’ve had positive feedback.”