Flamborough coastguard station goes under the hammer with a chance to create a grand design

Coastguard station up for auction with a guide price of £25,000

The coastguard station at Flamborough has potential for conversion into a home.
The coastguard station at Flamborough has potential for conversion into a home.

There has been a huge wave of interest in the former coastguard station in Flamborough, which is up for auction with a guide price of £25,000. It is set to go under the hammer at Allsop’s London sale on Thursday, October 26.

The property was built in 1940 and was part of a row of coastguard cottages, before being upgraded into a state of the art station. It is set over three floors and comprises of offices and a top floor lookout point with extensive sea views and a balcony. it also comes with an outdoor W.C, store room and a garage.

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The building is being sold by the Maritime and Coastguard Agency and has potential to convert into a home or business. There could also be an opportunity to extend the building, which is Lot 124 in the sale. "We have had a lot of interest in this property because of its location and the low guide price. The would-be buyers are looking at residential and commercial uses," says Zoe Baxter of Allsop, who adds: "We expect the bidding to exceed £25,000."

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency is selling the building after making it redundant in a controversial move, which saw it transfer the Flamborough coastguard operation to nearby Bridlington. However, it plans to retain the mast and the telecommunications box, which is in the garage of the property.

A spokesman for the MCA said: "We are disposing of the building as it is no longer required for operational purposes.The Flamborough Coastguard Rescue Team is now housed in more suitable accommodation within the MCA site at Bridlington, together with the Coastguard Operations Centre. The MCA will retain its communication tower on the Flamborough site which is the reason for retaining access to a part of the divided garage."

For more details on the station visit www.allsop.co.uk