Interest considered for the retention and refurbishment of the existing premises only.
The site extends to approximately 4.4 acres and is currently in leisure use, which includes five and seven aside football pitches and tenpin bowling alleys known as the World of Football and the World of Bowling. These buildings, highlighted in our red line plan are the only ones to be considered as part of this marketing process. The former Livestock Sheds on site are Category B-listed by Historic Environment Scotland (‘HES’) (HES reference LB30283) The former Cattle Sheds on the eastern edge of the site are considered to be within the curtilage of the listing. The site is in close proximity to other Category B and C-listed buildings, including the Corn Exchange at 11 Market Road.
Viewings can be arranged via the sole marketing agents.
Edinburgh is the capital city of Scotland and is widely recognised as one of the most prosperous regions of the UK, with the strongest economy in the UK outside of London. The population of the city is estimated at 513,000, increasing to c.1,360,000 within the city 'region area'. Specifically, the property is situated on New Mart Road, in the Chesser area approximately 3.5 miles to the west of Edinburgh city centre.
Any interest from marketing should only be from parties interested in retaining the existing use / refurbishment of the existing buildings on site. Expressions of interest are invited from parties seeking to retain/refurbish the former Livestock Sheds and Cattle Sheds in their present, or in an appropriate alternative, use. In this respect, expressions of interest from groups or individuals with a track record in restoration, such as Building Preservation Trusts, will be particularly welcome. Potential interests must demonstrate a financially viable and sustainable proposal for the site as a whole, as shown in the red line image. Parties must demonstrate a financially viable business case taking into account the current condition and costs of repair. Offers will not be accepted which are subject to planning and/or listed building consent. The vendor will not consider any interest from parties seeking to redevelop the site through the demolition of the buildings within the curtilage of the listing, in whole or part. Under Managing Change in the Historic Environment: Demolition, when demolition of a listed building is proposed on the grounds that the repair of the building is not economically viable, Marketing is necessary to demonstrate that every effort has been made to secure a buyer who would retain the building.
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