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Historic Minehead hospital up for regeneration

NHS Property Services is to sell a Grade II-listed hospital in Somerset with options for residential, retail, leisure or mixed-use regeneration schemes.

Jones Lang LaSalle has been appointed to market the building on behalf of NHS Property Services, which it said is “surplus to NHS requirements”.

The site is around 28,000 sq ft and is located in the town centre of Minehead, Somerset.

Jones Lang LaSalle senior surveyor John Read said options for the building include residential, retail, health or leisure schemes.

Mr Read added: “We envisage that the building could go into a mixed use with an active ground floor restaurant, retail or community facility making use of the hall with residential above and to the rear.

“We expect a developer would seek to retain the historic significance of the assets and use them as a guide to inform the design concept and alterations to the existing buildings.”

Jones Lang LaSalle has been involved in the disposal of a number of historic buildings across the UK as public bodies review and consolidate their property holdings.

In May, the firm sold former remand prison Latchmere House in Richmond to Berekeley Homes Urban Renaissance on behalf of the Ministry of Justice for a residential development.

It is also handling the sale of Brompton Road tube station on behalf of the Ministry of Defence.

The building was originally built as a town hall in the late-1800s and used as a hospital from 1913. In the 1930s the building was extended to the rear with the construction of a nurse’s home and a police station.

Mr Read said developers that “specialise in conversion and have a special interest in seeing the buildings sympathetically restored or converted” would be interested in the site.

An NHS Property Services representative said: “We recognise the importance of this historic site to the town and we are pleased to have progressed it to the point of marketing, so that it can once again serve a useful purpose and the proceeds be reinvested in the NHS.”

The site is being offered by informal tender and detailed site information and planning statements are available from Jones Lang LaSalle’s Exeter office.

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