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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in February 2019
Lot 18


Redundant Pumping Station, Development Potential – 0.18 Ha (0.45 Acre)


Located in East Dumbartonshire in the west of Scotland, the site lies within a small complex of buildings adjoining Buchley Farm some 2 miles to the north west of Bishopbriggs and some 5 miles north east of Glasgow City centre. Bishopbriggs lies on the northern fringe of Glasgow and has a good range of amenities, primary and secondary schooling and leisure facilities. The surrounding countryside provides for cycling, walking and golfing. The site lies near to part of the Antonine Wall which provides for local historic interest. This was constructed by the Romans around 142 AD and stretches some 37 miles across the country to mark the extent of their military advance northwards from the existing frontier of Hadrian’s Wall.


From A879 Balmore Road leading out of Glasgow, cross over the River Kelvin and then turn first left onto Balmuildy Road. After half a mile, and just prior to right hand bend in the road turn left onto the farm road to Buchley Farm. Follow this road through the farm steading and the property can be seen on the right hand side. Grid Ref: NS5921672254


The property is in a rural location and accessed through a farm steading from the public road. Occupying the north west corner of the main site, this is a now redundant pumping station which was constructed in 1950. The building is roughly Z shaped and is of brick and roughcast construction with a steeply pitched slate roof over the main part of the building and a flat roof to the side. It extends to approx. 500 sq.m and sits within a mainly rectangular parcel of land extending to approx. 0.18 ha (0.45 ac). There is a redundant circular tank lying just to the north of the building included within the area to be sold. Internally, there is a large machinery hall which has glazed roof lights and access doors at either end, various smaller rooms which were used as offices, storage etc. and another large room under the flat roof to the rear. There is also a basement level.

The building sits within a small complex of cottages, which were originally used in connection with the works, most of which are now privately owned. Scottish Water will be retaining some ground within the area due to the presence of live infrastructure. Prospective purchasers are advised to check the title pack for further information particularly regarding access and utilities - this can be obtained from the seller’s solicitors. The site is surrounded by farmland and benefits from good views to the north towards the Campsie Fells. This is an interesting site which may provide opportunity for residential or storage use, subject to gaining any necessary planning consents.

Site Area

0.18 Ha (0.45 Acre) approx.


Alternative uses may be possible and interested parties should make their own enquiries to East Dumbartonshire Council, Planning and Building Standards
Tel: 0300 1234510


Owner Vacant Possession.


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