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Lot 16

4-8 ABBOT STREET, DUNFERMLINE, KY12 7NW

Town Centre Office with Development/Conversion Potential, Subject to Obtaining Planning Consent – In Total 5,185 sq. ft.

Location

Dunfermline has a resident population of just over 50,000 and is the largest settlement in the Kingdom of Fife. It has a reported catchment area of 150,000 and numbers are swollen by tourists in the summer months. Dunfermline was once the capital of Scotland and historic records date back to the 11th century. Dunfermline Abbey is the burial place for many Kings and Queens including Robert the Bruce. The town is now better known for its service industry, with firms like Nationwide, Sky and Amazon employing large numbers in the area.

Located 4 miles north of the shores of the Firth of Forth and the new Queensferry Crossing, Dunfermline is well connected to a network of roads (M90) and rail to Edinburgh (20 miles away) Stirling (28) and Perth (30).

The premises are on the north side of Abbot Street, which is within the historic centre of Dunfermline, a short walk to the Abbey, Pittencrieff Park and the High Street, as well as the bus and railway stations. The locality is of mixed residential and commercial uses and neighbouring occupiers include the Carnegie Library and Gallery and the heritage centre, Abbot House.

Description

This is a large and impressive, three storey, sandstone building which has a Category B listing, reflecting the considerable architectural merit of the structure, which includes ornate arches, turrets and fenestration around the windows. Internally the offices are less ornate but still incorporate a number of attractive features including fireplaces, wood panelled walls, high ceilings and wellproportioned principal rooms.

This former Council office is now in need of complete refurbishment and although there is evidence of a continuing programme of roof repairs, there are also signs of water ingress and rot.

Assess is through an impressive arched entrance on Abbot Street, which leads into a marble floored hall with ornate staircase, leading to the upper floors. There are large principal rooms at either end of a corridor, on each of the three floors, and support offices, wc’s and tea prep / kitchens off that corridor.

Possible development opportunities include a refurbishment of the offices, the creation of a boutique hotel or conversion to apartments, all subject to the necessary consents.

Accommodation

Approximate Net Internal Areas:

Location sq m sq ft
Ground floor offices 70 sq m 753 sq ft
First Floor 111sq m 1,195 sq ft
Second Floor 73 sq m 785 sq ft
Approx. Gross Internal Area,
including corridor, tea prep and wc
483 sq m 5,185 sq ft

Planning

Interested parties should make their own enquires to Fife Council’s Development Management Team at Kingdom House,
Kingdom Avenue,
Glenrothes. KY7 5LY

Or by telephone on 03451 55 11 22

Rateable Value

£40,500 although currently rates payable are nil on a vacant Listed Building.

EPC

Available on request.

Tenure

Owner Vacant Possession.

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