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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in May 2018
Lot 23


Substantial 2.84 Ha (7.0 Acre) Development Site within Easy Reach of Stirling


The property is set within an attractive countryside location in Stirlingshire approximately 3.5 miles southwest of Stirling town centre and just north of North Third Reservoir. Stirling occupies a strategic position at the head of the M9 and offers excellent shopping, schooling and community facilities. The property is well placed for access to major motorways, as the area is served by the M9 and M876 motorways along with the A9 which gives access to Perth and the north. A mainline railway station in Stirling provides rail links to Edinburgh, Glasgow, Perth and beyond while a bus station is located in the town centre. The surrounding countryside provides for a good range of outdoor pursuits including golfing, walking and fishing.


Travelling into Stirling from the south, leave the M9 at junction 9 onto the A872 towards the town centre. After approximately 1.5 miles turn left at the roundabout passing the petrol filling station and then turn left at the traffic lights immediately prior to Lidl supermarket. After approximately 0.7 miles turn left at the sign for Cambusbarron and pass over the M9, at the “T” junction, turn left onto Polmaise Road. Follow this road bearing right at a bungalow called “Sevenairs Gilvear”, bear left at the Cemex sign and then right at the small bridge and parking area. Continue on this road for another mile and turn left immediately prior to a stone pillar. There is an access gate here. Pass a detached house on the right and the property for sale is directly ahead and on either side of the access road. Grid Ref: NS 75736 89974.



Set in attractive countryside with spectacular views to the north and east, this is an irregular shaped area of ground extending to approximately 2.84 ha (7 ac) containing a redundant treatment works. The site comprises the main WTW building, associated tanks, ancillary buildings and structures together with a substantial area of undulating open ground comprising scrub, semimature and mature deciduous woodland. The site has been out of use since 2000 and the buildings have fallen into disrepair suffering some vandalism over the intervening years.

Pumphouse Building – this is a B listed building of interest architecturally and sitting in a prominent position it benefits from sweeping views over the north and east. It was constructed in 1931 by Grangemouth Town Council and designed by Paterson Candy International in striking Italianate style. It is arranged over various levels and includes a pyramidally roofed tower on its north eastern side. The main areas of the building include the lower gallery and filters 53.7 sq.m (578 sq.ft) and upper gallery with four open tanks 195 sq.m (2107 sq.ft). In addition there is an entrance hall with toilet and power room off, lime room 33 sq.m (361 sq.ft), control room 17.3 sq.m (186 sq.ft) and blower room 58 sq.m (625 sq.ft). From the control room there is a metal stair providing access to the tower which houses a large tank. At lower ground level there are a number of small rooms. The overall footprint of the main building is 350 sq.m (3,760 sq.ft).

Clear Water Tank and Chlorine House – lying just to the south of the main building the clear water tank comprises a large, B listed, open tank structure of brick and concrete construction. The chlorine house comprises a small structure of rendered brick construction under a flat roof.

Sludge Processing Building and Associated Tanks – near the entrance to the site and adjacent to the roadway on the left there is a single storey building of rendered brick construction under a flat roof with double leaf metal doors extending to 92 sq.m (898 sq.ft). To the side of this building are two former sludge tanks and a sludge settling lagoon. Just to the south of these are the wash water recovery tanks. The site is mainly bounded by a mix of post and wire fencing and the settling lagoon and wash water tanks are fenced with metal mesh and barb wire fencing. Please note that the valve/meter house and adjacent ground located towards the southern edge of the site, adjacent to the track and clear water tank are excluded from the subjects of sale as is the majority of the access track leading to the said valve house and to North Third Reservoir which is located to the south of the subjects of sale. It is recommended that interested parties refer to the title pack available from the seller’s solicitors for full information relating to boundaries, access rights and any associated maintenance obligations.


Main Building – A planning application for conversion of the main water pump house into an impressive single dwelling has been approved. The proposed conversion will retain all the existing external features of the building and the development will preserve the character of the Listed Building and it’s setting. Full planning permission and listed building consent granted 7/12/17. Ref: 16/00285 FUL and 16/00286/LBC.

Clear Water Tank – In addition, planning has been approved for a 2 storey, 4 bed dwelling to be erected in the clear water tank. Again this has been designed to preserve the character of the structure and fit in sympathetically with the surroundings.

Full planning permission and listed building consent granted 20/7/17. Ref: 16/00333/FUL and 16/00334/LBC. For full information on the applications and decisions interested parties should consult the Stirling Council planning portal and make their own enquiries to Planning Dept, Stirling Council, Teith House, Kerse Road, Stirling FK7 7QA.
Telephone: 01786 233660

Site Area

2.84 Ha (7 Acre) approx.


Owner Vacant Possession.


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Elevations for the conversion of the Tank Building to form a Modern Contemporary House

Elevations for the conversion of the Water Treatment Works Building

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