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Previous Auction Lot

From Auction held in September 2019
Lot 5


Grade B Listed Prominent Town Centre Building - 439.38sq.m. (4,729 sq.ft)


Thurso is Scotland’s most northerly town and is situated on the north coast of Caithness. It is approx. 109 miles north of Inverness and provides a good range of local services as well as providing a gateway to the Orkney Islands with a car ferry route from Scrabster (1.5miles to the north west). It is also one of the larger settlements on the North Coast 500 Route. The property occupies a prominent corner position on the main route through the town centre, where Traill Street meets Cowie Lane. Occupiers in the vicinity include TSB Bank, Ladbrokes and M&Co. It is close to the pedestrianised High Street.


Built in 1866 the property is a Grade B Listed building of stone and slate construction arranged over Ground, First and Attic foors. It has attractive curved corners and a parapet detail at attic level with dormer windows behind. On the rear elevation there is a modern lean to addition under a fat roof and an external stair to frst foor kitchen area. There are high ceilings, picture rails, timber panels and some stained glass windows. The windows are predominantly timber sash and casement with single glazing, heating is by a gas fred central heating system at ground foor and wall mounted electric radiators at frst and attic levels. The ground foor has most recently been occupied as a bank premises and the frst and attic foors have been in offce use. Whilst it is in good condition and could readily be occupied again for the existing use, the building would lend itself to some redevelopment to at least partial residential use subject to obtaining all the necessary consents. Floor plans for both the existing layout and for a possible redevelopment are available on request.


Location sq.m. sq.ft.
Ground Floor 187.95 sq.m. 2023 sq.ft.
First Floor 148.30 sq.m. 1596 sq.ft.
Attic Floor 103.13 sq.m. 1110 sq.ft.
Total 439.38 sq.m. 4729 sq.ft. (approx)


Interested parties should make their enquiries with Highland Council Planning Department on 01349 886608.

Rateable Value

Ground Floor Bank Premises £17,250
Offce on Ground & First Floors £3,500
Offces on First & Attic Floors £9,500
Total £30,250


Upon request


Owner Vacant Possession.


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