LOT 4 FORMER MACDUFF CLINIC, 100 DUFF STREET, MACDUFF, ABERDEENSHIRE, AB44 1PR

Former Health Centre – 460 sq.m Building on 0.08 Ha (0.2 Ac) Site

Withdrawn prior

LOCATION:

The property adjoins Duff Street, which climbs from the harbour and bisects the town. This section of Duff Street is mainly residential, with some retail and commercial properties on it. The property is adjoined to the rear by a former Squash Club, on one side by Macduff Bowling Club and on one side by residential properties. A shared surfaced lane runs along one side of the building, which provides access to the property and both the Squash and Bowling Clubs. On the opposite side of Duff Street are a pharmacy and Co-op store and a short distance away is a primary school. MacDuff has a population of 4,000 and lies on the Banffshire coast on the east side of the mouth of the River Deveron. It has a busy harbour which continues today as a fishing and boat building centre. It is located 1 mile from the similar sized town of Banff, on the opposite side of the Deveron and 45 miles to the north of Aberdeen. The two towns of MacDuff and Banff have excellent amenities between them and are popular summer tourist destinations, forming part of the Coastal Trail along the North-East coast and providing easy access to the area’s Whisky & Castle Trails. They have outstanding recreational facilities, including two high quality 18 hole golf courses, salmon & sea trout fishing, beach & coast walks, a sailing marina, aquarium and Duff House which is an outstation of the National Gallery of Scotland.

DESCRIPTION:

The site is largely rectangular in shape and was occupied as a Heath Centre until 2019. Its building occupies the majority of the site, which is single storey, except for a 2 storey wing at one end. The main parts of the building are understood to be built with concrete block walls that are harled and painted white externally and have pitched tiled roofs. Along the length of one side of the building (overlooking the bowling green) an extension has been added, with timber clad walls and a flat felt roof. There are several further small extensions off the main building, two of concrete block wall and flat felt roof construction, one with timber wall cladding and a pitched tiled roof. The windows are all double glazed, a mix of plastic and timber framed and those at ground floor level have been boarded up to prevent vandalism. The floors are suspended timber and most of the interior is plasterboard lined. The exterior remains in generally satisfactory repair and the interior decoration is in generally fair condition. The accommodation is purpose built for its former use as a Clinic and includes 12 ground floor and 3 first floor main rooms, plus common areas and toilets. Some of the rooms have fitted units, associated with its former health centre use, which will remain. There are tarred parking areas at one end and along part of one side of the building. The property also includes a separate tarred car parking area for 5 cars on the opposite side of the access lane.

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APPROX. INTERNAL FLOOR AREA OF BUILDING:

460 sq.m ( 4,950 sq.ft)

APPROX. TOTAL SITE AREA:

820 sq.m (0.20 Acres)

SERVICES:

Mains water, electricity, gas central heating and drainage. No guarantee can be given on the working order of the plumbing, drainage, electric and heating installations.

LOCAL PLANNING AUTHORITY:

Aberdeenshire Council (Banff and Buchan Area) – Planning & Building Standards, Banff office. Tel – 01467 534333. Email – planning@aberdeenshire.gov.uk

RATEABLE VALUE:

£14,250

EPC:

Band E

TENURE:

Owner Vacant Possession.

VIEWING:

By arrangement with the Auctioneers SVA Property Auctions Ltd. Tel 0131 624 6640.

SELLER’S SOLICITORS:

Further information regarding Title Deeds, Articles of Roup and any Special Conditions of Sale will be available, strictly by request, from the Seller’s Solicitors: Central Legal Office, NHS National Services Scotland. Jennifer Harding. Tel: 0131 275 7997. Email: Jennifer.Harding@nhs.scot

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