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Landmark Site with Residential Potential

December 2022

An iconic building in the centre of Minehead is on the market with development land and planning experts Greenslade Taylor Hunt.

The old hospital building occupies a central location in the middle of the town bordered by delightful Blenheim Gardens and the busy Avenue shopping street.

“It’s a fabulous building. It has so much potential,” explained custodian Bill Howard, who believes the time is now right for a new vision to transform the site.

It is a unique piece of West Somerset’s heritage. The building was initially built as a public hall and assembly room, becoming a hospital in the First World War. It is believed to date back to the 1800s and has many “neo gothic” features including pointed arches, high ceilings and ribbed vaults. 

The site extends to approximately 0.65 acres (0.26-hectares) and has potential to create a special residential development site, subject to the necessary planning consents.

Around 500,000 people visit West Somerset each year and it is home to around 20,000 residents.

The property benefits from planning permission for change of use from community hospital to community hub, assembly room, café, four apartments, associated parking and public open space. It currently operates as a community hub and there are a number of groups who use the facility.

Graham Ford, Partner at Greenslade Taylor Hunt, said: “Having recently sold a large redevelopment property in Minehead town centre and several others in West Somerset, we were delighted to be given the opportunity of marketing The Old Hospital.”

The Grade II listed building is on the market at a guide price of £800,000. Offers must be submitted by Friday, February 17, 2023.

For more information please contact Graham Ford or George Williams on 01823 334466.

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