Rampisham Down at Maiden Newton, West Dorset, was the location of one of the main transmission stations for the BBC World Service in Europe until it was decommissioned in 2011.
Now the landmark site which has over 66,000 sq ft of floor space and extends to more than 187 acres (75.80 ha) is on the market at a guide price of £2.5M.
It has the potential to provide a unique retreat facility or conference centre, while the extensive grounds could be a great base for a recreational-focused business.
There are approximately 10 acres of commercial land, which have potential to be re-developed. In recent times they have been used for open storage. The extensive outbuildings had previously been used for workshop and storage purposes.
In addition the site generates £25,375 per annum from existing telecoms leases.
Depending upon the future of electrical power and connectivity needs at the site, substantial levels of power can be made available through a direct connection into a substantial adjacent solar park. In addition the site benefits from a 100Mb synchronous fibre connection, with a secondary link in the process of being installed to provide additional data security.
All bar one of the redundant transmission masts have been removed and the ground returned to its former use as grazing land.
Natural England has recently confirmed that the bulk of the land (177 acres) is now suitable for cattle and sheep grazing and this could provide a further income stream.
The A356 runs along the site’s northern boundary allowing quick access to the local towns of Crewkerne, Dorchester and Yeovil as well as to major link roads to the North and South
For more information and to arrange a viewing please contact Robert Clark MRICS, Commercial Partner, at Greenslade Taylor Hunt’s Yeovil office on 01935 423474.