244 High Street, Laurencekirk, Kincardineshire, AB30 1BP

Guide Price* : £25,000

Upon Instructions of

  • Former Drill Hall
  • Vacant Possession
  • 6,370 sq ft (591.8 sq m)
  • Heritable Interest (Freehold)
  • Development Potential (Subject to Planning)
  • Guide Price of £25,000 reflects a low £4 per sq ft


The property comprises a former Army Cadet Drill Hall and ancillary accomodation, arranged across ground and first floors.

Accessed from both the High Street, and via a lane to the rear, the property comprises a former townhouse that has been converted and extended for its previous use. At the front, the property provides former meeting rooms and offices across ground and first floors totaling 1,404 sq ft (130.39 sq m). The first floor is currently inaccessible due to the removal of the staircase, this is due to the deterioration of the property. This front element is therefore effectively in shell condition with stone elevations and original sash windows.

The rear of the property comprises a ground floor extension totaling 4,966 sq ft (461.38 sq m). This includes a kitchen, former drill hall, an armoury and a full 25m indoor firing range.

The property is generally in poor condition and in need of repair. However it lends itself towards conversion to a variety of uses (subject to obtaining the necessary consents).


The property is located in Laurencekirk, a town situated on the A90 arterial route between Dundee and Aberdeen. The town has the nickname "the long town" since the majority of the town is arranged in a line down the High Street.

The property is situated on the High Street towards the south of the town, with the principal surrounding use being residential with some local amenities including shops and pubs.


Heritable Interest


The property is not elected for VAT


* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

Administration Fee The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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The successful purchaser will be required to pay the auctioneers administration fee of £1,200 inclusive of VAT on purchases of £20,000 and above and £360 inclusive of VAT for purchases below £20,000. Other additional costs/fees may apply - Click here.

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