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News - 01/01/0001

Historic police HQ goes up for sale in Leek Wootton

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We have been instructed to market a 61-acre estate including the former headquarters of Warwickshire Police.

The historic Grade II listed Woodcote House and the surrounding estate can be sold as a whole or divided into seven lots.

Site suitable for range of developments

Jon Hinton, Senior Surveyor in our Agency team, said the Leek Wootton site has outline C2 planning consent for a care village and is suitable for a range of potential developments including residential, education, hotel or offices.

He added: “We are expecting there to be significant interest from investors and developers in this site which provides a whole host of excellent commercial or residential redevelopment opportunities.”

Estate holds significant historic value

The Leek Wootton estate – which was mentioned in the Domesday Book – totals around 61 acres of attractive grounds including 21 acres of woodland, tennis courts and a variety of buildings, next to the Warwickshire Golf and Country Club.

The main house – Grade II listed Woodcote House – was built in 1861 as a family country home. It was used as a convalescent home for injured US servicemen in World War Two, before being purchased by Warwickshire County Council in 1947. It became Warwickshire Police’s headquarters two years later. A police communications centre on the site will continue to operate.

Force plans to reduce spending by £22.9 million

The site at Leek Wootton is being sold as part of the force’s plan to reduce spending by £22.9 million by March 2015 without impacting on the level of service provided to the public.

The additional sites that were earmarked for disposal under the force’s estate rationalisation initiative include the 1.37 acre Coleshill Police station site on the A446, together with police stations at Alcester, Henley-in-Arden, Warwick and Wellesbourne.


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