Popular hall to be used for services required by Sidmouth residents

PUBLISHED: 09:39 07 October 2016

Logo on the St John Ambulance Hall in Sidmouth. Ref shs 1998-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

Logo on the St John Ambulance Hall in Sidmouth. Ref shs 1998-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

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Sidmouth’s St John Ambulance Hall could be used for healthcare, an indoor market or as a leisure facility, according to its new owners.

St John Ambulance Hall in Sidmouth. Ref shs 1995-03-16SH. Photo Simon HornSt John Ambulance Hall in Sidmouth. Ref shs 1995-03-16SH. Photo Simon Horn

The town centre property was put up for sale after 55 years of use by its charity owner and a wide range of other community groups.

Chartered surveyor Richard Heard said the new owners, who wish to remain nameless, are ‘seeking to let the property to a tenant or tenants who will provide facilities and services required by the residents of the town’.

He added: “Possible users may be in the healthcare sector, given its proximity to the health centre, or retail businesses dealing in bulky products, given the building’s size.

“The property may also suit an organisation with a large number of members, similar to St John Ambulance, or for use as an indoor market or a leisure facility.”

The 6,600-sq ft plot features a large hall, offices and two garages. There is parking for eight to 10 vehicles.

The property was listed for sale with agent Alder King as having potential for redevelopment.

Philip Walker, the fleet and facilities manager for St John Ambulance South West, told the Herald in January the hall was being sold as there is not currently a unit of adult first aiders in Sidmouth.

He said the proceeds would be reinvested in the charity’s first aid efforts.

Anyone interested in using the property should contact Mr Heard on 01395 579555 or rah@heardsidmouth.co.uk.


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