Prime Resi - 07 January 2015
The Ministry of Justice has confirmed the sale of the prominent sites in Dorchester, Gloucester, Shepton Mallet and Kingston (Portsmouth) to City & Country.
A redevelopment consultation process will begin shortly.
Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country (below): “These prisons are an excellent collection of very interesting historic and listed buildings. At this stage City & Country has no fixed plans for the redevelopment of the sites because we always engage first with local people and key stakeholders to understand their aspirations, before drawing up firm proposals; as we recognise the importance of these buildings at the heart of their local community. We will start this process in the New Year, which will ultimately lead to future planning and listed building applications that breathe new life into these historic buildings and bring them back into a long term, viable and beneficial use for the benefit of current and future generations.”
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice: “We can confirm that City & Country has been selected as the proposed buyer of the former prisons at Dorchester, Gloucester, Kingston and Shepton Mallet. We have worked with a number of organisations, including the local authority and English Heritage, to ensure best value for the taxpayer from the sales.”
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