Propertyweek.com - 05 February 2015
The prisons are in Dorchester, Gloucester, Shepton Mallet
and Kingston in Portsmouth.
Helen Moore, Managing Director of City & Country,
said: “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
A spokesperson for the Ministry of Justice said: “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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