NHS properties on the market

NHS Dumfries and Galloway is to dispose of five surplus properties plus the site of the former Garrick Hospital in Stranraer.

The NHS says the 1.5 acre-site is “ideally suited for residential development in light of the surrounding locality being mainly residential; its convenient location to the town centre; and having previous planning permission for the development of 23 residential units.”

Cromarty House in Stranraer has planning consent in place for change of use to residential. The two-storey Victorian townhouse with modern extension measures 401 sq m and is situated on the fringe of the town centre.

Other properties to be disposed of are in Dumfries and Annan.

Shahzad Shaffi, graduate surveyor on the selling agent’s Ryden’s Residential Land & Development team, said: “We have a strong history of advising and disposing of surplus properties for the NHS to generate asset value. We look forward to not only achieving a good sale price for these properties, but also identifying a suitable developer who will work with the interests of the local communities in mind.”