Written by: Richard Worrall | 20 Jun 2024

Iconic Dartmouth Hospital Hits the Auction Block!

An exceptionally rare opportunity has emerged in the stunning South Devon town of Dartmouth as its’ historic and iconic Dartmouth Hospital and Clinic hit the auction block on Thursday 18th July.

The former healthcare sites are being sold by Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust to support the funding of Dartmouth’s newly opened £5.4 million health and wellbeing centre in the popular coastal town. Located prominently in the town, this modern facility offers a comprehensive array of healthcare services, promoting integrated health and wellbeing initiatives for the local community.

Filled with rich history and brimming with potential, these properties will be auctioned as two separate lots, and are already drawing significant interest from seasoned investors.

Now, let’s delve into the specifics…

Hospital Buildings

📍 Mansion House Street, Dartmouth

➡ 13,698 SQ FT

👉 £1,400,000 – £1,500,000

The hospital buildings, spanning 2-3 storeys across 0.25 acres and connected by a bridge over Mansion House Street, include original Victorian structures from the 1890s alongside 1970s additions. Enhanced by on-site parking accessible via South Embankment, the buildings present versatile potential, including conversion into apartments, subject to necessary approvals.

Dartmouth Clinic

📍 Mayors Avenue, Dartmouth

➡ 3,706 SQ FT

👉 £475,000 – £500,000

Located at the bustling junction of Mayors Avenue and Zion Place, this former clinic spans 0.099 acres. Spread over two floors, it features consulting and treatment rooms, a waiting area, reception, and office spaces, complemented by a front-facing car park. The property offers diverse opportunities, from commercial use to residential conversion, pending necessary consents.

These remarkable lots are introduced by our esteemed partners, Charles Darrow, renowned for their exceptional service across the South West. Paul Heather, Director of Charles Darrow Auctions, anticipates high levels of interest in these properties: “We anticipate strong interest in these properties due to their prime locations and potential for redevelopment. The market has shown resilience and adaptability, and opportunities like these, with historical significance and redevelopment potential, are likely to attract considerable attention.”

Liz Davenport, Chief Executive of Torbay and South Devon NHS Foundation Trust, affirms: “We fully recognise that the former hospital has been a focal point within the town for many years and that local people have a deep interest in its future. Both properties are being offered at auction with a reserve price in line with the NHS Estate Code.”

We eagerly anticipate the auction of these two lots on Thursday 18th July, and encourage all interested parties to contact Charles Darrow at 01626 330 022 promptly to schedule viewings!

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