Former fire service headquarters back on market
The former home of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service has been put back on the market after a deal unexpectedly fell through.
Those who previously bid for the historic Old Hall in Littleover are being contacted but it is available to any buyer who is willing to pay the asking price, expected to be around £3m.
The nearly five-acre site on Burton Road includes the impressive Victorian mansion as well as more modern buildings and gatehouse in attractive, landscaped grounds.
The house was built in 1891 and designed by Alexander MacPherson for businessman Edward MacInnes.
Prior to that, there was a home on the site which dated back to the late Elizabethan era.
Most recently, it was the headquarters of Derbyshire Fire and Rescue Service for 45 years before it moved to be alongside Derbyshire Police at Butterley Hall in Ripley.
Salloway Property Consultants and Bishop Property Consultants are acting as vendors for the Old Hall.
Stephen Salloway, Managing Director of Salloway Property Consultants, said: "We believed that a deal to buy the site was nearing conclusion when a buyer unexpectedly pulled out.
"Of course, we cannot go into details why but this again offers a very rare opportunity and the vendors are, once again, happy to discuss propositions on a conditional or unconditional basis or even a joint venture.
"Those interested would almost certainly have to retain the beautiful Old Hall and lodge which are noted in Derby's historic buildings list but are not formally listed."
Jonathan Bishop, Director of Bishop Property Consultants, said: "This is a fascinating property and the site has a very rich history going back hundreds of years.
"It is a popular residential area, has a shopping centre in walking distance and is very close to the A38 so has excellent access."