Victorians school buildings are no longer needed for education


Leiston - Credit: Archant

Former Leiston Middle School is up for sale for redevelopment, with a guide price of £350,000.

A landmark develoment site in Leiston is now for sale with a guide price of £350,000

The former Leiston Middle School (later Sixth Form Centre), in the heart of the town, has been put up for sale with Flick & Son.

Leiston Middle School closed in 2012 and it is no longer needed for educatiional use.

Chris Burrell-Saward of Flick & Son said they were expecting a lot of interest.

“The building is impressive in its external architecture and very spacious internally and would, subject to obtaining any necessary planning permissions, lend itself to a wide variety of uses.”

“It is one of the most prominent buildings in the town, attractive and typial of the late Victorian/Edwardians schools style, with high ceilings and spacious rooms inside.

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“I think it would be ideal for all manner of uses really, subject to planning.

“Everybody knows it.

“It would be nice to think it has got a new, future life.”

The complex of buildings, in Waterloo Avenue, is in walking distance of the town centre amenities.

It was part of the original Leiston Grammar School and was built in typical Victorian style.

Until recently it had been a Sixth Form Wing but it now surplus to educational requirements.

It has an established educational use but would be suitable for a number of different uses, from residential development to offices or light industrial or craft use, subject to planning permission being granted.

The property includes a number of former classrooms, storerooms and offices, and male and female toilets.

The property extends to about 11,500sq ft and it is to be sold with car parking.

Viewing dates are being arrranged and informal tenders are invited by noon on September 14, 2017.

More details from Flick & Son at Ashford House, High Street, Saxmundham.