Sudbury: Empty court building up for sale

Sudbury Court is up for auction.

Sudbury Court is up for auction. - Credit: Archant

A cool £75,000 could secure you a home in what is arguably one of the safest locations in Sudbury.

But the property, which is next door to the town’s police station, does come with a chequered history. It is the former magistrates’ court in Acton Lane, which is up for sale by auction this Thursday (May 30) with a guide price of between £75,000 and £125,000.

The whole site occupies a plot of around 0.076 hectares and has the potential for redevelopment as a residential or commercial property, subject to planning consent.

According to Allsop, which is handling the auction, the property contains two court rooms, a lobby with magistrates’ retiring room, probation office and waiting rooms on the ground floor. It also has a waiting room and two interview rooms on the first floor, and covers a total area of 342.72 m2. The building, which is being sold by HM Court Services, has parking space for up to five cars.

It was formerly attached to the police station via a corridor which led to the holding cells.

The facility closed in April 2011, after which cases were transferred to courts in Bury St Edmunds and Ipswich.

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