Carlton Police Station to be turned into flats after seven-figure sale

The former Carlton Police Station has been sold for more than £1m - and is set to be turned into flats. The new building will be named after the grandfather of Arran Lee Bailey, who runs Carlton-based ALB, which has bought the building for an undisclosed fee.

The station on Cavendish Road closed in June 2017 as part of Nottinghamshire Police’s plan to strip £12 million from its budget.

At the time, the force said moving out of the station would save it £147,000 a year.

Mr Bailey was born and grew up on Jessop's Lane in Gedling and now lives in Newstead.

He said the new building would be named Ernest House, after his grandfather who ran the nearby Windsor Castle pub and was "very proud" of his grandson's businesses.

Mr Bailey added: "It is a site I have always admired, I think the architecture is fantastic, it is just a very impressive building. I even remember it being built back in the 90s.

"The area is fantastic, it is right next to the centre. [Regenerating it] is a massive positive thing.

"As a company we do lots of big residential developments but not many in Nottingham so to be working back near where I was born means a lot to me."

The company he set up has now grown and Mr Bailey has run projects building almost 200 homes in Derbyshire and West Yorkshire, adding: "It is not a massive site for me but it has a lot of sentimental value."

Work is set to start on the building later this year, subject to planning approval, and is due to be complete by the end of 2019.

The station is a substantial purpose-built facility of 27,410 sq ft on a site of 1.66 acres, which ALB have exchanged contracts for an undisclosed seven-figure sum.

The company has plans to convert the main building into around 45 high-quality apartments, an office building and a new residential apartment block in the car park.

Tim Wendels, Head of Nottinghamshire Police Authority Estates Team, said: “Following the successful move of officers and staff from Carlton Police Station to shared premises with EMAS on Manor Road, I am delighted that we have now secured the sale of the former station.

"This will bring in a very useful capital receipt to add to the revenue savings arising from sharing the new premises with EMAS. All of this helps us to support frontline policing which is our priority.”

**Article originally appears on Nottingham Post. Click here to view


Posted on May 01, 2018