09 June 2015 | Leisure

Fire Station disposal attracts interest from around the globe

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A month into the marketing of Manchester's much talked about London Road Fire Station next to Piccadilly station, selling agents Christie + Co report significant interest in the property not just from the Manchester region but from all around the world.

Jeremy Jones, Head of UK Hotels Brokerage at Christie + Co, commented, "We have been inundated with enquiries and conducted many asset tours with interested parties including those from America, The Middle East and China as a result of Manchester's international standing as a key UK City. Its business, sporting, music and leisure pedigrees are known the world over and there will never be another property quite like this to come to market in Manchester, or perhaps even the UK."

A spokesperson for Manchester City Council added, “We are pleased to learn of the wide ranging interest in the Fire Station which will hopefully lead to a high quality refurbishment and its return to economic use in the near future."

Head of Leisure + Development at Christie + Co, Jon Patrick, concluded, "The Fire Station covers the best part of an acre of land and its central courtyard could certainly provide a real wow factor once developed. We envisage conducting further tours during June ahead of crystallising market interest and calling for bids towards the end of the month/early July."