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Historic Listed former Insurance Hall in Kendal to be sold

Friday, 23 August 2019

Historic Listed former Insurance Hall in Kendal to be sold

The former Provincial Insurance building in Kendal was redeveloped many years ago into Sand Aire House – a mixed use development of high-quality apartments with a mixture of retail and offices on the ground floor.  Sand Aire House, was originally designed by Kendal’s leading architect George Webster. Part of the building, which was sold as part of the original redevelopment is now available for sale to developers, owner occupiers or potential alternative users.  The former insurance hall comprises part of the Grade II listed building and offers a large amount of ground floor space with access from New Road/Stramongate adjacent to Anything Technical and being self-contained from the remainder of the building.  

Simon Adams of the selling agents Peill & Co in Kendal, the PAI member for Cumbria & the Lake District commented ‘We are pleased to be able to offer for sale the former insurance hall at Sand Aire House, and hope that it will be of interest to a range of potential occupiers, or developers in order to breathe life back into this part of the building, which has remained vacant for a while after earlier proposals for the site did not proceed.  Historically, there were plans for a bowling alley and leisure scheme (planning permission was granted by South Lakeland District Council but never implemented) and the building is be suitable for a range of uses including offices, showroom, and leisure.  Our clients are seeking a sympathetic developer to purchase the property on a 999-year lease (the equivalent to freehold), and we are currently conducting viewings of the space’.

The property, which extends to a total of just under 6,000 sq ft already has planning permission for use as bar/restaurant or office/commercial space and previously had consent for a bowling alley and family entertainment area, and also D2 planning permission which would offer a range of uses including Gym, Cinema, Music venue, or sporting use. 

Full details are available from Peill & Company’s Kendal office on 01539 888 000 or www.peill.com