30 former Scots police stations to go on the market

Former police station in Finneston, Glasgow

SHEPHERD Chartered Surveyors has been appointed by the Scottish Police Authority (SPA) to coordinate, manage and deliver the sale of 30 police buildings throughout Scotland.

The first tranche of 21 of these properties will be released this month. The former stations are suitable for a variety of uses, subject to obtaining local authority approval, the property firm said.

Sandy Rennie, partner at Shepherd Chartered Surveyors’ Inverness office will coordinate the commission on behalf of the company. He commented, “We are delighted to have secured this prestigious commission and very much look forward to working alongside the SPA and Police Scotland to help achieve their strategic estate aspirations.

“We believe our extensive network of offices, together with our unrivalled local coverage and knowledge, make us ideally placed to deliver what we anticipate will be a successful property sales programme.

“As part of the commission, Shepherd will review and inspect all the buildings, provide a market assessment, formalise a disposal strategy, provide planning advice, market the properties, negotiate any sale and provide general guidance and advice throughout the entire process.”

Yvonne Johnston, estates transformation lead for Police Scotland added, “In Shepherd Quantity Surveyors we have selected an experienced strategic partner to work with us in delivering this key strand of our estates strategy. We very much look forward to working with Shepherd on this initiative.”

The instruction follows a tendering process via the Crown Commercial Service Estates Professional Services Framework, which allows key stakeholders such as central and local government departments to place orders with Shepherd Chartered Surveyors for commercial property services throughout Scotland.