Vale Council puts iconic Pumping House up for sale
4:50pm Monday 1st October 2012 in News
ONE of Barry's iconic landmarks is up for sale for the first time in its history.
The Grade II listed former Hydraulic Pumping House on Barry's Waterfront is opening its doors to would-be owners - after the Vale Council put it into the viewing domain to explore the market demand on a local, regional and national level.
The purpose-built pumping station is one of the few hydraulic pumphouses remaining in Wales and historically formed part of Barry's dock complex. The Innovation Quarter building, which has a 42 metre high chimney - has the potential for a variety of uses.
The 19-acre site on which it stands, a mixed use development facilitated by a joint venture between the Council and Welsh Government, is already home to a business, IT training, and a new medical centre. A new 80-bed Premier Inn and Brewers Fayre is due to open next month. (October).
The Pumphouse underwent £1.4 m external refurbishment last year, funded by the Council and Welsh Government.
Vale Council leader, Cllr Neil Moore, said: "The Council is keen to receive a wide range of imaginative and financially sustainable bids for the property, whether from the community or from the commercial sector, in order to bring the property back into use."
For details call Leah Jeffreys at Savills on 029 2036 8918.