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Council land and buildings for sale


We regularly sell various buildings and areas of land. This page gives details of what's currently available.

Examples of the type of land and buildings often for sale include:

  • Surplus housing stock
  • Individual development plots
  • Large residential sites

    Properties currently for sale

    Item for saleLocationSummary and sales particularsClosing date

    Former Spennymoor Day Centre

    Barnfield Road
    Spennymoor
    DL16 6EA

    We offer for sale the former Spennymoor Day Centre, Spennymoor amounting to approximately 0.49 hectares (1.22 acres).

    The property is a purpose built day centre of single storey brick construction with part flat and part low pitched roof.

    The land is suitable for Use Class D1 (Non Residential Institutions). (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Sales particulars - Spennymoor Day Centre (PDF, 576.4kb)

    Offers must reach the Head of Legal and Democratic Services by 4.00 pm Monday 13 May 2019.

    Land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site

    Stella Gill Industrial Estate
    Pelton Fell
    DH2 2RT

    We offer for sale land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site amounting to 1100m² (0.272 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site is relatively flat and grassed and adjoins a small industrial unit to the north off Front Street as well as the adopted highway, which runs along the southern boundary.

    Icon for pdf Sales Particulars - Land at Stella Gill Sidings Reclamation Site (PDF, 541.9kb)

    Under offer

    Land at Former Eden Community Primary School

    Robson Avenue
    Peterlee
    SR8 5DN

    We offer for sale land at the former Eden Community Primary School site which consists of two clear fields. The site area measures approximately 2.55 hectares or 6.3 acres or thereabouts. The site is predominantly level in nature having previously been a former Children's Centre and is bounded by a perimeter fence.

    The site is suitable for residential redevelopment (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Sales Particulars - Land at Former Eden Community Primary School (PDF, 1.0mb)

    Under offer

    Land at High Street South Back

    High Street
    South Back
    Langley Moor
    DH7 8EX

    We offer for sale Garden/Parking land to the rear of High Street South, Langley Moor amounting to 172.56m² (0.042 acres) or thereabouts. The site is generally level and grassed.

    The site is suitable for domestic garden land, and parking or allotment use (subject to planning permission)

    Icon for pdf Land at High Street South Back, Langley Moor Sales Particulars (PDF, 815.8kb)

    No closing date.

    Please contact us to make an offer.

    Former Stanley Library

    High Street
    Stanley
    County Durham
    DH9 0DQ

    We offer for sale or to let by sealed offer the former Stanley Library with a site area of 0.06 hectares (0.152 acres) or thereabouts.

    The subject property internally comprises a library building, with open plan library room, administrative office space and staff facilities including toilets.

    The property is suitable for a variety of commercial uses such as offices or a nursery use subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Former Stanley Library sales particulars (PDF, 437.6kb)

    Under offer

    Former King James School Building

    South Church Road
    Bishop Auckland
    DL14 7JU

    Durham County Council offers the opportunity to refurbish the Grade 2 listed former King James school building and land to the rear on South Church Road, Bishop Auckland which is available to the market for multiple redevelopment opportunities.

    It is a single site including a substantial stone built building and extended surrounding land.

    The site itself is 1.942 acres in size and the building has a combined internal area of 939.91m².

    Icon for pdf Former King James School building particulars (PDF, 354.4kb)

    Closing date: 4.00pm on Monday 17 June 2019.

    Former Annfield Plain Community Centre

    Fairview Terrace
    Annfield Plain
    DH9 8PP

    We offer for sale Former Annfield Plain Community Centre with a site area of 0.409 hectares (1.01 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site comprises a single storey converted school building of brick construction beneath a pitched slate roof with single storey extension under a flat roof situated to the rear.

    The site is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission)

    Icon for pdf Sales particulars of Former Annfield Plain Community Centre (PDF, 728.5kb)

    Under offer

    Land at Former Numbered StreetsMeadow View
    Wheatley Hill
    County Durham
    DH6 3ND

    We offer for sale land at former numbered streets amounting to 0.075 hectares (1.86 acres).

    The subject site is a brownfield site which is cleared.

    The site is suitable for residential development subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Former Numbered Streets Wheatley Hill sales particulars (PDF, 150.3kb)

    Under offer.

    Feryemount Residential Care HomeFeryemount Residential Care Home
    North Street
    Ferryhill
    County Durham
    DL17 8HX

    We offer for sale Feryemount Residential Care Home with a total site area of 0.204 hectares (0.503 acres), or thereabouts and a Net Internal Area of approximately 1199.59 m² and a Gross Internal Area of 1259.64m².

    The property is suitable for residential care home or redevelopment opportunity (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Feryemount House Residential Care Home sales particulars (PDF, 890.0kb)

    22 July 2019

    Please contact us to make an offer.

     

    Former Nursery School

    Former Nursery School
    Murton
    County Durham
    SR7 9LX

    We offer for sale the former Nursery School, Murton amounting to 0.61 hectares (1.5 acres) or thereabouts.

    The site accommodates the former Murton Seaview Nursery School, which is currently vacant.

    The site is suitable for residential development (subject to planning permission).

    Icon for pdf Former Murton Former Nursery School sales particulars (PDF, 533.1kb)

    Under offer

    Former Castleside Youth Club

    Castleside Youth Club
    Rowley Bank
    Castleside
    County Durham
    DH8 9QT

    We offer for sale the former Castleside Youth Club with a GIA of approximately 399 m² and site area of 0.12 Hectares (0.29) acres or thereabouts.

    The property is suitable for conversion to uses including residential, light industrial and offices subject to planning permission.

    Icon for pdf Castleside Youth Club sales particulars (PDF, 262.2kb)

    Under offer

    Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage

    Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage
    Newcastle Road
    Chester-le-Street
    County Durham
    DH3 3UA 

    We offer for sale Chester-le-Street Branch Library garage amounting to 325.24m² (0.08 acres) or thereabouts of land.

    The property is of brick construction with a steel truss roof.  The site benefits from an area of hard standing to the front of the building.

    The property is suitable for storage use Class B8 or small scale workshop use Class B1 (subject to planning approval).

    Icon for pdf Chester-le-Street Library garage sales particulars (PDF, 267.6kb)

    Under offer
    Land adjacent to the Engineer ArmsLand adjacent to the Engineer Arms
    South Terrace
    Seaham
    County Durham
    SR7 7HN

    We offer for sale land adjacent to the Engineer Arms, Seaham amounting to 0.03 Hectares (0.06 Acres) or thereabouts.

    The land consists of a hard surfaced car park suitable for Residential or Commercial use.

    Icon for pdf Land adjacent to the Engineer Arms, Seaham (PDF, 153.4kb)

    Under offer

    Making an offer

    Our land and buildings are marketed through an electronic tendering process. All completed offer forms must be returned through the NEPO Portal. Read the Icon for pdf NEPO Global Registration Instructions (PDF, 123.7kb)  for further information on registering and using the NEPO Portal or visit the NEPO website.

    Further information

    Details of properties to be sold on the open market are advertised on this page. If you require any further information about a property, please call the contact on the relevant sales particulars. For any other enquiries, please contact us

    Mailing list

    If you are interested in the availability of future properties and wish to be placed on the mailing list, please fill in our Icon for pdf Surplus property mailing list form (PDF, 181.1kb) .

    Under Section 123 of the Local Government Act 1972, we are obliged to obtain the best price available for any property disposals. If you are interested in surplus property assets owned by the council, please contact us.

    Contact us
    Asset Management
    Our address is:
    • Regeneration and Local Services
    • County Hall
    • Durham
    • County Durham
    • DH1 5UL
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