Former Selby Magistrates Court, New Lane, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4QB

vacant town centre former magistrates court approximately 1,018.05 sq m (10,958 sq ft) on a site area of approximately 942.56 sq m (1,127.29 sq yds) with development potential


The property is located off New Lane within Selby town centre Conservation Area. The surrounding area comprises a mixture of residential and commercial buildings and in close proximity is Selby's prime retail area located on Gowthorpe. The M62 motorway is approximately 6.5 miles south.


Detached three storey former magistrates court, comprising a mixture of meeting rooms, offices and cells at ground floor level. Courts are at first floor level together with additional meeting rooms and facilities, with further meeting rooms and facilities located on the second floor. There is lift access (not tested) to first floor level.


The following details have been provided by the Joint Agent: 
Gross Internal Area:  1,018.05 sq m  (10,958 sq ft) 


Parking to the rear of the property for approximately 11 cars.

Site Area

Approximately 942.56 sq m (1,127.29 sq yds)




The building is not listed but is situated within the Selby town centre Conservation Area. The property is considered to have development potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents. Interested parties should consult direct with the Local Planning Office, Selby District Council, Civic Centre, Portholme Road, Selby, North Yorkshire, YO8 4SB. Tel: 01757 705101, Fax: 01757 292090.


Energy Performance Asset Rating = F-129.

If a prospective purchaser does nothing materially to the building either physically or obtaining any planning permissions on the property and then sells it within 2 years at a profit then the MOJ would seek a claw back of 50% of the additional value achieved.


Michelmores LLP, Woodwater House, Pynes Hill, Exeter, EX2 5WR.
Tel: 01392 688 688. E-mail:
Contact: Mr Karl Bacchus.

Joint Agent

GVA, 1st Floor, City Point, 29 King Street, Leeds, LS1 2HL.
Tel: 0113 280 8056.
Contact: Mr Matthew Tootell.


Completion date will take place 21 days from and including 2nd December 2014 being Monday 22nd December 2014.

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