Strong interest is expected in a former Ipswich police station, which has a guide price of £650,000. 

Eddisons has been appointed by the police and crime commissioner for Suffolk, Tim Passmore, to handle the sale of the former station in Museum Street.

Plans to convert the disused buildings into a five-bedroom house and five flats were approved in December 2022. 

Ipswich Star: The building is being sold for residential developmentThe building is being sold for residential development (Image: Newsquest)

The agent said the sale of the premises is part of a planned programme to consolidate Suffolk Constabulary's property estate.

Money from the sale of the Museum Street station will be used to offset the cost of the Princes Street facility, which opened in 2019. 

Mr Passmore said: "The new police station in Princes Street, Ipswich was opened last year by the Princess Royal - the thirteenth joint station with Suffolk Fire and Rescue Service. 

“The former station in Museum Street is now up for sale for residential development. The proceeds of the sale thankfully does not have to go back to the Treasury, it is returned to the policing budget.

“When we agreed to the costs of the refurbishment and equipping of the new Ipswich station, we took into account the equity we would achieve through the sale of the old building, which will make a major contribution to the costs of that project. Our county town now has a superb facility we can all be proud of.”

Ipswich Star: Tim PassmoreTim Passmore (Image: Newsquest)

The former Princes Street Fire Station was given a £3.9million makeover to accommodate both the police and fire services.

Steven Mudd, of Eddisons, added: “It’s quite rare to be instructed on a listed building in such a central location – in any town – for sale with residential development consent in place. Most of these opportunities have been developed-out during the past two decades.

“We’re expecting strong interest from serious parties in 10 Museum Street who can envisage transforming this attractive, but redundant, property into an impressive landmark, town centre residential scheme.”