Southern Section of Dorset Police Site FOR SALE in Ferndown – Ameysford Rd
Ameysford Rd, Ferndown BH22 9PY, UK

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Southern Section Dorset Police Site


Dorset  BH22 9HX

  • Freehold site for sale
  • Freehold site including workshops, stores, former kennel buildings and with extensive parking
  • Existing developed area approx. 0.792 hectares (1.96 acres) gross site area approx. 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres) including greenspace and woodland



The property is situated on the northern side of the Ferndown by-pass (A31) which is a major trunk route.

The property benefits from good road communications within the south east Dorset conurbation and the A31 provides a dual carriageway link with the M27 and motorway network.

Immediately to the west of the property is Ferndown Forest and to the east is a golf course with club house and driving range.  The popular Ferndown Industrial Estate is situated to the south west.

A footpath runs under the A31 linking the property with areas to the south of the Ferndown by-pass.



The property was built around 2000 and comprises the southern section of the Ferndown Police Site.

The southern section includes former vehicle workshops with garages, stores and hard surface car parking together with purpose built dog kennels.  The kennels include office accommodation, dog runs and exercise area.

Construction is primarily of brick elevations with steel frame under profile metal pitch roof sections.

The southern section has an existing developed area approx. 0.792 hectares (1.96 acres) gross site area approx. 1.9 hectares (4.7 acres) including greenspace and woodland.


Floor Areas

The premises have the following recorded (approximate) gross internal floor areas.

Accommodation                                 Sq M      Sq Ft

Total workshops (Ground Floor)          1,300     14,000   GIA

Workshop Mezzanines                        190         2,050     GIA

Kennel buildings                                   300         3,220     GIA

Total approximate GIA area                 1,790     19,270   GIA

*References to GIA refer to gross internal floor areas



Freehold with vacant possession upon completion.

Full rights of access will be granted over the roadway shown shaded yellow on the OS Plan shown in the marketing particulars, subject to a maintenance service charge.



Planning permission was granted for August 1979 by East Dorset District Council for a Police Operation Centre and upgrading of Ameysford Road, subject to conditions.  A copy of the consent is available to download.

We understand development of the site was completed 2000.

The property lies within Green Belt and within 400 metres of protected heathland.

A copy of a response dated 11 February 2014 from Planning Policy Manager Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership is also available to download.

The informal response acknowledges the property as “previously developed” and refers to national planning policy framework.  We are advised that residential re-development would not be permitted in view of proximity to protected heathland.



The property has access from the A31 Ferndown by-pass via Forest Links Road and Ameysford Road.  We understand that both Forest Links Road and Ameysford Road are adopted public highways.



The Ferndown Police Site is currently assessed as a whole with a rateable value of £422,500.

The southern section will be subject to assessment of a new rateable value.



The Vendor will be responsible for an effective division of the site from the northern section which will be retained by Dorset Police for ongoing police operations.  The division will include separation of services.

The southern section will share an access route from Ameysford Road subject to shared maintenance costs.



Offers are invited in the region of or in excess of £2m.



Further details can be downloaded by following the link below including:-


  • Copy of Title dated 3 September 2015 including Title Plan.
  • Copy of planning permission from East Dorset District Council.
  • Energy Performance Certificate.
  • Building floor plans.
  • Copy of informal planning response from Planning Policy Manager Christchurch and East Dorset Partnership dated February 2014.




The buildings have been assessed to have the following energy performance ratings.


Workshop and property store B-(43)

Kennels C-(65)


Copies of full EPC reports are available.

Additional details

  • Tenure: Freehold




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