The former radar training station in Fleetwood, which was used to instruct naval personnel in the latest radar technology, is to be sold at auction and will feature in auctioneer Pugh’s online property sale in January with a guide price of £50,000.
Built in 1961 by Lancashire County Council architects, the distinctive Grade II Listed structure is a single-storey, oval building with a reinforced-concrete, flat roof, and stands next to the town’s Victorian lighthouse, looking out across the North Sea.
Edward Feather, associate director at auctioneer Pugh said: “This amazing little building needs some renovation to restore it to its former glory, and any future owner will be required to carry out that work, as well as applying to Wyre Borough Council to vary the covenant which stipulates its use as a Radar Instruction Centre.
“The historic radar station was described by the art historian and architect, Sir Nikolaus Pevsner, as ‘a cute little piece’, and its iconic status and distinguished role in naval communications – as well as its potential to take on a new identity, subject to obtaining the relevant planning consent – have already sparked considerable interest from potential buyers locally.”
Pugh’s auction, which includes the radar training station in Fleetwood, has new lots added daily and will be held on 31 January.