Shepherd stamps closing date on sale of iconic former Glasgow post office

Acting on behalf of the Post Office, Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has stamped a closing date of 12 noon on Thursday 23rd August on the sale of an iconic former post office in Glasgow’s East End.

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The imposing 2,261 sq ft two storey, end terrace grade B listed Edwardian sandstone townhouse is situated prominently on the north side of Duke Street/Annfield Place at its junction with Westercraigs in the Dennistoun area of Glasgow’s east end, 1.5 miles east of Glasgow city centre.

The ground floor provides a large public office/counter area, balancing room, overseer’s room, despatch area and ancillary stores/boiler room whilst the first floor comprises a main hallway, welfare room, two offices and separate male and female toilet facilities. A large detached double garage and secure yard is located to the rear.

Fraser Smith, commercial surveyor in Shepherd’s Glasgow office, said: “Situated within a conservation area that has received a surge of investment and undergone a process of gentrification over recent years, earning itself an enhanced reputation as an attractive place to live and socialise, with a vibrant café, bar and restaurant scene, this landmark property represents an excellent development opportunity for a number of uses, such as residential conversion, part commercial or residential development, subject to seeking appropriate consents.

“Given the strong levels of interest already expressed in this landmark property, a closing date has now been placed on offers to be received.”

The building is located on a site of historic local interest. The land was bought in 1750 by Robert Tennent, a merchant, who opened the Saracen’s Head Hotel in 1754 before selling it to another Mr Tennent, a tobacco merchant, whose son built the house and named it after his wife Ann.

In the 19th century it was bought by Alexander Dennistoun, the eldest son of a successful merchant family who wanted to build a residential suburb and employed architect James Salmon to produce a masterplan of the area with villas, terraces and gardens. Annfield Place was among the first streets built and had the first range of self-contained houses in the district, which is named after Mr Dennistoun.

Offers in excess of £160,000 are invited for the property. Interested parties should contact the sole selling agent on 0141 331 2807.

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For further information please contact Fraser Smith on tel 0141 331 2807

Issued on behalf of Shepherd Chartered Surveyors by Liquorice Media tel 0187 738 2961 www.liquorice-media.com

Date: 2 August 2018