The attractive 19th century Victorian building close to Nailsea town centre is  earmarked for eight  homes through a combination of new build and conversion of the existing school structure.

The sale is by informal tender with offers invited for the freehold interest by 12 noon, Friday 28 March 2014.

Ben Meynell from Colliers International’s Development Consulting team, said the site was well known in Nailsea and less than a mile from the town centre.

He said: “The former Victorian school building has been the focus of a revised planning application which seeks to retain the essential character of the building whilst providing much needed new homes in this popular location.”

“A successful sale and planning permission would lift the uncertainty over the future of this prominent site for the community.”
The former school site extends to just under an acre with the main school building occupying the southern half of the site with the former playground to the north.

The original school building dates from 1844 and operated as a school until closure in August 2003. It was then used by North Somerset Council as a training centre until spring 2011.

Resolution to grant outline planning permission has been granted to involve converting and extending the existing school building to provide five homes with three new build homes proposed on the site of the former play ground to the rear. 

Ben Meynell said: “The successful conversion of Four Oaks School will require an imaginative yet sympathetic approach and we believe the scheme which has been put forward reflects this.”

Offers should set out any proposed conditions, the identity of the purchaser, funding arrangements and timescale for exchange and completion.