Former Pymble police station offered with cells included

Former Pymble police station offered with cells included
Former Pymble police station offered with cells included

Investors could be given the keys to the prison cells of the Pymble police station. The heritage listed building has been listed for sale at more than $800,000.

The brick building on a corner block opposite Pymble railway station is being marketed as a commercial site.

The lock-up, at 1116 Pacific Highway, was recently rezoned to high density development but it retains the option of business or office usage with consent.

Agent Laurie Castorina from Professionals Berowa markets the property as being suitable for medical, para-medical, professional occupancy and possibly restaurant uses.

But he says it could equally be converted into a family home, though it may be a squeeze getting a double bed into one of the two prison-cells.

It includes a reception area, three offices, an open plan office, a staff room, male and female toilets and showers and basement storage areas.

The Pymble property also has two garages and on-site parking at the rear.

Castorina says this “charming home” still includes most of its original features including four fireplaces. It comes on 465 square metres.

In 1988 the station was named the efficient station in the northern region which covers stretch of coast from Sydney Harbour to Tweed Heads.

The award found the station had a high standard of service, firm leadership and a commitment to the principles of policing.

Police moved out of the station in 1994 after finding the quarters too cramped.

"We have 42 police and five auxiliary staff at Pymble and we need more space," Inspector Abbott told Fairfax Media at the time.

"There has been a lot of housing development in Pymble and surrounding areas in the last 10 to 20 years, and our workload has increased substantially."

At that time Pymble Police Station served 75,000 people.

It’s not the only police station on the market right now though.

Less cashed up police station enthusiasts could spend $125,000 on the former Willaura police station, $470,000 on the former McLaren Vale police station, or try their luck at the auction of the former Seaford police station. Those looking to lease could try the former Burwood police station at $45,000 per annum.

And the police station which held Melbourne's notorious Squizzie Taylor has been listed for sale by the state government.

Alistair Walsh

Alistair Walsh

Deutsche Welle online reporter

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