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SOLENT FORTS SUCCESSFULLY SOLD AT AUCTION FOR MORE THAN £1MILLION EACH

No Man’s Fort and Spitbank Fort – 2 of the 3 Palmerston forts located in the middle of the Solent – have sold at auction for more than £1million each.

Each fort was listed for auction with Savills after several failed attempts to sell them on the open market over the past 2 years.

A former hotel, No Man’s Fort boasts 23 bedrooms and is set out across a whopping 99,000sq ft. At auction yesterday (Tuesday) it fetched £1,120,000.

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Meanwhile, Spitbank Fort -much smaller at ‘just’ 33,000sq ft – with 9 bedrooms, a swimming pool and wine cave, sold for £1,010,000.

Despite being situated between Portsmouth and the Isle of Wight, each fort has its own water supply, generators and sewage treatment plants. Both have planning permission to be converted into private houses – with far-reaching views down The Solent in both directions.

It was thought prior to the auction that there would be global interest from multiple buyer types – but it is unknown at this stage who successfully bid on each fort, and whether the forts went to the same buyer.

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Peter Purve
Peter Purve
1 day ago

The Russians are coming!

Pompey Paul
Pompey Paul
Reply to  Peter Purve
1 day ago

Approx 3 months time I read earlier.

Jo blogs
Jo blogs
Reply to  Peter Purve
27 minutes ago

Hamas are already here, you can see them in London every weekend….

Proud Overner
Proud Overner
1 day ago

Perhaps they will be needed by the MOD very soon.

Merp
Merp
1 day ago

Wowzer! someone has lost a lot of money on these in not so many years.
I’m very surprised they let them go fo so little.

Gottalarf
Gottalarf
1 day ago

Cheaper than Bibby Stockholm and at least it has the benefit of being isolated….

paul betteridge
paul betteridge
1 day ago

new owners will mint it housing boat migrants any trouble ones throw them in sea.

Clive AA Andrews
Clive AA Andrews
1 day ago

Money pits, both of them

Colin
Colin
1 day ago

No Man’s Fort ?? I thought it was called No Man’s Land Fort.

Hugh Jampton
Hugh Jampton
Reply to  Colin
1 day ago

You are quite right Colin but someone a while ago decided to abbreviate the name. I cannot think why.

 

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