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Possible tenant found for former police station

The future of a historic building in Castletown could soon be secured.

Manx National Heritage has confirmed a possible tenant has been found to run the Baillee Scott Police Station after expressions of interest for use and lease of the property were invited late last year.

Applications to take on the venue were subject to certain rules including any successful candidate would have to maximise public use, take on a minimum term of five years and make a positive impact on the social and economic life of the town.

MNH Director, Edmund Southworth, says: "MNH is pleased to confirm that we have been able to identify a prospective tenant for the building.  

"The successful bidder’s proposal will facilitate the repair and refurbishment of the  Baillie Scott Police Station and subject to planning consent, provide for future public access to the building, as well as providing the potential for future community use of part of the space in the building.  

"The planned development in Castletown will provide a positive social and economic benefit to the town, with the additional benefit of substantial investment in essential repairs to the roof and the removal of non-historic internal additions."

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