The sites became surplus following the Army’s decision to close the Royal Engineer sub unit some years ago. The funds realised from the two sales have been re-invested by RFCA to refurbish the existing two-storey building on Park Road for the benefit of the Army and Air Cadets. The renovated facility was opened by H M Lord Lieutenant for West Glamorgan last autumn.
Jeremy Symons, Director at Cooke & Arkwright acting for RFCA commented, “This was an exceptionally good result for the RFCA who manage the reserve and cadet estate for the Army. Disposal of the property brings a dormant site into beneficial use as additional housing, in an area where there is substantial need. We expect the improvement in the general environment to enhance the character of the local community and Gorseinon as a whole.”
Paul Bowyer, Head of Estates at the RFCA, commented, “I instructed Cooke & Arkwright to identify purchasers and we are very pleased with the outcome, which took some time to reach fruition and in no small part, due to the tenacity of our agent to maintain the pressure to complete the sale.”