Rhondda Barracks to be sold at on-site auction

Fascinating property on four acre site with planning potential

31 August 2016
  • Pentre Barracks Aerial / Cooke & Arkwright
  • Pentre Barracks Main / Cooke & Arkwright
  • Pentre Barracks Main  2/ Cooke & Arkwright
  • Pentre Barracks Outbuildings / Cooke & Arkwright
  • Pentre Barracks Level Crossing / Cooke & Arkwright
  • Pentre Barracks Promap/ Cooke & Arkwright

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UPDATE: The barracks were sold at auction; click below to find out more.

A four-acre site housing a former barracks in the Rhondda is to go under the hammer at an exclusive on-site auction on 22 September 2016 with a guide price of in excess of £25,000. Located in a secure and secluded location bordered by the bow of the Rhondda Fawr river and a railway line, the property has an interesting history. First developed as a workshop for the Rhondda Engine Works, it was acquired by the Territorial Army and converted to barracks, at one time housing American troops during the Second World War. The two-storey barracks building includes living quarters, offices and kitchens, as well as garages, an armoury and a drill hall. A cluster of outbuildings were originally used for classrooms, storage and a rifle range.

Chris Hyde, Associate Director with Cooke & Arkwright’s Land Agency, which is conducting the auction, comments: “This is a fascinating property. It is in good condition and has the potential for all sorts of alternative uses, subject to planning. The main building comprises around 21,485 sq ft and the outbuildings a combined 4,482 sq ft. We expect a lot of interest from people looking to put the site to alternative use, many of whom will be looking at the potential for housing development. This is an exciting opportunity to breathe new life into the site and we are all intrigued to see what that ultimately transpires to be.”

UPDATE: The barracks were sold at auction; click here to find out more.

The disposal of 120,000 square feet on the Heads of the Valleys Industrial Estate was a particularly satisfying task. The building had been rebuilt following fire damage, and Jeremy Symons and his team were successful in identifying a nearby purchaser looking to expand. The sale price, at £4,000,000, represented a record sale price for a property of this nature in the area, and with great tenacity and endeavour was completed in a timely fashion. An excellent result.

Richard Hayward, Richard Hayward Properties