If you’re seeking a property that encompasses security, historical significance, and a prime location in the heart of Newmarket, the Newmarket Police Station might just fulfill your wishlist.
Situated at 58 Remuera Road, this station served its purpose from 1909 until June 2021, when policing operations shifted to Teed St. The substantial 1123m² corner site it occupies provides vast opportunities for developers or those desiring an unconventional yet historically rich place to reside.
Originally comprising a two-storey concrete Sergeant’s House, a brick station, and a cellblock area known as the “lock up,” the Newmarket site underwent expansion in 1938 with the addition of the prominent brick building that now dominates the corner.
The Sergeant’s House, built in 1909, and the brick station building from 1938 are key architectural elements. Despite the stately appearance of the concrete dwelling, senior commercial broker Mike Adams dismisses the relevance of its layout in terms of bedrooms, describing it as a “maze of small, small rooms” rather than a residence for sergeants.
Noteworthy features include the antique holding cells built in 1909, still present at the back of the property. While there have been suggestions of a potential poltergeist or eerie feelings, Adams reassures prospective buyers that there is no documented evidence of such occurrences.
Conveniently positioned near the Newmarket Train Station, Westfield 277 mall, and Remuera, the property falls within a business mixed-use zone, offering ample possibilities for redevelopment. Whether transformed into an eccentric home or a creative business venture, the property’s unique blend of history and a touch of the unusual could be leveraged to its advantage. A notable example is the Jailhouse in Christchurch.
This freehold property, with a current valuation of $6.7 million, is available for sale through tender with Bayleys until 4 pm on Thursday, December 7, 2023.