This period building was constructed in 1886 for the sole purpose of the town police station. It remained used for that purpose until the mid-1970’s when it closed and relocated. In more recent years it has been used as a local solicitor’s office until 2013 when it was acquired by the Edymead Trust to serve the community. The property has been painstakingly refurbished and modernised to a high standard by reputable local builders and tradesmen. Care and attention has be taken to ensure that the rich heritage and character is preserved. Within the ground floor in the ladies and gent toilets (where the cells were once) the original cell doors have been refurbished and are still in situ.
The building has been used as the town’s headquarters for the Royal British Legion as well as other ex-servicemen groups. Another use has been for the towns clubs and associations to meet both socially and to hold formal meetings in the large conference room on the first floor. A couple of the first floor rooms have also been let at times to hold counselling sessions in a private and relaxed environment.
The building has on the ground floor a large kitchen area and function room, ladies and gents toilets. A further ground floor disabled toilet and office.
On the first floor are further ladies and gents toilets, the conference room and two additional rooms.
The property has many modern comforts such as mains gas fired central heating, a central fire detection system and centralised network LAN cabling. The property was also re-wired and re-plumbed with insulation added.
Externally, there are a number of store rooms at the back of the building and at the bottom of the drive a large coach house style building which comprises of a very large car port (with inspection pit) and large lockable store at the side. From the rear there are far reaching views of Launceston Castle over the Kensey Valley towards the St Stephens area of the town.
In our view the property could have potential subject to obtaining all necessary consents to convert into residential accommodation. It could be likely that it could create two, three bedroom townhouses each that could have generous accommodation and parking with a small courtyard.
From Launceston Town Centre proceed into Westgate Street and the property will be found on the right hand side just opposite the left hand turn into Dunheved Road.