Shepherd to market leisure centre in Forfar for lease

Tuesday 20 July 2021

Following the decision made at council on 24 June 2021(report 218/21), Shepherd Chartered Surveyors has been appointed to market a purpose-built leisure centre in Forfar for lease.

The former leisure centre was declared surplus to requirements by the council in May 2018 (report 151/18), following the completion of the Forfar Community Campus and was subsequently approved for demolition in February 2019 (report 48/19). It was then the subject to a court case which deemed it as belonging to Forfar Common Good in 19 August 2020.

Since no applications for a community asset transfer have been received, councillors determined that the building be marketed for lease, with the particular hope that community groups may come forward.

The vacant 22,213 sq ft two storey building sits on a one-acre site with a car parking area to the east side of the building and additional parking areas, a play park, tennis courts and a skate park to either side. The building may be suitable for alternative uses, subject to planning.

Rental offers are invited to lease the property for a negotiable period. Interested parties should contact the sole letting agent on 01382 878005.

As the building is the property of Forfar Common Good, we will undertake a public consultation on any potential lease option that is received.