Littlehampton Coastguard Tower fails to sell at Savills Auctions on 9th May 2018.
The tower which was sold previously by Arun District Council has fallen into considerable disrepair under private ownership, which is a real shame.
Prior to it being sold, I had offered Arun District Council an attractive business proposition – I would lease the tower from the council, thus generating revenue for what was an unused building and turn into a ‘News & Views’ seafront shop. I also planned open the tower to the public as a viewing tower.
My offer was rejected. I was told there was no way that Arun’s councillors would agree and approve my plans as it would potentially impact on an existing, long-established seafront business.
The tower was then sold at auction and has since remained in private ownership since with little or no visible maintenance or upkeep until it being advertised for auction on 9th May 2018 where it was auctioned again, but failed to find a buyer.
Littlehampton’s Coastguard Tower has planning permission to convert it into holiday accommodation. It is available at £95,000 for any interested parties via Savills Auctions.