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Former Carlisle care home goes up for auction

Former Langrigg House care home in Carlisle

The former Langrigg House care home in Carlisle is being put up for auction by Cumbria County Council, with a guide price of £150,000.

The Langrigg Road property will feature among more than 100 lots for sale at Pugh’s next North West property auction, held at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 3 December.

The 44-bed home closed earlier his year after residents were transferred to Carlisle’s new multi-million-pound Brunrigg Court facility.  Situated on a one-acre site of landscaped grounds and gardens close to Morton Park, the two-storey property covers 19,000 sq ft and is two miles from the city centre.

Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, said: “This is a great site in a really good location: close to Carlisle centre and the M6 motorway, with an infants and junior school on the doorstep, both rated as ‘good’ by Ofsted.

“The relevant planning consent would need to be obtained, of course, but this site is certainly an excellent prospect for a new residential scheme or other redevelopment.”

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Established 26 years ago, Pugh is the largest auctioneer outside of London and was acquired by property consultant Eddisons in 2016.

The firm’s next property auctions will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 3 December and at Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground in Leeds on 5 December.