Norfolk

Former RAF Neatishead base still on the market

  • 18 March 2013
  • From the section Norfolk
RAF Neatishead
Image caption The former RAF base contains radar rooms and tennis and squash courts

A former RAF base in Norfolk has still not been sold although negotiations over its sale are continuing, according to its selling agents.

The base at Neatishead has been listed twice on internet auction site eBay for an asking price of £2.5m.

It failed to sell the first time it was put up for auction, but on its second listing it attracted one bid.

However, agent Nick Barlow from Midlands-based Barlow Associates said the property was still on the market.

"We are in negotiation with interested parties," he said.

'Adequate funding'

The site, opened in 1941, was used as a radar monitoring station until 2005, before being sold to developers.

An offer for the RAF base at the beginning of February when it was listed on eBay for the first time was cancelled as Mr Barlow had not been "satisfied with the individual's funding".

It was relisted for auction on 11 February.

In the second auction it attracted one bidder and Mr Barlow said at the time they were trying to check whether the bidder had adequate funding with which to buy the RAF base.

He was unable to comment on the progress of the second bid.

There are 16 buildings on the airbase, including former radar rooms, tennis and squash courts, station headquarters and the old officers' mess.

The RAF still carries out communication work for aircraft on a small part of the site.

This will remain, alongside the RAF Air Defence Museum, which was established on the air base 14 years ago.

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