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Flying high for former aircraft hangar sale

Written by Peter Davison on .

Distlock House at Old Sarum AirfieldDistlock House at Old Sarum AirfieldA piece of military aviation history has come onto the commercial property market, with a former World War I aircraft hangar being offered for sale by Myddelton & Major.

The Grade II* listed hangar at Old Sarum Airfield near Salisbury was built in 1917 for the Royal Flying Corps, later to become the RAF.

The 17,856 sq ft (1,658.82 sq m) building is now used as a factory/workshop building, and is on the market for £800,000.

Myddelton & Major partner Dean Speer said: “This is a rare opportunity to acquire a large freehold industrial building with a unique history.

“The property adjoins Old Sarum Airfield and is approximately three miles north of Salisbury City Centre. The area has been developed into a thriving business park, housing a range of industrial and distribution occupiers.

“The building retains its original sliding hangar doors, potentially providing full width access. Two ancillary buildings provide office accommodation with and there are cloakrooms and kitchenette facilities.

“There is a good-sized staff canteen with additional works toilets. On the southern side of the main building there is a lean-to extension providing additional storage and workshop space.”