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Ashford: Swanton House and Conyers office buildings go up for auction this week


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Two former town centre offices are being sold at auction.

Swanton House in Elwick Road and Conyers in Church Road, Ashford, could both be turned into a residential development, according to auctioneers Clive Emson.

The properties - which back onto each other - are going under the hammer tomorrow.

Swanton House in Elwick Road has sat derelict for years. Picture: Steve Salter
Swanton House in Elwick Road has sat derelict for years. Picture: Steve Salter

Swanton House was home to Kent Social Service facilities until 2008, when its failure to comply with fire safety regulation forced it to close.

Previously, the pre-1920s building - which has a guide price of £600,000 - was used as a First World War military hospital for war pensioners before being converted to a residential dwelling.

A large car park is included in the lot, which also features 30 rooms over its 7,018 sq ft of usable floorspace.

Conyers in Church Road is going under the hammer. Picture: Steve Salter
Conyers in Church Road is going under the hammer. Picture: Steve Salter

The site garnered interest from neighbouring Ashford College upon its move to Elwick Road in 2017, but college bosses say the site is no longer part of their expansion plans.

With a guide price of £180,000, the semi-detached Conyers building goes over three floors, with off-road parking at the front.

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