Redundant court building up for sale

Sudbury Magistrates’ Court, which has been unused for more than two years, will go up for sale at auction today.

The empty court building in Acton Lane has a guide price of between £75,000 and £125,000 for the auction in London.

The courthouse includes two court rooms, a magistrates’ retiring room, probation office and reception areas. It is also linked to the town’s police station by a sealed door.

Simon Hepworth, who is handling the sale of the building for Allsop property consultants, said it could be used for a variety of purposes, including homes or offices subject to planning consent.

“It is up to prospective buyers to make up their own minds about what they want to do with it,” he said.

The court, which is being sold by HM Courts Service, was shut in April 2011, with cases moved to Bury St Edmunds.