Historic Solent fort reduced to £3.5m

After three years on the market, historic No Man’s Land Fort in the Solent has been reduced to a price of £3.5 million.

Previously on the market for £4.25 million, this unusual piece of real estate was for sale with planning permission to turn it into a private home. Unfortunately for the vendor, Clarence LLP (also known as Solent Forts), this planning permission was only granted for three years and has now lapsed. According to The News, a reapplication will be necessary.

The 19th Century No Man’s Land Fort is one of Lord Henry Palmerston’s five forts built as a line of defence against the threat of invasion from France.

After being decommissioned by the Ministry of Defence in 1956, it was sold to private developers.

In 2012, Solent Forts converted the building adding a helipad, indoor swimming pool and restaurant. 

The fort also has 23 bedrooms, a lighthouse, laser battle play area and spa.

Neighbouring Spitbank Fort has also been put up for sale again, for £3 million, with the possibility it could become a home or a hotel.

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