Disused college fails to sell at auction as no bids are made

The olld Shelagar Tutorial College
The olld Shelagar Tutorial College

A DISUSED language school that has been allowed to fall into disrepair failed to sell at an auction this week.

The former Shelagar Tutorial College, on the corner of Gillsmans Hill and Sedlescombe Road South, St Leonards came under the hammer by Clive Emson Auctioneers and was expected to fetch anywhere between £145,000 and £155,000.

But no-one put in a bid.

Consequently the boarded up language school remains available for £145,000.

It has six bedrooms on its upper floors and the ground floor was previously used as a language school.

Auctioneer James Emson said: “Although it didn’t sell it remains a brilliant opportunity for an investor or an occupier.”

The Victorian building has become an eyesore, much to the dismay of nearby residents, after being boarded up and abandoned more than 30 years ago. The entire building is in need of repair and refurbishment and could be turned into flats, a private home or office space, subject to planning permission being granted.