By Ian McConnell

THE former Penman Engineering site at Locharbriggs in Dumfries is being brought to market by Shepherd Chartered Surveyors as “large industrial premises or a redevelopment opportunity for sale”.

The property was originally constructed as part of a World War II airbase and subsequently operated as a manufacturing factory.

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Fraser Carson, associate in Shepherd’s Dumfries office, said: “The site has played an important employment role over the years, and it will be good to see it redeveloped to once again serve the local community. Alternatively, the property is capable of continued commercial operation and is suited to a variety of uses, subject to local authority consent.”

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The site is on the eastern side of the A701 trunk road, connecting Dumfries to the M74 motorway.

Shepherd said: "The existing accommodation is split between two detached former aircraft hangars, both of which have been extended to provide the present accommodation. The site is generally level lying with tarmac surfaced internal roads and yard space together with large areas of green amenity land. The frontage on to the A701 extends to around 180 metres."