Historic former Hamilton fire station expected to fetch more than $1 million at auction

UNDER THE HAMMER: Historic Hamilton fire station. Picture: Supplied

UNDER THE HAMMER: Historic Hamilton fire station. Picture: Supplied

THE historic former Hamilton fire station has officially hit the market after the last siren sounded earlier this year.

The circa 1925 building, which is located on Belford Street in Broadmeadow, was abandoned in July when new Fire and Rescue headquarters opened in Lambton.

The heritage-listed Hamilton station was one of three Newcastle stations to be emptied-out. While Fire and Rescue is yet to identify further uses for the Lambton and New Lambton stations, Hamilton is expected to fetch more than $1 million for the state government at auction next month.

Colliers International commercial director Matt Kearney said the site had attracted a steady stream of interest. The site is zoned for high density residential. A restaurant or bar, shop top housing and units have all been touted as future uses for the historic building.

“The fact that it’s a little bit different, a little bit quirky, is what’s going to generate that level of interest,” Mr Kearney said on Thursday.

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