Sale of school with Grade II listed building
in Dunstable

for ashton schools foundation

The school was earmarked for closure in the summer of 2016.

Bidwells was instructed to devise a sales strategy that acknowledged the sensitivities surrounding the site, whilst maximising the sales proceeds for the client.


What we did

  • Engaged early with the local planning authority to establish the planning parameters
  • Devised a robust and flexible marketing strategy
  • Openly marketed the site
  • Secured a favourable pree- application from CBC.








  • We secured a conditional sale on the best commercial terms for the client
  • Planning was secured in good time meaning the client wouldn’t be faced with a security liability
  • Legacy of the Listed Building secured
  • We delivered a receipt to the client that enables them to re-invest in their two other schools.



project value



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