Former RAF Coltishall officers’ mess sold at auction for £827,000

The former RAF Coltishall officers' mess, sold at auction. SIMON RIGGALL

The former RAF Coltishall officers' mess, sold at auction. SIMON RIGGALL - Credit: Archant

A complex of buildings that made up the RAF Coltishall officers mess has fetched £827,000 at auction.

The buildings, off Jaguar Drive, Badersfield, are part of the 600-acre former military base, which was bought from the Ministry of Justice in 2013 by Norfolk County Council for £4 million, before being redeveloped as Scottow Enterprise Park.

Bidding started at £300,000 in an online auction for the site yesterday.

After initial interest from three bidders, the third bidder dropped out when the price rose to £456,000 but the remaining two kept going until the final price of £827,000 was reached, going to the second bidder.

The original officers' mess block dates from 1939/40 and consists of a red brick beneath a red tile roof, the front block being arranged on ground floor with dining hall and leisure facilities.

The former RAF Coltishall officers' mess. Photo: SIMON RIGGALL

The former RAF Coltishall officers' mess. Photo: SIMON RIGGALL - Credit: Archant

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The former officers' mess site at RAF Coltishall. Image: NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL

The former officers' mess site at RAF Coltishall. Image: NORFOLK COUNTY COUNCIL - Credit: Archant