Teesside independent commercial property consultants Dodds Brown has sold a 25,000 sq ft office building in Stockton-on-Tees for more than its asking price.

Acting on behalf of a private client, Stephen Brown, Dodds Brown Senior Partner, sold the freehold of Innovation House, Yarm Road, Stockton on Tees, TS18 3TN, a 24,477 sq ft, three storey, modern office building on a 3.5 acre site, to the Witherslack Group for a sum in excess of the quoting price of £1.5 million.

Situated very close to the A66, Innovation House was constructed in the 1960’s and has been substantially refurbished to provide quality office accommodation with extensive car parking and lawned areas on a 3.5 acre site and until recently was occupied by one of the area’s leading firm of lawyers.

It is understood that the Witherslack Group intends to convert the existing building and site into a special needs school.

Mr Brown, who has worked in commercial property in Teesside for more than 30 years, says: “In the current market it is a real achievement to realise more than the asking price for any office building.  Innovation House is in a good location, near to the A66, Preston Farm Business Park and a burgeoning retail and leisure area on Yarm Road itself, anchored by the new Lidl store.  As a result, we had considerable interest in the property from a range of users and developers.”

Dodds Brown is marketing a range of office accommodation in and around Stockton.  Further information is available from Stephen Brown on tel. 01642 244130 or by email: s.brown@doddsbrown.co.uk or via the firm’s website www.doddsbrown.co.uk.

From its offices in Middlesbrough, Dodds Brown LLP is the largest independent commercial property surveying practice headquartered on Teesside.  It offers a comprehensive commercial property service and unrivalled local market knowledge across Teesside and throughout the Tees Valley.  Dodds Brown has been trading for more than 125 years and its senior management team has in excess of 100 years combined experience.