Salisbury's former Capita building to be auctioned off for housing

Salisbury's former Capita building to be auctioned off for housing

Published by Faye Tryhorn at 5:52am 30th June 2020.

2 minute read

The Castle Street site was also previously home to a Spitfire factory during the Second World War - but could soon be turned into flats.

There's a huge guide price for the building and its land, with bidding expected to reach over £3 million.

The site already has planning permission to be redeveloped into 66 flats.

Castle Street Capita Site Flats Planning Drawing
Planning documents for the site show how any new flats would look - the red outline is the existing elevations of the building for comparison

The building's set to be sold off in an online only auction on Thursday 9th July from 2.00pm.

Peter Mayo is from the auctioneers, Acuitus

"Given the site's location and the fact that it already has planning permission for residential development, we feel that it provides an interesting opportunity for a potential buyer."

Capita building (Faye Marsh)
The building on Salisbury's Castle Street, when it was home to Capita


The Castle Street location was once home to a factory that made nearly 2,000 Spitfire aircraft between 1941 and 1947.

Those were made by the British Armed Forces during World War Two and the site was awarded a Blue Plaque by the Salisbury Civic Society, in honour of its work.

Spitfire Factory Castle Street Site Salisbury
The blue plaque that's on the building and what the spitfire factory floor was like in the 1940s

The story of the Spitfires being made at various sites in Salisbury also became subject of a popular documentary film, back in 2017.

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