A RARE opportunity has arisen to purchase a large former piece of Cumbrian aviation history.

H&H Land & Estates is selling Hangar 1 located on Kirkbride Airfield.

Situated just over a mile from Carlisle, the property in total extends to nearly six and a half acres, which includes the 4,742.22m2 Hanger and a former brick-built building with has potential to be converted into a residential dwelling subject to planning regulations.

The steel frame hangar is located opposite the main Kirkbride Airfield and benefits from sliding doors to the from and rear elevations. A small wooded area stands to the rear of the hangar and grassland wraps around the side and front of the building. Hangar 1, Lot 15 Kirkbride Airfield is for sale with a guide price of £250,000, through the Carlisle office of H&H Land & Estates.

From 1939 until its closure 1960, Kirkbride Airfield was a hive of activity, originally housing newly built aircraft ahead of them being delivered to frontline units and later becoming a storage unit for unwanted airframes. Throughout its time, the airfield would have seen just about every aircraft in RAF service.

On announcing details of the property, Thomas Armstrong at H&H Land & Estates in Carlisle, said: “This is an exciting and truly unique opportunity to purchase a large building. Subject to planning consents, the brick built property could be a delightful family/business linked dwelling. There are several other Hangers located around the airfield which offer a wide range of uses from agricultural storage, to commercial storage, wagon storage, plant and machinery.”

The hangar, offering such an extensive, covered area, has potential to lend itself to a number of different uses, such as an agricultural or commercial storage facility or a fantastic base for as construction business.

For more information or to arrange a viewing, please call the H&H Land & Estates on 01228 406260.