14th December 2011 back to news

Graham + Sibbald won tender Scottish Prison Service

Graham + Sibbald have been appointed by Scottish Prison Service to provide marketing services for the disposal of the former HMP Noranside site in Angus.

Graham + Sibbald’s appointment came after a successful tendering exercise undertaken when HMP Noranside was declared surplus by SPS.  The total site extends to 108 hectares (267 acres) and was latterly used as an open prison.  The site includes a former working farm, although recently the land has been primarily let on seasonal agreements, with areas of woodland and a former market garden also included.  The main Noranside house is Category B Listed and forms part of the extensive buildings found on the site, with a total floor area of some 8,000 square metres.  

Andrew Dandie, a Partner at Graham + Sibbald and head of the Dundee Commercial Department will head up the sale of the property and stated: “We are delighted to receive instructions from SPS to dispose of the Noranside property.  We are undertaking a strategic review for the site and are consulting with the relevant authorities in this regard.  We would hope to be in a position to bring the property to the open market in early 2012 but early interest has been encouraging for what is an unique property.”