No fire sale at historic station

THE historic former Hamilton fire station has officially hit the market after the last siren sounded earlier this year.

The circa 1925 building, which is located on Belford Street in Broadmeadow, was abandoned in July when new Fire and Rescue headquarters opened in Lambton.

The heritage-listed Hamilton station was one of three Newcastle stations to be emptied out.

While Fire and Rescue is yet to identify further uses for the Lambton and New Lambton stations, Hamilton is expected to fetch more than $1 million for the state government at auction next month.

Colliers International commercial director Matt Kearney said the site had attracted a steady stream of interest. 

The site is zoned for high density residential. A restaurant or bar, shop top housing and units have all been touted as future uses for the historic building.

“The fact that it’s a little bit different, a little bit quirky, is what’s going to generate that level of interest,” Mr Kearney said on Thursday.

“We will leave it to the market to decide, but we are expecting a million plus.”

The site area is approximately 911sqm.