The county council has put another of its buildings in Winchester up for sale.

The Monarch Way complex is made up of three main office buildings and three car parking areas, with 80 spaces in total.

The site is around 1.6 miles southwest of Winchester and the 2,838 sqm building has been used for commercial, business, and service purposes and is available for freehold sale.

The buildings are a mix of single- and two-storey accommodations with double glazing, gas central heating, radiators, female and male kitchen toilets, a kitchen, and an accessible lift.

It was built as part of Montgomery of Alamein secondary school which was later merged with Danemark to form Kings'. Many people will remember the clock tower visible from the playing fields.

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In March, Hampshire County Council said it was looking to sell three buildings in Winchester, one of which is the Monarch Way site. 

These decisions, it said, resulted from Covid-19, which changed the way people work. Those changes allowed the council to accommodate the same number of staff in fewer buildings and reduce costs.

The other buildings are Three Minsters House, on High Street and Four Chimneys Family Centre, near Andover Road.

The leader of Hampshire County Council, Councillor Rob Humby, said: “We have always carefully monitored the use of our buildings to ensure they remain cost-effective and to release savings whenever possible. 

“We have been reviewing our office accommodation to understand the opportunities for further reductions, which will reduce recurring revenue costs and ensure the way we work remains efficient and effective. 

“We are keeping our staff, who are located in these buildings, regularly informed as plans progress. We always ensure relocations are made with minimal disruption to local services or to our residents.”