House site with full planning permission, 49 St Olaf Street, Lerwick

Offers in the Region of £90,000
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Offers in the Region of £90,000




By arrangement.


This is a fantastic, very rare opportunity for a new-build right in the centre of town, early viewing recommended – please telephone 07831 297 131 or email [email protected]


Open plan lounge / dining kitchen, lower lounge, four bedrooms, three bath / shower rooms (one en-suite), further room & utility room.


Unique opportunity to acquire a house site with detailed planning permission already in place for a three storey four bedroom detached town house of conservation style in keeping with this prime central Lerwick conservation area location.

The site which fronts on to St Olaf Street where there is an existing stone wall, is fully serviced with electric, water and sewerage connections.

The proposed accommodation includes a large open-plan lounge / dining kitchen & entrance porch on the ground floor, an en-suite bedroom, second bedroom, further room & bathroom on the first floor, plus another lounge, two further bedrooms, a shower room & utility room on the lower ground floor.

Garden areas to the front & rear, with several mature trees in the back garden.

General Information

The site has detailed planning permission for a three storey detached house of conservation style in keeping with its surroundings, being in the Lerwick conservation area.

The plan layout has been changed to accommodate a large open plan lounge, dining kitchen at ground level, adding a lounge at lower ground level, with an en-suite added to bedroom1 on the first floor.

Alternative house plans can be accommodated on the site. For example a smaller two storey house could be an option (discussions with the planning department would be required).

The site fronts onto St Olaf Street where there is an existing stone wall, with further stone walls to the entire south and west boundaries. The north boundary consists of a section of stone wall and a section of timber fencing leaving a part still to be enclosed.

The site is fully serviced with electric, water and sewerage connections.

Full planning permission is in place (Ref: 2016/020/PPF). A building warrant can be provided with the existing plans.

The proposed construction will be a timber frame clad with a blockwork outer skin with a wet harl finish, under a natural slate roof.


Ground floor:

Entrance vestibule (2.1m x 1.9m) with cupboard off (1.5m x 0.8m)

Open plan lounge, dining kitchen covering the whole ground floor area of the house (9.0m x 5.6m) with stair off to lower ground floor and first floor.

Lower Ground Floor:

Open plan lounge with stair from ground floor (5.8m x 3.6m)

Bedroom 3 (3.0m x 2.8m)

Bedroom 4 (3.0m x 2.8m)

Shower room (3.1m x 2.0m) with shower, WC and WHB

Utility room (3.0m x 2.3m) with door to outside

First floor:

Large hallway (3.8 x 1.9m)

Bedroom 1 (3.8m x 3.5m) with en-suite shower

Room off (2.1 x 1.7)

Bedroom 2 (3.5m x 3.0m)

Bathroom (3.0m x 2.1m)


Garden to the front incorporates two sunken garden areas between the house and the existing stone wall at the pavement.

  • Under the entrance path a garden store would be provided.
  • To the rear is a sheltered garden with a number of mature trees.

There is no parking on-site but ample on-street parking immediately available.

Property Location

The site is situated on the west side of St Olaf Street just to the south of the junction with Union Street. The site is to the left of No.51 St Olaf Street which sits on the corner of St Olaf Street and Union Street.

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