UK’s most expensive car park outside London sells for £ 45,000
A parking space sold in Cornwall for £ 45,000, which would be the highest amount ever sold for land outside London.
The space is a run-of-the-mill patch of tarmac in a parking lot and sits on a hill half a mile from the waterfront, overlooking the sea.
As well as being the most expensive far from the capital, it is also considered the most expensive outdoor car park in the UK.
Two years ago an underground car park sold in Knightsbridge for £ 155,000 and earlier this year another gated space in the same block went up for sale for £ 350,000.
The spaces are presumably intended for supercars as they are caged and are guarded by 24-hour staff and CCTV to deter thieves.
By comparison, the space in Cornwall, however, has no safety features to brag about.
The excessive price came as demand for parking has increased since the start of the G7 summit last week and holidaymakers flocked to the area during the recent sunny weather.
The ad for the space simply said, “One parking space for one vehicle. Located in town close to local amenities. A good size with easy access.
“Located on Porthminster Terrace in a location close to town. One parking space, a good size with easy access. Conveniently located close to town.”