Grand designs for Flamborough’s former coastguard station

The former coastguard station at Flamborough as it looks now.
The former coastguard station at Flamborough as it looks now.

Here is a first look at what Flamborough’s former coastguard station will look like when it is transformed into a state-of-the-art home.

The building was sold at auction in London last October for £170,000 - even though it had a guide price of just £25,000.

The four-storey home will have three bedrooms and an observatory at the top

The four-storey home will have three bedrooms and an observatory at the top

A planning application has now been made by the new owner Zahid Iqbal to convert the property into a stunning holiday home.

A design statement by CRL Architects says: “It is proposed to replace the existing building with a four-storey building in a modern style with extensive glass to the south and east sides to take advantage of the views of the sea.”

There will be an extension on the ground floor to allow two bedrooms to be created. The first floor will have a third bedroom and the second floor will be home to the kitchen, dining room and living area.

A spiral staircase will then lead up to a ‘mezzanine observatory’ with glorious views out over the headland, creating one of the most distinctive houses on this stretch of the Yorkshire coast.

The building sold for �170,000 at auction in October

The building sold for �170,000 at auction in October

“The proposed use of the developed building is as a holiday home for the applicant and his extended family,” said the architect’s statement.

“It is envisaged that it will only be used by members of the family and possibly a few very close friends. It is further envisaged that the proposal will be occupied for up to about 50% of the time.”

The agents added that informal consultations have been held with neighbours and the proposals have been shown to the parish council.

The property was built in 1940 and was part of a row of coastguard cottages, before being upgraded into a coastguard station.

The Maritime and Coastguard Agency sold the building after making it redundant when it transferred the Flamborough coastguard operation to Bridlington.