THE former Heugh Reservoir in North Berwick has been put up for sale, with planning permission in place to build a house there.

Allied Surveyors Scotland has been appointed to sell the building, seeking offers over £450,000.

Dating to about 1905, the circular building was previously a cold water storage facility that served the town until it was decommissioned by Scottish Water in 2004.

At 9,686 square feet, the property occupies a half-acre plot on Heugh Brae, one mile south of North Berwick town centre.

As well as its unique circle shape, one of its most unusual features is its dodecahedral-shaped B-listed roof.

The building is being sold with consent to develop a two-storey, six-bedroomed house on what is considered to be North Berwick’s most elevated residential development plot.

Planning permission was granted by East Lothian Council last April. Approved drawings show a plant room, gym, cinema, guest bedroom, bathroom, office, drawing room and ensuite bedroom on the lower level. Four ensuite bedrooms, a sitting room, kitchen and dining room make up the upper floor.

Iain Mercer, Allied Surveyors’ director of commercial agency (east), said: “This is a truly unique residential development plot with unrivalled views over North Berwick’s famous coastline.

“We anticipate keen interest from developers looking for a project with a significant ‘wow’ factor in one of Scotland’s most sought-after coastal towns.”

This is the second property in North Berwick that Allied Surveyors has worked on. In July, it completed the sale of the former Macdonald Marine Hotel staff accommodation block for in excess of the £1.353million asking price.