COUNCIL chiefs have agreed to the sale of Montgomerie House last week.

Offers for the council property, which has been home to the council’s Streetscene team and KA Leisure, were considered by NAC’s Cabinet on Tuesday last week.

North Ayrshire Council are currently unable to say who is purchasing the property, located just outside Kilwinning, or how much they have been offered.

However the council were inviting offers in excess of £195,000 from interested parties.

Completed in 2006 the building comprise a three-storey office building of cavity brick and blockwork construction with pitched and tiled roof.

A North Ayrshire Council spokesperson said: “We can confirm that Cabinet considered offers for the purchase of Montgomerie House, Kilwinning, and agreed to progress the sale of the property to one of the bidders.

“Due to commercial confidentiality, we are unable to discuss details of the decision at this time.”

The section of the last week’s cabinet meeting was closed to the press and public due to members ‘considering the financial or business affairs of a person other than the authority as well as terms proposed or to be proposed by or to the authority regarding negotiations for a contract for the acquisition or disposal of property’.

Documents offering the sale of the property state: “In accordance with council policy the purchaser will be responsible for the Council’s Legal and Estates fees associated with the transaction.

Fees will be 1.5 per cent of the purchase price. In this case the fees will be capped at £2,500 and must be paid by the purchaser prior to date of entry.

“The property is fully DDA (Disability Discrimination Act) compliant, including a passenger lift.

“Flexible office accommodation is available on each floor together with toilets and kitchen facilities. The subjects are fully double glazed and have a gas central heating system.”