Douglas Borough Council is to offer the horse tram stables and Tramway Terrace for sale.
The move forms part of a consolidation programme following the Council’s decision in January this year to discontinue the horse tram service, now the responsibility of the Department of Infrastructure.
Council Leader Councillor David Christian MBE JP said: ‘Part of the proposal considered by Tynwald regarding the horse tram service involved the creation of a combined tramway and stables operation. The stables and the three cottages that make up Tramway Terrace can therefore be released to provide some return on the financial support which the
‘Putting the stables and Tramway Terrace up for sale will also open up possibilities to re-purpose the Strathallan building - which the Council is in the process of transferring to the Department of Infrastructure – so it may serve as a tram store and stabling for the horses, plans having been previously drawn up for a combined hub at Strathallan.
‘In short, this is a measure the Council is taking to reinvigorate this stretch of Douglas promenade and reduce the financial burden on the ratepayers of
Commercial property consultants Chapman Chartered Surveyors have been instructed to handle the sale of behalf of the Council.