Cambridge electrical shop gutted by dramatic fire now up for auction

The Mill Road building will need substantial refurbishment

Cambridge electrical shop gutted by dramatic fire now up for auction

H Gee’s was a Cambridge institution which had sold electrical goods on Mill Road since 1962. In 2017, Mr Gee told CambridgeshireLive that the shop was unashamedly old fashioned: “We still have old-style light bulbs and batteries.”

A fire broke out at the shop on July 15, 2019, raging for 19 hours while fire crews battled it from outside the building. More than 90 firefighters were joined at the scene by police officers and ambulance crews.

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  • No one was injured but 29 households were evacuated. After the fire, the building was boarded up and has stood empty for nearly five years.

    The building is listed as a commercial lot by Cheffins. A description of the lot said: “The building is in need of substantial refurbishment but gives buyers a rare chance to acquire such a building in this thriving part of the city.”

  • Ian Kitson, Director at Cheffins, said: “As ever, we have a wide range of lots at our upcoming auction, with opportunities for both investors and owner occupiers. Central Cambridge lots are always rare, and we are therefore excited to offer four such opportunities in this catalogue, which we hope will excite potential buyers.

    ” These sit within a catalogue that contains a variety of lots, spread across a wide geographical area, and therefore should offer something for most buyers.” The auction will take place on March 6 with bidding available in person and online.

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