A former school site which has the potential to be redeveloped into housing is on the market for £4.5 million.

The plot in Radinden Manor Road, Hove, was home to Brighton Girls Junior School until September 2021 when the children were moved to the main site in Montpelier Road, Brighton.

Now the 1.7 acres with 37,000sqft of existing buildings is up for sale, with estate agents Knight Frank saying there is potential to redevelop the site for “alternative uses subject to the necessary consents” including “residential or senior living”.

In the listing brochure, Knight Frank said a planning report has been prepared which sets out the planning parameters of the property and development possibilities.

Knight Frank said the school had worked with IID Architecture and Nexus Planning to prepare a “high level” feasibility of residential development and senior living/extra care schemes.

A preapplication has been submitted to Brighton and Hove City Council, it said.

“The property comprises a main red brick building of traditional masonry construction with flat roof and UPVC double glazing throughout,” said Knight Frank.

“The main building previously housed a reception, dining room and servery, the music rooms, library and science laboratories, art studio and ICT.

“The main building also housed the nursery, a large spacious area with a purpose built outdoor play area.”

To the south east of the plot is the caretaker's bungalow which the listing says will become vacant in April.

The hard playing courts and astro-turf, which was completed in 2016, will not be sold but will be retained by the school.

A school spokesman said: "Following the successful return of the prep school to the main Brighton Girls’ school site in 2022, part of the Radinden Manor Road site is up for sale. Brighton Girls’ will retain the sports pitches and is committed to the continued availability of recreation and sports activities for students and the local community."