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The Ski Club of Great Britain has sold its HQ in Wimbledon and is now looking for new premises.

Its offices and Club House in south London were on the market for £4m and the Club has now accepted an offer.

The price has not been revealed but the Club says it is in excess of the asking price.

Staff have been told the new offices will be in the same area of London.

It bought the building for around £2m in 1997 when it moved from its previous home in Eaton Square in Chelsea.

The Club was founded in 1903 and has a current membership of 28,500.

Last autumn it said it planned to sell its HQ within two years as we reported at the time

Last month we reported when it went on the market with some background to the decision to sell.

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The property represents over 80% of the Club's assets and the council believes "it is better to diversify the asset base, developing a more balanced portfolio in order to provide greater financial security for the future of the Club."
The Club's governing council commissioned a detailed feasibility study to look at re-developing the site with the options of a commercial premises and also as a mixed-use building.

Costs would have been around £1.5m and it was decided that the risk and cost of the project was too high.

The council also concluded it would have distracted management away from the running of the Club.

The Club is now looking for alternatives in the area and it expects to move in 12 months time.

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