Surbiton police station has been put up for sale.

The former school on Ewell Road is advertised in property publication Estates Gazette today marketed by estate agents Knight Frank.

The future of the police station has been under doubt since the Alexandra, Berrylands and Tolworth police officers moved to a new office in Millbank House in September 2009.

At the time, borough commander Martin Greenslade said: "I walked around the old Surbiton police station and I’ve never seen such a grotty facility in my life and I’m surprised our team survived in it as long as it did."

When the Chessington and Hook safer neighbourhood teams move to their own police office at the end of the month, the station will be virtually empty.

Police said the station was likely to close by Friday with the new counter at nearby Millbank House opening on Monday.

The Metropolitan Police's estates strategy envisages selling off 'ageing buildings' and replacing them with user-friendly counters in shopping centres, schools, hospitals, churches or council buildings.