The property is located on Union Street, the centre of Torquay. It is strategically well located given its proximity to the principal vehicular routes into and out of the town - the A379 and A3022.
It is situated within the urban area of Torquay which lies 22 miles (35 km) south of Exeter along the A380 on the north of Torbay, 38 miles (61 km) north-east of Plymouth, adjoining he neighbouring towns of Paignton and Brixham to the west. The site is within the Town Centre boundary and is adjacent to Lymington Road car park and the Town Hall and Council Offices.
It is set back from the road. The topography falls away to the rear of the building and as such the building sits into the hillside along Trematon Avenue.
The site contains a small associated unloading/parking area to the rear of the building. Beyond that is the Lymington Road car park.
It is a two storey building with small basement of concrete frame construction with facing masonry and brick under flat roof with a lower ground floor and undercroft parking.
Windows are double glazed casement units. Heating is gas fired wet radiator system.
Internally the accommodation includes reception area offices and courtroom and cells at lower level. The whole site extends to approximately 0.118 ha (0.291 acres).