LOT 20

St Peters Methodist Church, 40 Pilkington Avenue, Newcastle, Staffordshire, ST5 3RE

VACANT FREEHOLD FORMER PLACE OF WORSHIP

Result: Postponed to our February 17th Auction Guide price: £455,000 Plus*

Auction Date

Thursday, 16th December 2021 12:00pm

The property comprises a detached former church, extending to approximately 7,836 SQ FT (727.96 SQ M) and set within 1.12 acres of grounds. The property was built in around 1938 and forms two parts with the main chapel and the former Sunday school and church hall. The building is built of brick construction under a mixture of flat felted roofs and pitched tiled roofs. The building is mainly single storey with two small areas of first floor over the rear of the building. The property is located within the residential area of the Westlands approximately one mile south west of Newcastle-under-Lyme. Newcastle has an estimated population of some 75,082 (Census 2011). Newcastle-under-Lyme is part of the wider North Staffordshire conurbation which includes Stoke-on-Trent and the Staffordshire Moorlands. There is good access to the A34 which runs through the Newcastle under Lyme conurbation which in turn provide access to the A500, an urban expressway through the heart of the North Staffordshire conurbation linking junctions 15 and 16 of the M6 Motorway. There is a Morrison’s and Sainsbury’s supermarket on the edge of the town centre and accessed off the A34 ring road. The property is in a residential area with schools close by.

Tenure

Freehold

Accommodation

The main entrance to the building is from The Square with large entrance area with access to the whole building. There are double doors from the entrance area into the main chapel which provides a large area with parka floor and painted walls and ceiling. A door to the rear provides access to a rear hallway and doors to the former vestry and a toilet.

From the main entrance there are doors to an office and toilet as well doors to an inner hallway and double doors into the church hall/function room. The function room has a parquet floor with painted walls and ceiling. There is a stage at one end of the building and stairs to a rear entrance. Above the stage stairs lead to a first floor area.

From the inner corridor there is access to male and female toilets as well as a kitchen and a further meeting room. There is also stairs to the first floor where there are two further meeting rooms.

There is also a cellar which houses two boilers.

Outside there is a large carpark with parking for approximately 60 cars and an area of grass to the side of the property. There are also gardens and lawn to the front of the property.

Planning

The property may be suitable for future development, however, we are aware that there are restricted covenants in favor of Newcastle under Lyme Borough Council with regard development attached to the property. Prospective purchasers must make their own enquiries as to whether these could be lifted by negotiations.

Auction Surveyor: Andrew Brown
Contact: 0208 5094470

Status

Postponed to our February 17th Auction

Joint Auctioneer

Richard Day

Contact: Richard Day Tel: 01782 212201

* The Notice to Bidders, which can also be seen on the inside front cover of the hard copy catalogue, includes a definition of Guide Price [section #17] Note that in addition to the purchase price there is a buyer’s administration fee [section #13] and there may be additional non-optional fixed or variable fees and costs [section #8]. To establish the full cost of purchasing a property, please inspect the legal documentation/special conditions. Please also check strettons.co.uk for updates.