The Former Methodist Church, West Street, Swadlincote, Derbyshire, DE11 9DE

Former Methodist Church in Swadlincote

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Wednesday 20th October 2021 @ 09:00AM

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A Substantial Freehold former church building situated within the Swadlincote Conservation Area for which planning permission has been granted for change of use to form 8 No. spacious apartments and which may have potential for alternative configurations subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission or other consents

Property Description

The property comprises a lofty brick building with a pitched roof for which planning permission has been granted for change of use to form 8 no. large Apartments. When converted it is estimated the scheme would have GIA of approaching 8,000 sq.ft. and there may be scope to reconfigure the scheme subject to obtaining any necessary planning permission or other consents.


The property fronts onto West Street and Market Street in Swadlincote Town Centre. Other business centres such as Burton on Trent, Derby, Tamworth and Birmingham are about 5, 15, 15 & 31 miles respectively whilst the national motorway network is accessible via Junction 11 of M42 Motorway which is about 8 miles.


We understand that the building is Freehold. For further information in respect of tenure and other legal aspects and requirements please refer to the legal pack.


The property is situated in Swadlincote and any planning enquiries should be addressed to the Local Planning Authority, South Derbyshire District Council.
We understand that planning permission Ref 9/2018/0976 for ‘change of use of church and church hall and associated works into 13 residential apartments at the former Methodist Church West Street Swadlincote’ subject to conditions and a S106 Agreement was granted on 13th November 2019. For avoidance of doubt we would note that only the Church element of this application, which it is proposed be converted into 8 No apartments, is included in this Lot.
Interested parties must make their own enquiries of the Local Planning Authority in respect of planning and independently satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the property and site for any use or development they may propose.


Mains services are understood to be available within the vicinity of the property but interested parties should independently satisfy themselves as to the availability and suitability of any mains services for their particular requirements.

Ground Conditions & Contamination

Prospective purchasers must undertake their own investigations with regard to ground conditions and fully satisfy themselves as to the suitability of the site for any use they may propose.

Plans/Aerial Photographs

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Value Added Tax

We understand that VAT will not be chargeable on this transaction. For clarification, please refer to the legal pack.

Auctioneers Note

Please note offers will be considered prior to the Auction Sale.

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