Former Banbury Trades & Labour Club, 32 West Bar Street, Banbury, Oxfordshire, OX16 9RR

Freehold former club premises in Banbury

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Thursday 21st July 2022 @ 09:30AM

Holte Suite, Aston Villa FC, Trinity Rd, Birmingham B6 6HE & Live Stream

A Spacious Freehold Town Centre Former Club Premises with Excellent Car Parking, considered suitable for a variety of alternative uses including residential development, subject to the necessary planning permissions

Property Description

The property comprises a spacious former club premises, which was the home to the Banbury Trades and Labour Club since the 1950s. Occupying a prime Town Centre location, the premises consist of two adjacent sites, totalling approximately 0.5 acres (2,100 sq.m.). The larger area is occupied by the main club premises and the smaller area currently provides generous, barrier controlled surfaced car parking. There is a public right of way running between the two sites. The accommodation comprises on the ground floor a main function room with a stage, bars, recreation room, commercial kitchen, beer cellar and WCs and extends to approximately 10,763 sq.ft. (1,000 sq.m.). There is useful basement storage extending to approximately 488 sq.ft. (45.4 sq.m.). On the first floor there is another function room and bar with ancillary storage extending to approximately 1,442 sq.ft. (134 sq.m.). There is a separately accessed three bedroom flat above the front of the building, which could provide manager or staff accommodation. The property is considered suitable for a continuation of its existing use as a club/hospitality venue or alternative uses including retail, community, religious, educational, medical and nursery uses. The site may also be suitable for residential development, all subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.


The property occupies a prominent position fronting the northern side of the B4035, West Bar Street, a short distance from Banbury Cross in the heart of Banbury Town Centre.
Within the immediate vicinity there is a mix of professional offices, retail and residential uses, with Banbury and Bicester College also within close proximity.
Banbury is a popular and attractive market town, close to the Cotswolds in Oxfordshire, located approximately 64 miles north west of London, 37 miles south east of Birmingham and 22 miles north west of Oxford.
Banbury has excellent access to the national motorway network via junction 11 of the M40 motorway and Banbury railway station has regular services to London Marylebone and Birmingham via the Chiltern Mainline.

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Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

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Please note that the Auction will be held at Aston Villa FC (Holte Suite), and livestreamed via our website.  If you cannot attend in person, you can take part remotely via Proxy, Telephone or Internet. If you wish to bid remotely you must pre-register via our website no later than 24 hours prior to the auction. Please click here for further details.


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