The Former Abu Bakr School, Kent Street, Walsall, WS2 7AN

Freehold former school premises with development potential in Walsall

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Lot 27 Commercial Vacant Land/Development
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Auction details:

Wednesday 14th December 2022 @ 09:00AM

Live-streamed auction, you must pre-register to bid via our website with remote bidding online, by telephone or proxy

A Vacant Freehold Former School, occupying a site area of approximately 1.33 acres (0.54 hectares), standing within an established residential location, offering development potential for a wide variety of uses including residential, subject to the appropriate planning permission

Property Description

The property comprises a former school premises believed to have originally date from the early 1900s and occupies a level and regular shaped site extending to approximately 1.33 acres (0.54 hectares). The main building is single storey, and of traditional brick construction with a range of pitched tiled roofs and part flat roof and is currently configured to provide, a main entrance and reception area, hallway, office, WCs, main assembly hall, eight classrooms, various staff rooms, first aid room, stationery stores, dining room, former tuck shop and ancillary stores. The accommodation is in need of repair and refurbishment throughout. There is a separate single storey block comprised of temporary accommodation comprising a main entrance, school office and eight further classrooms. Externally there is a generous surfaced playground and car parking areas. The site extends to approximately 1.33 acres (0.54 hectares) and is considered suitable for development of a wide variety of alternative uses including residential, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning permission.


The property lies within an established predominately residential location with frontages to Kent Street and Derby Street. A short distance from the main B4210 Bloxwich Road.
The property lies approximately 2 miles north of Walsall Town Centre and has good access to the Midland motorway network via Junction 10 of the M6 motorway approximately 2 miles distant.

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Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

Value Added Tax

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Auctioneer's Note

Please note that the completion period for this property is 8 weeks (56 days).

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

Remote Bidding Auction

This property is being offered via a remote bidding auction with bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only. You will need to pre-register for remote bidding, provide your identification and debit card details no later than 24 hours prior to the auction, please visit our website for further details.


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