The Former Akrill Methodist Church, The Uplands, Smethwick, B67 6BJ

Freehold former church premises in Smethwick

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Lot 114 Commercial Vacant
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Auction details:

Thursday 13th July 2023 @ 09:00AM

Live-streamed Auction

A Vacant Freehold Former Church Premises extending to approximately 6,266 sq.ft. (582.12 sq.m.), on a site of approximately 0.45 acres (0.18 hectares), considered suitable for a variety of alternative uses or redevelopment, subject to the necessary planning permissons

Property Description

The property comprises a large former church premises, with a tower to one corner and surfaced car parking, situated within a broadly triangular site, with prominent frontages to Londonderry Lane and The Uplands. The premises have undergone some repair and improvement works including part mezzanine floors, in recent years by the current owners. The accommodation is currently configured to provide main entrance lobby, large worship hall, large commercial kitchen, large dining room, various meeting rooms, ancillary stores and WCs. The property benefits from many original features and gas fired central heating. Outside there is car parking for approximately 10 cars.


The property occupies a prominent position at the junction of The Uplands and Londonderry Lane, conveniently situated for the centre of Smethwick, which is approximately half a mile distant and good access to the national motorway network via junction 1 of the M5 motorway, approximately 2½ miles distant.
Birmingham City Centre lies approximately 4 miles distant and other business centres including West Bromwich, Walsall and Dudley are about 3, 9 and 6 miles respectively.
The property stands within a well established residential neighbourhood and opposite Smethwick Cricket Club.

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Freehold – Vacant possession upon completion.

Value Added Tax

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Auctioneer's Note

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

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