Former church and meeting rooms in Stoke appearing at Bond Wolfe Auction’s next sale
A pair of large community halls in Stoke that were once a church and meeting rooms are one of the star attractions at the next Bond Wolfe Auctions online auction at the end of this month.
The Winchester Halls, on Winchester Avenue, which have around 7,424 sq ft of space and sit on a site of approximately 0.9 acres, come with a guide price* of £250,000+.
Originally built as a Methodist church in the 1960s with the second hall added later, the lot will appear in the livestreamed auction on Wednesday 31 March.
Ian Tudor, managing director of Bond Wolfe Auctions, said: “These well-known halls currently benefit from D1 planning consent allowing for uses such as a day nursery, community centre and religious purposes.
“However, the site is also considered suitable for redevelopment for residential uses, subject to planning permission.”
The freehold halls, which are currently vacant, have an entrance lobby, two large purpose-built halls with stage areas, with the main hall also having a gallery area to the rear.
There are also meeting rooms, offices, toilets, kitchen and store rooms, with parking and grounds outside.
Mr Tudor said: “The Winchester Halls are located within an established residential estate within the suburb of Bentilee, around two miles south-east of Hanley town centre.
“The area has benefitted from significant regeneration in recent years and provides a good range of facilities, with plenty of shopping and recreational areas in Stoke city centre to the west.”
The halls are just one of 226 lots appearing in the next Bond Wolfe Auction’s online auction which starts at 8.30am on Wednesday 31 March.
The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe Auctions’ website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only.