Former Stoke Methodist church with redevelopment potential goes under the hammer at next Bond Wolfe auction
A former Methodist church in Stoke-upon-Trent could finally be brought back into service when it comes up for sale at Bond Wolfe’s next auction on Wednesday 14 December.
The former Methodist Church in Victoria Road, Fenton, on the six towns of Stoke, will feature in the livestreamed auction with a guide price* of £220,000+.
The Primitive Methodist chapel was first erected in the Potteries town in 1884 and re-erected in 1902 but finally closed on Christmas Eve 2014, with its congregation transferring to Temple Street Methodist Church half a mile away.
Ian Tudor, joint managing director auctions at Bond Wolfe, said: “This highly prominent freehold former chapel building has undergone substantial improvements over the years but remains unoccupied.
“It would be suitable for a wide variety of alternative uses including day nursery, community uses, meeting rooms, educational, leisure, retail and residential subject to obtaining the necessary planning consents.
“An attractive property, it offers generous and versatile accommodation over two floors.
“It has been partly renovated with the installation of a robust mezzanine floor, rewiring, new plumbing, a partial new roof and the majority of windows have been replaced with UPVC double glazed units.”
With 3,659 sq ft of space over two floors, the former chapel is currently configured to provide a spacious ground floor hall of 1,296 sq ft, with stairs to the new mezzanine floor. There are three rooms which are currently in shell form and four further rooms which have been re-plastered throughout on the first floor.
Outside is an enclosed rear yard accessed via a rear service road and offering the potential to create some off-road parking. There is also a cellar beneath the church.
It occupies a prominent position fronting the main A50, Victoria Road near to its junction with Adrian Street in Fenton. It is within easy reach of the A500, A34 and a short distance from Longton, Hanley, Newcastle and Stoke itself.
Mr Tudor added: “The building is surrounded by a vibrant mix of residential, commercial and retail properties whilst the popular Fenton Park is a short walk away, adding to its attraction.
“We expect this property to attract considerable interest from investors and developers alike at our upcoming live-streamed auction in December. We are confident a sale will finally bring long-awaited life back to this former chapel, which must be to the benefit of the local area.”
The former Victoria Road Methodist Chapel is among scores of properties due to appear in Bond Wolfe’s next auction which is due to start at 9am on Wednesday 14 December.
The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet.
For more details and to register to bid visit www.bondwolfe.com/property-auctions-west-midlands/ or email [email protected], or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510.