This is my foray into the world of suburban house hunting and my endless battle with normalcy and sameness.
Wednesday, July 9, 2014
Former Church and Halls, Bridge Street, Wick, KW1 4NG
Former Church and Halls, Bridge Street, Wick, KW1 4NG 7,879 sq ft Offers Over £80,000
Traditional stone build Church and Hall (Category B listed) prominently sited on the west side of Bridge Street, Wick with potential for development for a variety of uses.
The subjects of sale comprise a former Church and hall over three floors. The main walls are of traditional stonework under a pitched roof clad in slates. The building incorporates a spire and bell tower. On the front elevation there is a substantial leaded glass window with other large windows to the rear, two of which have stained glass. The main Church incorporates seating at ground level and first floor levels with the upper seating arranged in a horseshoe arrangement. At the lower ground floor level, and accessed both from Bridge Street and from the lane at the rear, there are a range of store rooms and the boiler house. The building is Category B Listed.
The property is situated on the west side of Bridge Street within the centre of the market town of Wick. It is surrounded by properties of mixed commercial styles including a nursing home, two banks, with the Town Hall and the Sheriff Court opposite. A number of shop units are in close proximity fronting Bridge Street which is the main A99 Latheron to John O’Groats road.
The accommodation comprises as follows:
Ground Floor: (approx 366sq m):
Two Entrance Vestibules 3.6m x 4.15m and 4.6m x 3.95m Main Church 17.5m x 17.59m plus 7.33m x3.5m
Fixed Seating with Two Stairwell Accesses 17.5m x 9.30m and 12.68m x 4.16m
Lower Ground Floor: (approx 366 sq.m): Vestibule Square Feet: Hall 7.4m x 7.2m Vestry 4.23m x 3.11m Kitchen 3.3m x 3.07m Cloakroom with WC 1.10m x 2.29m Store /large cupboard Boiler Room, plus 4 rooms (access from Bridge Street) Large store (access from rear of church).
The subjects are served with mains electricity, water and the drainage is connected to the main public sewer. Heating is provided by an oil fired central heating system with the boiler located in one of the lower ground floor stores with the oil storage tank located at the front.
As the property is Category B Listed it is recommended that all parties make their own enquiries with the Local Planning Department of The Highland Council as to whether their proposed use of the building requires any Planning and Listed Building consents. No fitments can be removed without prior approval of Highland Council.
As the property is currently empty, early entry can be given.
Viewing by appointment.
Offers in the region of £100,000 are invited and should be submitted in writing to:- Church of Scotland Law Department.