Place of Worship for sale

Horwich Moor Methodist Church, Old Lane

Under Offer Sale by Tender

Property Description

Key features

  • Attractive detached former Church premises
  • Stunning views over nearby countryside
  • Class D1 use on a 469.99 Sq m (5,037 Sq ft) site
  • Potential for other uses or redevelopment (subject to planning permission)
  • Offers in excess of 200,000
  • Best and final bids to be submitted by Friday, 9th September 2016

Full description

LOCATION
Horwich Moor Methodist Church is located on Old Lane in a well regarded and sought after residential position on the outskirts of Horwich positioned in a semi-rural location. Immediate access is available to the nearby countryside, including popular walking routes along Wallsuches and Georges Lane.
Whilst the property occupies a semi-rural position, Horwich Town Centre is situated approximately 1.5 - 2 miles west. Middlebrook Retail Park, Junction 6 of the M61 Motorway and Horwich Parkway Train Station is also only approximately 2.5 miles south.
DESCRIPTION
The subject site is located (see attached plan) fronting onto Old Lane in a very well regarded residential area of Bolton.
The premises comprise a detached single storey purpose-built place of Worship dating from approximately 1869. The elevations are predominantly of stone with pitched slate roof, with a single storey section being of brick on the left hand side of the property.
The property is accessed upon its right hand elevation via a single pedestrian entrance door which leads into a small vestibule and subsequently, the main worship hall.
Beyond this is the old school area which incorporates small kitchenette. The WCs are accessed externally and include disabled WC facility, together with a shared single male/female WC.
Externally, there are attractive landscaped gardens plus a small remembrance some area adjacent to the entrance of the property. The property benefits from excellent views across the adjacent privately owned fields.
ACCOMMODATION
In accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice, (6th Edition), we have calculated the following approximate Gross Internal Areas:-
Church
Entrance Vestibule - 24 sq ft
Main Church Hall - 1,120 sq ft
Old School Area inc. Kitchen - 433 sq ft
Boiler Room/Stores - 92 sq ft
WC Facilities (inc. disabled WC) - 92 sq ft
TOTAL - 1,761 sq ft
The site which the property lies on totals approximately 469.99 sq m (5,037 sq ft).
SERVICES
We understand that all mains services are connected to the property.
Please note that Lamb & Swift Commercial have not tested any of the service installations or appliances connected to the property and that we are therefore unable to comment upon their adequacy or condition.
PLANNING
We understand the property has been used for many years as a Church Hall and this use class falls within Class D1 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987, as amended.
Class D1 includes such uses as Medical and Health Services, Creche, Day Nursery, Day Centres, Non-Residential Education, Training Centres and of course, Places of Worship.
We consider the property to be suitable for other uses or in particular for residential redevelopment subject to gaining the necessary planning consents.
Interested parties are encouraged to contact Bolton Metropolitan Borough Council and their Planning Department regarding any proposals.
TENURE
The property is held freehold and free from chief rent.
METHOD OF SALE
Interested parties are advised to submit their Best and Final Offers to purchase the property by a final closing date of 12 noon on Friday, 9th September 2016.
Offers should be submitted to the offices of Lamb & Swift Commercial in a sealed envelope marked “Horwich Moor Methodist Church”.
All offers will be opened simultaneously following the closing date.
Offers should be submitted on a Subject to Contract basis and should clearly state any conditions which relate to the offer. Offers which are submitted subject to the Purchaser obtaining any alternative planning consent should set out full details of the planning conditions.
Interested parties are requested to provide specific confirmation that funding is available to proceed with the purchase and that they would be in a position to exchange contracts within 28 days from receipt of full package legal documentation from the Vendor’s Solicitor.
The Vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest or indeed any offer to buy the property.
VAT
VAT is not applicable.
EPC
N/A - Place of Worship is exempt.
LEGAL COSTS
Each party are to be responsible for their own legal costs involved in the transaction.
VIEWING
Strictly by appointment with sole agents, LAMB & SWIFT.
Contact: Nick Swift, Daniel Westwell
E-mail: nswift@lambandswift.com
dwestwell@lambandswift.com
Website: www.lambandswift.com

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Nearest stations

  • Horwich Parkway (1.5 mi)
  • Lostock (1.8 mi)
  • Blackrod (2.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lamb & Swift Commercial, Bolton

179 Chorley New Road Bolton BL1 4QZ

01204 299115 Local call rate

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Nearest stations

  • Horwich Parkway (1.5 mi)
  • Lostock (1.8 mi)
  • Blackrod (2.2 mi)
Distances are straight line measurements from centre of postcode

To view this property or request more details, contact:

Lamb & Swift Commercial, Bolton

179 Chorley New Road Bolton BL1 4QZ

01204 299115 Local call rate

How much will it cost me to call the number displayed on the site?

Standard geographic charges from landlines and mobiles apply and calls may be included in your telecom provider's call package.

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