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St Saviours Road, Leicester

Guide Price £250,000

Property Description

Key features

  • Rare Opportunity
  • Victorian Church
  • Former School
  • Appointment Only
  • Offers in writing by 29th July 2016

Full description


Introduction - ** OFFERS REQUIRED IN WRITING BY FRIDAY 29th JULY 2016 5.00PM**

On the instructions of the Church Commissioners for England and the Leicester Diocesan Board of Finance, expressions of interest are invited for St Saviours Church and Neighbourhood Centre, Leicester.

The Church is a major landmark and combined with the Neighbourhood Centre offers the potential for a range of uses (subject to the necessary consents).

St Saviours Church - A large Grade II* Victorian Gothic Church designed by Sir George Gilbert Scott, built in 1875-77. It is the last and largest Church that this famous architect designed in Leicester.

The building is constructed from red brick elevations (with some stone dressings), stone spire and slate roof covering.

The church is laid out in a cruciform plan with 5-bay aisled nave, transepts, south-west tower and apsed chancel with flanking chapels.

The building has a gross internal floor area of approx 6,663 sq. feet (619 sq. metres) and has a significant vertical emphasis. The overall church site extends to approx 0.69 acres (0.277 ha). There are no known burials within the site.

St Saviours Neighbourhood Centre - Built in 1882-83 to a design by a local architect Stockdale Harrison, the property was originally a Church School. The building is constructed from red brick elevations under a Swithland Slate roof. The main block is two-storeyed, with a hall on each floor, and, with ancillary/ meeting rooms off. There is an attached single storey block facing onto St Saviours Road that consists of a further hall. The building has a gross internal floor area of approx. 7,190sq. feet (668 sq. metres). The building sits within an overall site of approx. 0.23 acres (0.091 ha), with enclosed former playground areas at each end of the building. Since the building closed for business it has suffered significant damage. The Neighbourhood Centre is a local heritage asset.

Planning - The properties have potential for various uses and an informal planning brief has been agreed with the local Planning Authority and Historic England available on the selling agents website. The Church, and Neighbourhood Centre currently fall within Use Class D1 (Non-Residential Institutions) of the Town and Country Planning (Use Classes) Order 1987 (as amended).

Possible alternative uses which may be acceptable to the Local Planning Authority and Historic England (subject to details/ consents) include:-
A3 (Food and Drink), Class B1 (Business), Class C1 (Hotels), Class C2 (Residential Institutions), Class C3 (Residential) Class D1 (Non-Residential Institutions), D2 (Assembly and Leisure).

Prospective purchasers are advised to consider the Informal Planning Brief and contact the Local Planning Authority & Historic England direct to discuss their proposals.

Method Of Sale - For Sale by Private Treaty

Preference will be given to a disposal of the property as a single lot. Expressions of interest are invited (please refer to the covering letter).

The vendors in consultation with the Local Planning Authority and Historic England are seeking a disposal of these buildings for a use or uses which will secure their long term future.

Conditions Of Sale - The property will be sold subject to conditions designed to prevent inappropriate uses of the site (and in particular of the church/ church site).

A copy of the standard restrictive covenants applicable to the sale of the church are located in the 'Resources' section of the selling agent's website.

Tenure - The property is offered for sale freehold and vacant possession will be given on completion.

Fixtures And Fittings - Items normally regarded as Tenant's Fixtures and Fittings are excluded from the sale.

Energy Performance Rating (Epc) - The church is exempt from the requirements for an EPC.

The Neighbourhood Centre has an Energy Performance Rating of G.

Further Information - Information containing the following details is available on the selling agent's website ( in the 'Resources' section of the website and located under the 'Planning and Development' heading.

1. St. Saviours Brochure Covering Letter
2. St. Saviours Brochure
3. St. Saviours Planning Brief
4. Appendix 3 - St. Saviours Tree Preservation Oder
5. Appendix 4 - St. Saviours Church Sketch Layout Plan
6. Appendix 4 - Neighbourhood Centre Floor Plan
7. Appendix 6 - Listing Description for Church
8. Appendix 7 - St Saviours Statement of Significance
9. St. Saviours Church Structural Condition Report
10. Neighbourhood Centre Structural Condition Report
11. St. Saviours Church Tower and Spire Inspection Report
12. Neighbourhood Centre EPC Certificate
13. Neighbourhood Centre EPC Report
14. New Uses for Closed Churches
15. Worship by Non-Christian Faiths
16. Church Buildings Council Letter
17. Church Buildings Council Report
18. Asbestos report for St. Saviours Church
19. Standard Restrictive Covenants

Contact & Viewings - To discuss any aspect of this sale or to arrange a viewing, please contact Andrew Granger & Co on 01509 243720 or via email to:

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18 April 2016

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