For sale by way of Auction Event on 29th February with SDL Auctions as unconditional with variable fee, A grade II listed, three story historic building having a gross internal area of approximately 4147 sqft (385 sqm) which was was originally built as a warehouse and wool market for the Louth Corporation in 1825 for the storage and sale of wool and since 1987 has been used by John Taylors as an auction room, but is now available for sale due to the purchase of new premises at 127, Eastgate, Louth. Please note that the property will be sold with a restrictive covenant prohibiting its use as an auction room. EPC rating D.
Louth is an attractive market town with a population of approximately 17,000 and enjoys a thrice weekly open market, independent shops and national retailers, three supermarkets, leisure centre, two Golf courses, cinema and theatre. The town is positioned on the edge of the Lincolnshire Wolds a designated area of natural beauty and is situated some 25 miles north -east of the city of Lincoln and some 16 miles south of the town of Grimsby.The property is situated close to the retail centre of the town and fronts onto Kidgate with a return frontage to Lee Street and is a mostly residential area but having a J D Wetherspoon directly opposite as well as pedestrian passage way linking Kidgate to Mercer Row and the town's main shopping area.
The property is constructed of solid red brick walls and has a traditional clay pan tile pitch roof. A single story extension was added in late 1990s by the current owners to provide office accommodation and toilets. The property retains many original features with Historic England stating that it is one of the best preserved storage warehouses into the period of Louth industrial expansion in the late 18th of the early 19th centuries. Although property has been used for many years as an auction room, it has the potential to be used for a number of alternative uses subject to any necessary local authority consents.
Single Ancillary Accommodation
Brick cavity construction with a pitch and pan tile roof. The accommodation comprises of:
Office Reception 2.95 x 5 metres
With fitted counter.
Kitchen 2.44 x 2.94 metres
With fitted wall and base cupboards, worktops, stainless steel sink and drainer, tiled floor and access to roof space.
Separate male and female/disabled WC.
The original three storey building comprises of:
Ground Floor 5.52 x 22 metres
With brick and part York flag stones, boarded ceiling (possibly containing asbestos) , power and lighting. Maximum length and minimum width measurements.
First Floor 5.54 x 22 metres
With access via an external metal staircase and having attractive ceiling beams, exposed largely original floorboards, power and lighting and internal staircase leading to the second floor. Maximum length and minimum width measurements.
Second Floor 5.48 x 22 metres
With attractive original roof timbers, largely original floorboards, and lighting. Maximum length measurement.
Block paved enclosed yard with large automatic timber gates.
The property has mains water, electricity and drainage.
The property is freehold.
Non Domestic Rates
According to the on line Valuation List for the 1st of April 2023, the property has the following description and rateable value :Description: Auction room and premises Rateable value: £9,200
The property purchase price is not subject to VAT.
The site and premises has been used for many years as an auction house and is classified as retail .We would advise that any interested parties contact East Lindsey District Council regarding any planning related matters in relation to this property. Tel: 01507 601111.
Please note that the adjoining site to the south of the property is in the ownership of John Taylors and has planning permission for a scheme of r houses under planning reference N/105/02305/22. The site currently for sale and a brochure can be obtained from our website or our office. Full plans and documents are available on East Lindsey District Councils planning portal.
The sale of this property will take place on the stated date by way of Auction Event and is being sold as Unconditional with Variable Fee (England and Wales).Binding contracts of sale will be exchanged at the point of sale.All sales are subject to SDL Property Auctions Buyers Terms. Properties located in Scotland will be subject to applicable Scottish law.
Auction Deposit and Fees
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Guide Price and Reserve
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