A special opportunity to acquire a vacant, yet extensive Church and Church Hall in this prominent location central to Claughton Village shops.
Site area extends to 0.57 acres (0.23 hectares)
Subject to planning consent the property is suitable for a variety of uses, residential conversion, pre-school centre or commercial use. Whilst offers to convert the building will be preferred, bids for demolition and residential/commercial use will also be considered.
Internal floor area is 59,897 sq ft (547.85 sq m)
The site has a frontage to Upton Road of approximately 110 ft and Shrewsbury Road of 220 ft.
Offers for the freehold invited. Please state preferred future use and whether offer is subject to planning consent.
Location Hamilton Memorial urc is located at the junction of Upton Road and Shrewsbury Road, in the Claughton area of Birkenhead, Wirral and is approximately 1.5 miles west of the Town Centre.
The property benefits from good road communications with Upton Road linking into Park Road North and Park Road West.
Description The Former Hamilton Memorial United Reformed Church, constructed circa 1922, comprises a large detached church building of brick construction with single glazed leaded windows and set beneath a slate roof of timber truss construction.
Internally, the property comprises entrance hall/foyer, with storerooms at either end leading to the main church hall with corridors leding off either side. Towards the rear of the property there is a playgroup room, a rear hall and kitchen. Ancillary accommodation includes a minister's vestry, W/c's and a secondary access point via a side entrance.
The site is broadly rectangular in shape and is bounded by a dward sandstone wall with steel palisade fencing and mature hedging above. The eastern side of the site is laid to lawn with the southern area containing mature trees.
• Former Church premises
• Existing building 547.85 Sq M (5,897 Sq Ft)
• Prominent position
• Suitable for alternative uses - subject to planning
Potential for residential conversion / re-development of
site - Subject to planning
accommodation We have measured the property in accordance with the RICS Code of Measuring Practice and calculate the Gross internal area to be 547.85 Sq M (5,897 Sq Ft).
We have calculated a site area of aproximately 0.23 hectares (0.57 acres)
main hall 246.22 Sq M 2,650 Sq Ft
rear hall 125.18 Sq M 1,347 Sq Ft
ancillary areas 176.45 Sq M 1,899 Sq Ft
total 547.85 Sq M 5,897 Sq Ft
terms Offers are invited for our clients Freehold interest. Price on application
tenure the property is held freehold and registered at the Land Registry Under Title No: MS5836
planning The property is assumed to have D1 (Non-residential Institutions). Use under the Town and Country Planning Use (Classes) Order
The property is not listed as being of historical or architectural importance, nor is it in a conservation area, but is located in close proximity to the Birkenhead Park Conservation Area.
All interested parties should make their own enquiries with the local planning authority, Wirral Council on VAT All prices, premiums and rents etc are quoted exclusive of VAT at the prevailing rate
legal costs Each party to be responsible for their own legal costs incurred in any transaction
viewing and further information Viewing strictly by prior appointment with the joint agents:
Clive Watkin Adam Taylor
Clive Watkin Estate Agents Lambert Smith Hampton
floor areas Floor Areas Sq M Sq Ft
Entrance 2.81 x 7.52 = 21.13 227
Store 2.36 x 3.91 = 9.23 99
Store 2.39 x 3.92 = 9.37 101
Church 13.12 x 16.44 = 215.69 2322
2.45 x 6.22 = 15.24 164
2.45 x 6.24 = 15.29 165
Organ Pit (no access) 0.00 x 0.00 = 0.00 0
Lobby 2.08 x 3.10 = 6.45 69
1.49 x 2.01 = 2.99 32
w/c (ladies) 0.93 x 2.27 = 2.11 23
0.30 x 0.89 = 0.27 3
Small Hall 5.52 x 8.99 = 49.62 534
0.80 x 3.57 = 2.86 31
Rear Hall 7.92 x 14.37 = 113.81 1225
1.86 x 6.11 = 11.36 122
Kitchen 4.23 x 8.70 = 36.80 396
Lobby 1.83 x 4.29 = 7.85 85
2.10 x 2.43 = 5.10 55
w/c (male/disabled) 1.67 x 1.78 = 2.97 32
Lobby cont'd 1.97 x 3.31 = 6.52 70
1.17 x 1.36 = 1.59 17
Vestry 2.53 x 3.54 = 8.96 96
w/c 1.03 x 2.55 = 2.63 28