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Landmark Buildings Under the Hammer

Posted: 02/11/2017

The former Huddersfield Crown Court buildings, Meltham Town Hall and Honley Bridge Depot are all going under the hammer at a prestigious auction this month.

Leading West Yorkshire commercial property agency Walker Singleton is hosting its Land & Property Auction at the Cedar Court Hotel in Huddersfield on Thursday November 16.

These three high-profile properties, together with 19 other lots, are expected to raise more than £3m.

Steve Molloy, Auctioneer and Commercial Property director at Walker Singleton, commented: “We have been undertaking property auctions for several years. We believe the diverse profile of lots offered, all of which are in West Yorkshire, will appeal to the primary buyer pool of these type of properties. We deliberately choose to hold our auctions in a local venue and typically have a full and active room on the night, which leads to lively and competitive bidding”.

“For this auction Kirklees Council have asked us to sell the old Grade II-listed Crown Court buildings in Princess Street, Huddersfield, and Meltham Town Hall, which are landmark character buildings being offered outside of public ownership for the first time. These are fascinating properties, each with significant potential, and we are already getting a good deal of interest in them.”

“Another property which is attracting a lot of attention is the Honley Bridge Depot in Eastgate, Honley. This old storage yard with assorted buildings has development potential, subject to planning permission. Properties of this type are rarely offered. The guide price here is between £200,000 and £250,000,” said Mr Molloy.

Other lots include a prominent commercial property building in King Cross Road, Halifax; Fieldhouse, a landmark town centre building in Dewsbury; and Calder Mill in Hebden Bridge. There are also four residential building land sites for sale.

Mr Molloy commented: “Despite the uncertainty caused by Brexit, and the febrile political and economic climate, property is still regarded as a safe haven for investors. Our previous successful auctions have illustrated that there are a large number of investors sitting on cash awaiting the right opportunities. So we are expecting a busy and active auction room on November 16.”