Black Country Church to go under the hammer

A former Methodist Church in the Black Country with a range of accommodation on a site of about one-third of an acre is being auctioned by Bond Wolfe later this month.

The church, which fronts onto Hydes Road in West Bromwich, has been listed with a guide price of £175,000 will be livestreamed auctioned on 30 March.

The vacant freehold property, which dates from the 1950s, has a gross internal area of about 4,334 sq ft and is located on about 0.34 acres of land.

Colin Totney, a land and development surveyor at Bond Wolfe, said: “This is a very interesting lot that may have potential for various alternative uses, such as residential, subject to obtaining the appropriate planning permission.

“The property comprises a former church and church hall, with an entrance lobby, side entrance, toilets, a kitchen, vestry, storeroom, boiler room and meeting room, with low height storage beneath.

“The building itself could be considered for various uses, or a developer may well seek permission to do something entirely different, either with residential or commercial uses in mind, subject to obtaining the necessary planning permission.”

The former church property is located in a predominantly residential location about 2.5 miles to the north of West Bromwich town centre and about three-quarters of a mile west of the busy local centre of Stone Cross.

Birmingham, Dudley and Walsall are within a few miles drive away, while the national motorway network can be accessed via Junction 9 of the M6 motorway, which is around two miles away.

The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website at 9am on 30 March with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only.

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