Blackburn Road, Bolton, Greater Manchester, BL1
Lancashire Properties are delighted to present this former 19th Century church, named the Iron Church due to the original building being built of corrugated iron, later used as an antiques centre and wedding venue. It sits on a quarter-acre site and has been refurbished internally, while still retaining lots of its unique original features. The church, at a gateway location at the edge of the town centre on Blackburn Road, is a Grade II Listed building. There is street parking and public parking available on the roads behind the church.
Blackburn Road (A666) is a busy distributor road that continues in a southerly direction providing access to the M61 Motorway and in a northerly direction providing access to the A58 which forms part of Bolton’s outer ring road system. Buses operate in and around Manchester. This area is well served by public transportation links with a number of bus routes providing access to surrounding towns and suburbs. There is a wealth of attractions including bars, restaurants, hotels, bed-and-breakfast accommodation, theatres, museums and churches, with grocery stores and shopping centres in the local area. The site is within a one mile distance to Bolton Town Centre.
The property at the moment comprises of a large open hall, segregated male and female toilets on ground floor and basement, a kitchen and stairs leading to individual rooms. The property has planning approved for a change of use to allow the building to be used as offices, as well an education and training centre. You can find more information using application reference 13569/22. The proposal is to retain the existing building and create three floors with internal partitions where offices, common rooms, hot desking areas or co-working spaces and educational and training rooms will be situated. There will also be a ground floor cafeteria for use by employees, staff etc.
The space has the potential to attract local businesses, start-ups, young entrepreneurs and also provide educational and training workshop space for the local community. The application added that no works were proposed to be done externally. The internal conversion would create three floors and partitions needed to create the offices and other facilities like offices, toilets, stairs, disabled access and cafeteria. It added that access to the site would be from Draycott Street, an entrance fronting Blackburn Road and from the rear public car park on Back Latham Street, through the site court yard.
Gross internal area: 537.7 m2 / 5788 sq ft
Rateable value: £20,500
The church spire is currently leased for 30 years until 2048.
Main Entrance ( 15' 8" X 10' 1" )
Main Hall ( 116' 3" X 60' 2" )
Kitchen ( 12' 5" X 6' 3" )
Rear Room ( 19' 7" X 11' 3" )
Basement bathroom ( 17' 2" X 15' 8" )
First floor bathroom ( 11' 3" X 10' 9" )
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