Former Halifax care home with planning for residential redevelopment goes under the hammer


Written by: Will Thompson on 11th October 2023


A four-storey former care home in Greetland, near Halifax, will appear in the next online sale held by property auction house Pugh on 18 October.

Given a guide price of £340,000, the historic, stone-built, 19,000 sq ft property is being sold with full planning consent for conversion to 13 apartments. The application details plans for eight two-bedroom flats, two of which are duplex, and five one-bedroom flats, with parking spaces at the rear of the building. The Green Lane property is on a 1.25 acre plot of land. 

 Will Thompson, from auctioneer Pugh said: “This handsome building is an exciting redevelopment opportunity in a really nice area of West Yorkshire and we’ve seen a lot of interest from potential buyers. Once redeveloped, the property will provide much-needed new homes for the local area and it is really well located with schools, shops and other facilities nearby and Halifax less than four miles away.”

He added: “We think the property dates back to 1907 when it was originally built as two semi-detached houses. It has been most recently been used as office space by Calderdale Council on the lower ground floor, with the upper ground and first floor used as a residential care home. There’s also a potential for further development as this is a large site, although that would be subject to the necessary planning consent being obtained by any potential buyer.”

The upcoming online property auction, which includes the Greetland former care home, will feature over 50 lots and will be held on 18 October. The full list of lots can be found here.

Will Will Thompson

Associate Director

About the Author

Will is an auction surveyor at Pugh & Co, representing a wide range of vendors, including local authorities, charities, and corporate and private clients, on the disposal of all types of property and land. Will can provide advice on the value and disposal strategies of residential, commercial, and industrial properties/portfolios, as well as sites with development potential. He holds an MSc in Real Estate and is a member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers.