Former Young People’s Centre in Great Harwood to go up for auction

Paul Parker
Lancashire County Council Property Great Harwood

A substantial Lancashire County Council property in Great Harwood, near Blackburn, which housed the town’s Young People’s Centre, is to be put up for auction next month.

The 6,600 sq ft property, which sits in 0.63 acres, will appear in auction house Pugh’s online property auction on 21 February and has been given a guide price of £350,000.

The two-storey building, on Lowerfold Road, includes a variety of offices and meeting rooms, open plan multi-function spaces, kitchens and bathrooms. It has a lawned area and yard along with parking for up to 10 cars.

Paul Parker, associate director at auction house Pugh, said: “This is a perfectly placed property, on a substantial plot, in a brilliant location. Great Harwood is a bustling town with a thriving high street packed with independent owner-managed businesses including a destination bakery along with a butchers, fishmongers, and cheese delicatessen plus cafes, restaurants, pubs and bars. Close to the Ribble Valley, it’s just three miles from the M65 motorway giving easy access to Blackburn and the North West.

“The property is a great investment opportunity and there are all kinds of new uses that it could be put to in the hands of an imaginative developer and subject to the necessary planning consents.”

Bidding on the former council buildings, and the other lots in the February online property auction, opens on 21st February and closes the following day. To view the full catalogue, click here. 


Paul Parker Paul Parker

Associate Director

About the Author

Paul is a Chartered Surveyor with over 15 years’ experience in agency and valuation across a diverse range of property types. 

Paul joined Pugh & Co in February 2018 from Lambert Smith Hampton (LSH), where he was an Associate Director in the North West Asset & Debt Advisory team. Prior to that he was Principal Surveyor at Edward Symmons, who were subsequently acquired by LSH, and was also a Senior Surveyor with Gerald Eve in Liverpool.                                                                                   

Paul has dealt with the acquisition and disposal of a variety of properties throughout the North West from retail, offices and industrial to residential development sites and residential portfolios. He has also advised charitable clients including the United Reformed Church (Mersey Province) Trust on the disposal of redundant church premises for compliance with the Charities Act 2011. 

More recently, Paul has provided advice to financial institutions and insolvency practitioners on the management and disposal of distressed property assets. He has also acted on behalf of national PLC’s, Government Agencies and private companies and individuals.