Former Darwen pub sells at Pugh auction for £106k

Written by: Paul Thompson on 10th September 2019

Former Darwen pub sells at Pugh auction for £106k

A former pub that was earmarked to be turned into high end flats almost two years ago, has been sold at Pugh's North West Property Auction on Tuesday 3rd September.

The Prince of Wales Pub, which had once been a permanent fixture in Darwen, had an initial guide price of £85,000 and sold for £106,000.

Before its closure it had become a hot spot for trouble, and was bought in August 2017 by Liverpool-based construction company owner, Ian McLeod, who said he was going to turn the property into high end flats.

Despite work starting towards the end of 2017, it was never completed.

Speaking when the news to auction the building was announced in August, Councillor Roy Davies said: "I’m glad something’s happening but I can’t think of any appropriate use for it to be honest.

"Changing it into flats would be a nightmare, and it was bad enough when it was a pub.”

Darwen East Labour Councillor Jane Oates said she was worried about it being turned into an HMO (house with multiple occupancy) but added the building was a complete mess and could do with ripping down.

If you have property or land to sell, contact Pugh today on 0345 505 1200 or click here for a FREE auction appraisal and find out how much you could achieve at auction.

Written by: Paul Thompson on 10th September 2019


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Paul is a Chartered Surveyor and member of the National Association of Valuers and Auctioneers (NAVA). He is also one of the few auctioneers in the country with a position on the RICS Real Estate Auction Committee.

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