Otley civic entre to go up for auction

Written by: Paul Thompson on 19th November 2020

Otley civic entre to go up for auction

The former civic centre in Otley town centre is due to be auctioned next month, as part of a sale of more than 100 properties and plots of land.

The civic centre, which closed in 2010, is being sold on behalf of Leeds City Council and has been given a guide price of £135,000. It is a grade II listed building that was originally constructed in 1871 as the town’s Mechanics Institute.

Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, said: “Since the civic centre closed a decade ago its future has been uncertain. It’s important that such a significant and historic building – a landmark in Otley for the past 250 years – should be given a new identity that brings it back to life and ensures it becomes an asset to the community once again.

“Pugh have many years’ experience of selling historic and unusual properties and not surprisingly we have had a great deal of interest in the former civic centre. There is a great deal of potential for different uses for the building, subject to a new owner obtaining the necessary planning consent, and we hope to soon see a positive new chapter for the building.”

Pugh's next auction, featuring properties and land across the UK, including the former Otley civic centre, will be held on 9 December. Ti view the full catalogue click here.

For details of the Otley civic centre, contact Pugh's Leeds office here.

Written by: Paul Thompson on 19th November 2020


About the Author

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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