Former Dalton Library, Nelson Street, Dalton-in-furness, Cumbria, LA15 8AF
The property is situated in a predominantly residential area, with access to Nelson Road from Market Street which is the main commercial thoroughfare in the town. Dalton-in-Furness lies just to the south of the A595 approximately 3 miles north of Barrow and 4.5 miles south west of Ulverston. The edge of the Lake District National Park is within 8 miles.
Three storey Grade II listed detached former library with accommodation over three floors. There are a variety of different sized areas, some more open plan in nature, smaller rooms and offices with ancillary kitchen, WC and staff areas. The second floor has not been used for some time and requires refurbishment.
The following gross internal areas have been provided by the Vendor: Ground Floor: 223 sq m (2,400 sq ft) First Floor: 210 sq m (2,260 sq ft) Second Floor: 210 sq m (2,260 sq ft) Total: 643 sq m (6,920 sq ft)
Enclosed rear yard.
Approximately 332 sq m (397 sq yds).
The Vendor has obtained some initial advice from the Local Planning Office, who have stated "Policies B3 and B5 would be broadly supportive of residential conversion and policies D7 and D8 support the re-use of empty listed buildings as long as re-development does not result in the loss of architectural detailing or historic fabric. Any conversion scheme would need to consider the potential for overlooking to the properties to the rear on Trafalgar Court since the back to back distance is very modest as well as bin storage and car parking. Barrow Borough Council have not had the opportunity to inspect the interior of the property but any conversion scheme would need to seek to retain any important spaces or historic features, staircases, coving, decorative tiles and so on and avoid any new internal partitions resulting in drilling into historic plaster etc. The Statement of Significance at application stage would cover this. However, the floor plans suggest the interior could lend itself to conversion without the need for significant structural alterations. Interested parties should make further enquiries direct with the Local Planning Office, Barrow Borough Council, Town Hall, Duke Street, Barrow in Furness, Cumbria LA14 2LD. Tel: 01229876543.
Purchaser will be required to make a contribution of ú1000 towards the vendors legal and professional fees.
1) REVENUE CONTRIBUTION The sale of the property does not attract VAT The successful bid will comprise two elements: 1. The Purchase Price 2. 12% Revenue Contribution For Example: Successful Bid ú100,000 Purchase Price ú88,000 Revenue Contribution ú12,000 This principle will apply to all levels of bids and the purchase price and revenue contribution will be recorded and invoiced separately.
The property is Grade II listed. The site plan has been revised and the new site area is Approximately 332 sq m (397 sq yds).
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