Tuesday, 10 April 2012

Church for sale, Birkenhead, Wirral

Pretty, two-storey red-brick church with great potential.
Built around 1890, the Victorian Gothic church isn't listed and doesn't come with planning consents already in place - hence the low guide of price of c£100k.
Not being listed gives you more design freedom, but be aware that redundant churches carry their own restrictions and challenges as WOW contributors Natalie and Karl found.
St Winifred's church is in a residential area of Birkenhead, around 3.5 miles from the M53 and around 6 miles from Liverpool.
It's a good size, just under 8,000sqft (740sqm) and the two storey, two entrance layout makes it extra flexible: both levels are basically two big halls with a handful of smaller rooms. The upper level includes the church nave, aisle, vestry and sanctuary and the lower level the church hall, kitchen, 'tea room' and toilets. It's on the market through Denton Clark/Fisher German, more details here and pdf here.