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October 10, 2018

Category: Property News

Former neighbourhood offices to be sold in SDL Auctions Bigwood’s October auction

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Birmingham City Council is selling off two of its former neighbourhood offices in SDL Auctions Bigwood’s October auction at Aston Villa Football Ground on Wednesday 24 October.

The 153 lot catalogue is the largest SDL Auctions Bigwood has ever offered for an October auction.

First to go under the hammer at the auction will be a substantial site of 4,789 sq yards including a single storey former neighbourhood office at 134 Church Lane in Aston.

The single storey offices have a net internal area of 1,840 sq ft and the site includes parking.

The second council property is in Monmouth Road in Bartley Green and is also includes a single storey office unit extending to 4,480 sq ft on a site of approximately 2,995 sq yards.

Both are freehold sites with vacant possession on completion and both come with *guide prices in excess of £400,000.

Gurpreet Bassi, head of residential auctions (Midlands) at SDL Auctions Bigwood, said: “Both of these lots involve substantial sites which may be suitable for residential development, subject to planning permission.

“They represent an ideal investment opportunity for a local developer to work with the City Council to bring these sites back into gainful use, and subject to planning, bring much needed new housing to these areas.

“This is an excellent example of our private sector/public sector partnership which enables us to bring lots such as these to auction and thus capitalise on the council’s unwanted property stock, raising money for the local authority and freeing up land for investment and development by the private sector.”

The SDL Auctions Bigwood auction on Wednesday 24 October will feature a catalogue of 153 lots which can be viewed here.

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* Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price. For full definitions see www.sdlauctions.co.uk/glossary.

For further information, please contact:

Chrissie Watterson, Head of Marketing & Communications, SDL Auctions
Tel: 0115 902 1020
Email: chrissie.watterson@sdlauctions.co.uk

Prepared by Andy Skinner, 01789 490786, mobile 07990 978257.

About SDL Auctions
SDL Auctions, part of the SDL Group, is one of the UK’s largest property auction businesses offering lots via traditional in-room and online auctions. It sells a wide range of residential and commercial properties for both private individuals and corporate clients ranging from investment properties, vacant houses, building plots, commercial and mixed use buildings and others.

SDL Auctions will hold 40 in-room auctions throughout 2018 at Villa Park in Birmingham, Pride Park Stadium in Derby, the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester, Nottingham Racecourse, Chester Racecourse and the King Power Stadium in Leicester. In 2017, SDL Auctions sold over 1,450 lots and raised more than £165m in sales for vendors.

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