10 Birchington Avenue, South Shields , NE33 4TY


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Was £220,000 NOW GUIDE + £165,000 This is a substantial building which presents a FANTASTIC opportunity as it presents both a commercial and residential options. Built in Gothic style around the turn of the 20th century and presents as a redundant former Methodist Church the fact there is a two storey terraced house which has been connected internally to the church. If this were to be converted back to a self contained terrace house it could generate an income from rentals of approx £750 pcm or alternatively if sold it would generate a return to be used to almost self fund the project of conversion (subject to planning).

The original accommodation would have been of Entrance lobby, Entrance hall, two reception rooms, kitchen and utility room to the ground floor and three bedrooms w.c. to the first floor. There is access to some limited outdoor space from the house and it is believed there are some linked utilities with the church. The property sits on a site of approx 0.18 acres, in an area which is primarily made up of residential properties.

In addition to being a place of worship, we understand that it has previously been used as a community hub offering day nursery and recreational activities.

The property boasts many original features including stained glass windows although it is evident the property has been subject to some capital expenditure of maintenance and whilst it appears to be in reasonable condition externally, internally it has fallen into a poor state of repair Overall a this presents a great investment opportunity subject to planning and would encourage an early inspection to fully appreciate the
options available.

Property details provided by Andrew Craig
EPC rating: Exempt
Council Tax band: N/A
Tenure : Freehold

For Sale By Auction www.agentspropertyauction.com LIVE ONLINE AUCTION 13 December 2023 OPTION 1

Main Church accessed via Oxford Avenue
Ground Floor – Entrance Lobby, stairs up. Main Entrance Vestibule with stairs leading to first floor Gallery Balcony overlooking Church. Disabled Toilet and Access to Main

Birchington Avenue Entrance
There is a terraced house which has been incorporated within the Church from this entrance. Entrance Hall with stairs up to First Floor. Side Entrance to Church Hall.

Community Room (formerly the what would have been the reception rooms of the house with bay window).

With range of wall and base units with work surfaces over. Two sinks. Radiator.

Offering a range of lockers, rear yard access

Overall a number of toilets to include disabled are offered on the ground floor

Stairs from inner hall leading to basement which houses central heating systems.

With access from hallway and main church.


Good size space (would have been the original 3 bedrooms) knocked into one to present a large room which has been formerly used as a community room.


Access via stairs which leads to this room which is above the church.

A generously sized room.

Small yard accessed via what would have originally been the house and a separate gated area which is accessed via the Church.

The previous use was as a place of worship. The building could be suitable for a similar religious use or possibly an alternative commercial use, such as dance studios. In our opinion, it could be suitable for residential development into a number of houses or apartments. Any change of use or development would require planning and other necessary consents. The prospective buyer must make all of their own enquiries in this regard.

As this is a place of worship, we believe that it does not require an EPC under the following exemption: * used as a place of worship or for other religious activities

We are informed that the building benefits from all mains services and there is a heating system visible. Prospective buyers must satisfy themselves that the services required for development or occupation are available and any heating systems operational, to their satisfaction.

Our clients confirm they are not registered for vat.

The building is not listed on the Gov.uk we bite ‘Find your business rating valuation’.

We use an online mapping system which shows an approximate site area of 0.18 acres. We have not measured the buildings internally. Prospective buyers must satisfy
themselves with regard to measurements.

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