Former Mersey bank building up for auction

Property firm Smith and Sons is to hold its latest Wirral property auction in early December with a former bank building and a Grade I-listed Hamilton Square property the standout lots. Tony McDonough reports

Outlook House
Outlook House, a former bank building on New Chester Road


A three-storey former bank building and a Grade I-listed property are the highlights of the latest Smith and Sons Wirral property auction.

Taking place online on Wednesday, December 1, the auction will offer 31 lots. There is a mix of commercial and residential properties with the bulk of those on offer being located in Wirral.

Standout lots include a five-storey Grade I-listed property in Birkenhead’s historic Hamilton Square. It offers 3,370 sq ft of commercial space and has a guide price of £240,000 to £260,000.

Outlook House on New Chester Road is an three-storey detached former bank building that offers spacious accommodation extending to around 5,400 sq ft. Smith and Sons say it is ideal for residential conversion and is guided at between £200,000 and £250,000.

There are several residential development opportunities including a site at Pipistrelle Rise in Prenton set in a popular residential area, with planning permission for three executive style detached houses.

They also include a “substantial and secluded” plot at Acton Road in Moreton which has planning for a 2/3-bedroom bungalow and a plot at Palatine Rd in Bromborough with planning for a bungalow.

Also available is a site to the rear of 137 Harrowby Road, Birkenhead, which is ideal for use as a builders yard, car repairs or general storage and has covered stores together with a detached brick workshop. 

Residential investments include a cottage-style home in Groveland Road, Hoylake, two apartments in Tollemache Street, close to the Promenade in New Brighton and Menlove Court, a two-bedroom apartment in south Liverpool.

Chris Johnson, Auctioneer at Smith and Sons, said: “There really is something for everyone in this auction. Its seems that interest in the property market remains strong and the auction process allows buyers to secure a great deal and sellers  benefit from a quick and straight forward transaction.”

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