Historic Sheffield church with residential redevelopment potential goes up for auction

Sheffield Church

Sheffield’s Whitham Road Spiritualist Church in the Broomhill area of the city is to go up for auction this month, earmarked for redevelopment and with a guide price of £220,000 to £250,000.

Along with dozens of other properties and plots of land, the church will feature in the next online sale held by Sheffield-based property auctioneer Mark Jenkinson on 27 March.

Standing on a 0.2 acre site, the 1,300 sq ft stone-built spiritualist church is located in one of Sheffield’s busiest districts, close to the city’s hospitals and university campuses.

Adrian Little from property auctioneer Mark Jenkinson said: “The former church is an impressive stone building on a main arterial route through the city and in a really popular area that’s within walking distance of all the main university facilities as well as the main teaching hospitals. There are also good schools in the area and an eclectic mix of shops and restaurants on the doorstep.

“All that means this building represents a great redevelopment opportunity to create, among other potential uses, much needed residential accommodation, subject to any buyer obtaining the necessary planning consent.”

He added: “Needless to say we have had a great deal of interest in this site and it will be interesting to see what happens at the auction on 27 March. It would be fantastic to see the church remain as an asset to the community, albeit in a new identity.”

The next Mark Jenkinson auction, which includes the Whitham Road Spiritualist Church, takes place at and bidding closes on 27 March.

About the Author

Over the last 40 years Adrian has been involved in the sale by auction of over 10,000 properties in the Yorkshire and Humber region, ranging from small sites and ground rents to large industrial estates and residential investments. He has been most fortunate to have sold many landmark buildings throughout the region and is particularly interested in properties that require modernisation, restoration or redevelopment.

Having spent many hours on the rostrum at Bramall Lane, he saw the incredibly successful transition to online auctions seeing some £100m of residential, commercial, agricultural and industrial lots being sold for private, corporate and local authority clients. In March 2023, he joined Eddisons and Pugh & Co to forward this success and continue to offer personal service with a larger national presence .