18th Century listed building to become a meditation centre
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A listed building in Gedling is set to re-open its doors as a meditation centre, following a deal brokered by commercial property consultant Innes England.
Gedling House – on Wood Lane on the edge of Gedling – was recently sold by the property agent on behalf of Jigsaw Homes Group.
The semi-detached three-storey Georgian building, which is Grade II listed and was built in the late 18th-century, has been sold to Kadampa Meditation Centre Nottingham, also known as KMC Nottingham.
Formerly used as office space, the 6,166 sq ft building will now be home to KMC Nottingham, which is part of a worldwide network of Kadampa Meditation Centres offering meditation classes for all levels and an introduction to modern Buddhism.
Ross Whiting, associate director at Innes England, said: “Gedling House is one of Nottingham’s landmark buildings, and we are delighted that our reputation for selling such iconic properties led us to being appointed to secure the sale of this period property.
“This was a rare freehold opportunity, and we are pleased to have successfully sold such a significant building on behalf of our client. We received a lot of interest due to the nature of the property and the significance that came with it, with a number of historic features. The property is also in close proximity to the Gedling relief road, which is currently on schedule to be completed towards the end of the year, providing quick and easy access from Colwick Loop Road – making it an even more attractive purchase.”
Garnet Fazackerley, operations director of development at Jigsaw Homes said: “Following our relocation, we wanted to secure a strong sale for this landmark building, so that we can build more much-needed affordable homes in the region as part of our commitment to building around 800 per year across the country. We chose to appoint Innes England due to the firm’s previous experience in negotiating deals, and its excellent knowledge of the area.”
Built around 1780, Gedling House was sold onto various individuals including Sir John Turney, until 1955 when it was sold to the local council. The house was listed as Grade II in 1950 and it retains many original features including a paneled entrance hall, geometrical cantilevered wooden staircase and three 19th-century classic style fireplaces and hob grates.