Future of historic retail building to be decided on Friday

A landmark 150-year-old furniture store in Chesterfield is set to go to best bids following “overwhelming interest” since being brought to market last month.

Following the closure of Eyres, commercial property agency Innes England brought the historic building to market. The firm has confirmed the sale will be going to best bids at 12pm this Friday (15 September).

Originally opened in 1875 by Isaac Eyres, the 38,279 sq ft building is on the corner of Holywell Street, Chesterfield, and features four floors for trading, an extensive basement and goods yard to the rear, as well as an in-built café with seating, a servery and kitchen.

Nick Hosking, director at Innes England who is handling the sale, said: “It’s no surprise that interest has been so high with this sale. The Eyres furniture building has been a well-known feature in Chesterfield’s city centre for longer than anyone can remember. The building is a prominent landmark offering large floorplates with potential for a variety of uses and is well located within the heart of the town “

“Having operated as a furniture store for almost a century and a half, the premises fall under class E of the Uses Classes order 1987. This premises have the potential for a wide range of purposes if the proper investment is put in, with the space itself being well suited to uses such as retail, healthcare, restaurant, office, or even residential apartments.

“This property is brimming with potential and we’re looking forward to seeing in which direction this potential is taken.”

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