Property up for auction with planning permission for eight apartments

Cavendish House

A large corner building in Edgbaston with planning permission for conversion into eight apartments is up for auction with Bond Wolfe.

The detached property is described as being triangular and arrow-shaped at 297-299 Rotton Park Road, has been listed with a guide price of £297,000. 

The freehold property, formerly known as Cavendish House, was most recently a windows, doors and hardware business.

James Rossiter, an auction valuer at Bond Wolfe, said: “This building was previously arranged as a ground floor retail shop with residential living accommodation above.

“The property is now in a shell-like state and needs complete refurbishment and repair, although it benefits from planning consents for extension and alteration to form eight one-bedroomed, self-contained apartments.

“As it stands, the ground floor has a former retail area, inner hall with cellar and two further rooms, with a landing and four rooms upstairs, while outside are front gardens and gated access to parking in the rear garden area.” 

The planning consent was granted by Birmingham City Council for change of use from a shop and residential dwelling to eight self-contained apartments. This includes the build of a two-storey side and rear extension and the installation of a new roof with dormer windows.

There was also previous planning for a conversion to a 10-bedroomed HMO, which a buyer may be able to continue with subject to consent.

The building is among 159 lots that will appear in Bond Wolfe’s next auction which starts at 9am on Wednesday 9 February. The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet only.

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