Former social club once popular with Longbridge car factory workers at auction

A social club that was once popular with Longbridge car factory workers is to be sold at auction.

The former Rednal Social Club at 8 Barnt Green Road in Cofton Hackett, near the border of south Birmingham and Worcestershire, will have a guide price of £395,000 plus at the livestreamed auction.

The property thrived for around 100 years, particularly when there were thousands of workers at the nearby factory, originally famous for its Austin, then British Leyland and latterly MG Rover cars.

Even in recent years, the social club near the Lickey Hills had regular live performers, various quiz, family and charity nights, and four snooker teams and a dominoes team playing in local leagues, before its closure last year.

Colin Totney, land and development surveyor at Bond Wolfe, said: “The property comprises a former social club with ancillary accommodation and a car park, located on a sloping site extending to about 0.8 acres.

“The existing accommodation, which has a gross internal ground floor footprint of around 5,899 sq ft, formerly comprised of two bars, a snooker room and a range of other facilities, with a further function room on the first floor.

“The whole building requires refurbishment, but the site may have potential for alternative uses or development subject to planning permission.

“We understand that the property is freehold and is situated within the Green Belt, but further information in respect of tenure and any other legal aspects can be found in the legal pack.”

Interested parties must make their own enquiries via Bromsgrove District Council in respect of planning, and to satisfy themselves about the property and site’s suitability for any proposed use or development.

The former Rednal Social Club will be among scores of properties appearing in Bond Wolfe’s auction which is due to start at 9am on Thursday 30 March.

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