West Park United Reformed Church, Stockton Road, Sunderland, SR2 7AQ

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Auction sale - Monday 19th February 2018


Sold for £121,000

  • Freehold Grade II Listed church
  • Development potential (subject to consents)
  • About 12,507 sq ft (1,161.90 sq m) GIA
  • Vacant possession


10:30am on Monday 5 February 2018
10:30am on Monday 12 February 2018



Summary: A prominent position at the junction of Stockton Road and Cowan Terrace within Sunderland City Centre close to Park Lane Transport Interchange and The Bridges Shopping Centre
Miles: Newcastle upon Tyne 12 miles, Durham 13 miles
Roads: Fronting the A1231, which links to the A19
Rail: Sunderland Central railway station


A substantial Grade II Listed building occupying a corner plot of about 0.22 acres (0.09 hectares). Originally constructed in c.1883 the building provides a total GIA of about 12,507 sq ft (1,161.90 sq m) with the main entrance, bell tower, clock and church spire fronting Stockton Road with a secondary entrance from Cowan Terrace.
Internally the front of the church provides a full height worship hall/sanctuary (including a pipe organ) with seating at ground floor and upper gallery. To the rear are meeting rooms, a kitchen and WC facilities. The first floor provides ancillary accommodation.




Sunderland City Council (0191 520 5506) www.sunderland.gov.uk. We understand the property is currently used as a Place of Worship and Church Hall as determined by Class D1 of the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes Order) 1987. The property may lend itself to development or alternative uses, subject to obtaining the necessary consents.


Refer to the legal documentation

Energy Performance Certificate

No EPC required

Address Floor Use SqM SqFt
TOTAL 1,161.90 12,507
West Park United Reformed Church Ground floor Mezzanine Ground & first floor Sanctuary Upper sanctuary Ancillary 393.51 198.43 569.94 4,236 2,136 6,135

Joint auctioneers

Sanderson Weatherall

Charlotte Marshall

0191 269 0132



Seller's solicitor

Womble Bond Dickinson (UK) LLP

Lindsey Charlton

0191 230 8653


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