Crumpsall & Cheetham Hill Library Sold for over £500,000
This prominent grade II listed landmark building was sold in the February Auction, on behalf of private owners to a property company in the West Midlands. The property had been left in a dilapidated state but it is hoped that with new owners will bring much needed investment to bring the property back to its former glory.
The building itself is constructed of red brick and white limestone with dressings of the same in an Edwardian Baroque style. The building comprises 3 wide symmetrical bays embracing a central entrance lobby with projected porch; The roof is partly glazed with the main feature being a byzantine dome.
Stuart Cooper, Director of Roger Hannah & Co commented “From the day I first inspected the property, the property was obviously something to behold in its heyday, some of the original features were of the highest calibre, albeit in general the property was in a severely dilapidated state. The Library was obviously a local focal point, being in the heart of Cheetham Hill and prominently fronting Cheetham Hill Road. I genuinely now hope that the Library is restored to its former glory and I look forward to visiting it again to see the transformation for my own eyes!”