Lot 2 - Hensingham Library, Richmond Hill Road, Whitehaven, Cumbria, CA28 8SU

  • Unconditional Online Auction Sale
  • Guide Price* : £25,000 - £35,000


Completion will take place 30 days after exchange.

ON BEHALF OF CUMBRIA COUNCIL - Single storey former library premises with a gross internal area of approximately 88 sq m (951 sq ft) on a site approximately 219 sq m (262 sq yds) with development potential STP


The property comprises a single storey former library premises with a gross internal area of approximately 88 sq m (951 sq ft) on a site approximately 219 sq m (262 sq yds). The property is considered to have development potential subject to obtaining the necessary consents and interested parties should consult with the Local Planning Office. Please note the property will be sold with the post box that is situated on the front corner of the site in situ.


The property lies in a residential area of Hensingham, approximately 1.25 miles south east of Whitehaven town centre. Access to Richmond Hill Road is from the B5295, which in turn links to the A585. Whitehaven lies on the west coast of Cumbria and the western boundary of the Lake District National Park is approximately 4 miles to the east.




Ground Floor:
Lobby - 6 sq m (66 sq ft)
Library - 70 sq m (753 sq ft)
Kitchen/Store - 6 sq m (66 sq ft)
Disabled WC - 6 sq m (66 sq ft)

Total: 88 sq m (951 sq ft)


Enclosed site at the front with a low level wall and lawn area.


The EPC Energy Efficiency Rating is D.

Buyers Administration Fee

There will be a Buyer's Administration Fee of £1000 plus VAT payable upon exchange of contracts.

Additional Information

1) The Local Planning Office is Copeland Borough Council, The Market Hall, Market Place, Whitehaven, Cumbria CA28 7JG. Tel: 01946 598300.

2) The Bidders Security on this Lot is £3,700. Please refer to our Guide to Bidding for further details.

3) REVENUE CONTRIBUTION The sale of the property does not attract VAT The successful bid will comprise two elements:
1. The Purchase Price
2. 20% Revenue Contribution
For Example: Successful Bid £100,000 Purchase Price £80,000 Revenue Contribution £20,000
This principle will apply to all levels of bids and the purchase price and revenue contribution will be recorded and invoiced separately.

* Generally speaking Guide Prices are provided as an indication of each seller's minimum expectation, i.e. 'The Reserve'. They are not necessarily figures which a property will sell for and may change at any time prior to the auction. Virtually every property will be offered subject to a Reserve (a figure below which the Auctioneer cannot sell the property during the auction) which we expect will be set within the Guide Range or no more than 10% above a single figure Guide.

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