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Historic Connaught Rooms in Manningham up for sale
A Bradford landmark has been put up for sale.
The Grade II Listed Connaught Rooms, in Manningham Lane, is now in the hands of receivers, and the building is being offered for sale without a guide price.
The property, which dates from 1928, was once a Masonic Hall and was most recently used as a wedding venue.
Arranged over four floors and with almost 60,000 sq ft of floor space, the building contains period features including a marble and wood panelled entrance hall and stained glass window in the roof of the 400-capacity main hall.
Commercial property adviser GVA has been appointed as receiver by bank HSBC. It is now marketing the property, which also includes two retail units which front onto Manningham Lane and a parcel of land to the rear.
The firm hopes an investor will either restore the landmark to its former glory as a functions venue or consider developing it into homes or shops.
Andrew Rodger, head of corporate recovery at GVA in Leeds, said: “The Connaught Rooms is an historic venue and a fine example of early 20th century architecture so I expect the sale process to generate strong interest.
“There is great scope for an investor to restore the building to its former glory as a venue for special occasions or to consider an alternative use, perhaps as residential or retail space.”
Planners granted permission for the Connaught Rooms to be converted into 41 residential flats in 2004, subject to a section 106 agreement with Bradford Council. Interested parties are invited to contact Jonathan Rose, at GVA, by calling 0113 280 8084 or email via firstname.lastname@example.org.