Water tower among lots at Leeds auction

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A disused water tower near Wakefield and a grade II listed former Victorian hotel building in Cleckheaton are among over 60 lots included in Eddisons’ next Leeds property auction, which are expected to generate in excess of £5 million.

The auction, at Elland Road Stadium in Leeds on April 21, includes a number of unusual lots, including the old Midgley Water Tower, at Flockton, near Wakefield, which is up for sale as a development opportunity with a guide price of just £4,000.

The George and Mead Hall in Cleckheaton town centre, which in the 19th century was an imposing hotel, has fallen into disrepair and has a guide price of £200,000-plus. Glenn Levison, associate director at Eddisons , said: “Unusual properties always attract plenty of interest and the water tower at Flockton has already generated lots of enquiries. We are expecting it to go to an adventurous winning bidder, probably for rather more than its £4,000 guide price.”

Investment opportunities in the auction include a row of three Cleckheaton shops with two apartments above, at 28-36 Westgate. The shops are fully let to a recruitment agency, a tattooist and a beauty salon and the residential accommodation is also fully tenanted, generating a total rental income of £25,500 a year. The guide price is set at £275,000. A two-storey, 4,000 sq ft building at 93-95 Main Street Garforth, Leeds, is also included. The premises is fully let to Barclays Bank on a five year lease until 2020, producing a rental income of £23,300, and with a guide price of £350,000 plus. The full catalogue is available to view at www.eddisons.com/property-auctions

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