No Use Empty teamed up with local developers Sunil & Gita Popat of The Beacon Church Limited back in 2019 to take on this ambitious project which involved converting a former Methodist church into 9 self contained apartments.
The Church was built in 1901 by the Primitive Methodists for just £5,500. The church could accommodate 600 people and was in use until Easter 2012.
The Church was purchased in 2016 for just £135,000 by The Beacon Church Limited via Clive Emson auctioneers. The Church featured in BBC’s Homes under Hammer during this period and the show continued to show its interest in the property along its journey.
Once works have been completed the site will be worth around £1.5 million, with one bedroom apartments being valued at £150,000 – £160,000 and two bedroom apartments being valued at £165,000 with the penthouse valued at £195,000, however all apartments will be for rent. Rental income for the one bed properties are around £650 – £670 pcm whilst the two bed properties are £750 – £850 pcm.
To watch the episode of Homes under Hammer please click the link below.