Historic Allestree Hall is to be sold.
Derby City Council is looking for somebody to buy the Grade II listed building and convert it in a ‘sensitive and sustainable’ way.
The Hall is located within Allestree Park next to the Derwent Valley World Heritage Site and comprises 300 acres of public open space in a Country Park setting including woodland, lake, golf course and local nature reserve.
The Council has announced in a press release that it has scheduled the 19th century Allestree Hall and its stable block to be sold this May.
Cllr Martin Rawson, Cabinet Member for Regeneration and Economy said we are looking for people to express an interest.
“This will allow us to discuss any plans for the sensitive conversion of the building to bring it back into use in a sustainable and comprehensive manner. In addition, we are seeking any viable proposals for the operation of the adjacent golf course facility,” he said.
As well as the historic hall, the outbuildings arranged over two or three storeys are also to be included in any sale.
The hall itself is described as boasting an original stone staircase and Robert Adams style ceilings. However, the majority of the building is empty and requires suitable and sensitive refurbishment.
The hall has been in the city council’s hands since 1946 when the house and accompanying parkland were sold to Derby Borough Council with the house being handed over to the fire brigade in 1948.
The sale of the Hall was originally agreed in May 2013 when the council announced that it would be disposing of any unwanted and unused buildings, including Allestree Hall.
The council has said on their website that a full marketing pack including planning brief will be released in May 2018.