This former High Peak children's home and council office is going under the hammer

The property has been used as a children's home, as offices and, latterly, as home to Derbyshire County Councils Adult Care Social Services.
The property has been used as a children's home, as offices and, latterly, as home to Derbyshire County Councils Adult Care Social Services.

A prominent office building in Chapel-en-le-Frith is to be sold at auction.

Cromwell House is being sold by Derbyshire County Council and is due to go under the hammer in June, with a guide price of £200,000-plus.

The property is due to be sold auction in June.

The property is due to be sold auction in June.

In the past, the property, on High Street, has served as a children's home, as offices and, latterly, as home to the county council’s adult care social services.

Andy Thompson, head of residential auctions at SDL Auctions North West, said: “This striking building is in the heart of Chapel-en-le-Frith in a street which already has a mix of housing and business premises.

“With the relevant planning permission, I could see this property being converted for any number of uses.

"It could be used as offices again or, with the demand for lower-cost housing being so strong in the High Peak, it could perhaps be redeveloped into a number of self-contained flats or even a House in Multiple Occupation.

Cromwell House, on High Street in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

Cromwell House, on High Street in Chapel-en-le-Frith.

"Anyone interested in purchasing the property for redevelopment should contact the planning department at High Peak Borough Council for pre-application advice.”

The large stone two-storey property, which has part-rendered walls, dates in part back to the 19th century, and part to the 1950s and 60s.

It extends to 424.59 square metres (4,570 sq ft) and sits on a plot of 0.32 acres.

Cromwell House is due to go under the hammer at SDL Auctions North West’s auction, at the AJ Bell Stadium, Manchester, on Wednesday June 5.