Frodsham’s former library has been sold for £630,000, with residential crowd funding company The House Crowd set to convert the building into 14 flats, designed by Ollier Smurthwaite.
The building, which has been empty since 2013 when the town’s library relocated to the Frodsham Leisure Centre, has outline planning consent for 14 homes over 8,300 sq ft.
Construction work is due to start on the project next month, with the first apartments available for sale off-plan in spring 2018. The development is planned to complete in October 2018.
Regional Property Solutions acquired the site on behalf of The House Crowd, and Behr & Co acted on behalf of the building’s private vendor.
A planning application to convert the building into apartments was first rejected in 2015, with Cheshire West & Chester Council claiming that the proposals would represent “overdevelopment of the site which would fail to preserve or enhance the character of the conservation area”.
However, plans were resubmitted and approved earlier this year after apartment numbers were reduced to 14 from 16.