Prescot Museum and Library premises up for sale

The Grade II listed Georgian town house that has been home to Prescot Museum for the last three decades, and the current site of Prescot Library, are up for sale.

Both sites are being marketed by Sutton Kersh Commercial for £250,000 each on an unconditional basis.

The three-storey Georgian Town House on the corner of Church Road and High Street which was once the site of the local cockerel fighting pit, and in 1982 became home to Prescot's museum, is sighted as being suitable for a number of uses including retail, office, community uses, a day nursery, or for conversion into residential units subject to necessary planning consents.

It comprises basement storage, ground floor open plan area with some individual offices and storage, second floor office accommodation, and a small yard to the rear with the potential to create car parking space. The brick building benefits from sash windows, a pitch slate roof with rear single storey flat roof extension, timber flooring, window shutters and steal roller shutters on the first and second floors.

The Prescot Library premises at 1 High Street are purpose built and comprise single storey accommodation with a building area of approximately 381 sq.m and a total site area of approximately 0.4 acres. The layout of the building is mainly open plan and benefits from front and rear parking. Subject to the necessary planning consents the site would be suitable for conversion into retail, office, or potential redevelopment.

Knowsley Council is bringing the museum and library service together with Prescot One Stop Shop in one modern, refurbished building in the shopping centre in the heart of the town centre. The new £1.2m development opens its doors to the public in Prescot at the end of April.