Former Edwardian school at Bond Wolfe’s next auction
An Edwardian former school building in Walsall with a guide price* of £1.275 million will be among the star lots appearing at Bond Wolfe’s next auction on Wednesday 14 December.
Most recently used as an Islamic boys’ school, the 1.33-acre site in Kent Street offers redevelopment potential for a wide variety of uses, including residential.
The Former Abu Bakr School has been empty since the school closed during the Covid pandemic and then moved to new premises in Queen Mary Street.
The property was previously part of the North Walsall Junior & Infants School, built in 1904.
Part of the site was used as a secondary modern until the mid-1960s, while the infants school moved to new premises in 1985 and the junior school had moved out by 2002.
Ian Tudor, joint managing director auctions at Bond Wolfe, said: “The site sits in a well-established residential area making it a prime opportunity for a developer able to secure the appropriate planning permission.
“It has a long history as a school site, hence the current layout over a level and regular-shaped plot of land on the corner of Kent Street and Derby Street.
“The main building is single storey and of traditional brick construction with a range of pitched tiled roofs and part flat roof.
“It is currently configured to provide a main entrance and reception area, hallway, office, toilets, a main assembly hall, eight classrooms, various staff rooms, first aid room, stationery stores, dining room, former tuck shop and ancillary stores.
“The existing accommodation is in need of repair and refurbishment throughout.
“There is a separate single storey temporary accommodation block with a main entrance, school office and eight further classrooms, and externally there is a generous surfaced playground and car parking areas.”
The property is two miles north of Walsall town centre and near to the current North Walsall Primary Academy in an area that offers good access to the Midlands motorway network via Junction 10 of the M6.
Mr Tudor added: “Sites such as this, offering excellent opportunities for developers and investors alike, are part of the strong attraction of our regular livestreamed auctions to bidders from across the UK and overseas, and I predict highly competitive bidding for this particular lot.”
The former school is among scores of lots going under the hammer at Bond Wolfe’s next auction which is due to start at 9am on Wednesday 14 December.
The auction will be livestreamed via Bond Wolfe’s website with remote bidding by proxy, telephone or internet.
For more details and to register to bid visit www.bondwolfe.com/property-auctions-west-midlands/ or email firstname.lastname@example.org, or call 0121 312 1212 or 01902 928 510.