Landmarks go up for sale in Burnley

The Mega Pound Superstore premises is to be sold

The Mega Pound Superstore premises is to be sold

First published in News Lancashire Telegraph: Photograph of the Author by , Chief reporter

THE future of three landmark town centre buildings in Burnley is to be decided at a Greater Manchester auction later this month.

New owners are being sought by auctioneers Pugh and Company for prominent premises at 164-168 St James Street, next to the Cross Keys pub.

Formerly occupied by The Original Mega Pound Superstore, it is one of a number of vacant properties towards the lower end of St James Street.

A Pugh spokesman said: “The property is considered suitable for a variety of uses, subject to gaining the necessary planning consents.”

The property, like most along the parade, is on three levels and has a guide price of between £80,000 and £100,000.

But probably the most striking of the Burnley buildings for the February 27 sale at Manchester United’s Old Trafford ground is the day-glo orange premises of Floors 2 Go in Royle Road.

Around £175,000 is wanted for the premises, one of a number to spring up underneath the viaduct after the Burnley College and UCLan campus opened nearby.

Another three-storey property up for auction will be Brunside Mill at the corner of Curzon Street and Parker Street, which used to house a carpet showroom.

The mill comes with a showroom and warehouse and is expected to fetch anywhere somewhere around £100,000.

Elsewhere the former Victoria Works, in Railway Street, Nelson, is back up for auction, with a guide price of between £75,000 and £85,000.

And auctioneers are hopeful of getting between £50,000 and £60,000 for the former Natwest Bank in Deardengate, Haslingden.

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3:20pm Tue 4 Feb 14

ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123 says...

Landmark buildings????
Landmark buildings???? ROBERTSLUMDWELLER123
  • Score: 14

4:48pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Casper's mum says...

By landmark buildings do they mean large buildings? Hardly landmarks.
By landmark buildings do they mean large buildings? Hardly landmarks. Casper's mum
  • Score: 11

5:41pm Tue 4 Feb 14

Copperhead says...

Somehow, the fact that a former Pound-store is described as a " Landmark " building sums up the whole tragedy of East Lancashire since de-industrialisation
.
The vermin who run this country got rid of our industries because they wanted shut of trades unions and also wanted a powerless and disenfranchised working class.
No power base = no power !!!
And we all suffer now. The banking crisis of 2008-on is doing to the middle-classes what de-industrialisation did to the working classes.
And so we get scenes like this.
Somehow, the fact that a former Pound-store is described as a " Landmark " building sums up the whole tragedy of East Lancashire since de-industrialisation . The vermin who run this country got rid of our industries because they wanted shut of trades unions and also wanted a powerless and disenfranchised working class. No power base = no power !!! And we all suffer now. The banking crisis of 2008-on is doing to the middle-classes what de-industrialisation did to the working classes. And so we get scenes like this. Copperhead
  • Score: 14

6:20pm Tue 4 Feb 14

johnley says...

well it looks like we are going to get another curry house soon, and as for the wording LANDMARK, are you having a laugh at Burnley mate. ITS A POUND SHOP FOR GOD SAKE.
well it looks like we are going to get another curry house soon, and as for the wording LANDMARK, are you having a laugh at Burnley mate. ITS A POUND SHOP FOR GOD SAKE. johnley
  • Score: 8

12:39am Wed 5 Feb 14

Stone Island: says...

A guide price of between £80,000 and £100,000?
I'd have thought you could buy the WHOLE of Burnley for that!
A guide price of between £80,000 and £100,000? I'd have thought you could buy the WHOLE of Burnley for that! Stone Island:
  • Score: -5

6:05pm Thu 6 Feb 14

JonnyRiddler says...

'Landmarks'?!?!?!? Who the f##k pays these people to write this stuff?!?!? They are not landmarks, clearly.
'Landmarks'?!?!?!? Who the f##k pays these people to write this stuff?!?!? They are not landmarks, clearly. JonnyRiddler
  • Score: 1

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