Two vacant eye-sore buildings in Blackburn have been put on the market, in the hope they can be brought back into use.

Union House on St Peter Street and the Blakewater Hotel on Bridge Street are both up for sale, with offers coming in thick and fast for both premises.

Lancashire Telegraph: Union HouseUnion House (Image: NQ Staff)

Union House, a former hostel, used by homeless and vulnerable people, closed in May last year, after inspectors found living conditions were ‘unsatisfactory or extremely poor’.

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The building has been on the market since around November 2023, and is currently being advertised on Zoopla with agents Robert Pinkus and Co responsible for its sale. It has a guide price of £800,000.

The 44-room residential property dates back to 1900, with representatives from Robert Pinkus and Co telling the Lancashire Telegraph there has been “very strong interest” in the building, which at the time of writing is believed to be under offer.

Meanwhile, the former Blakewater Hotel on Bridge Street, which has been vacant for years, is also up for sale with property agents Bridge and Co.

The former 17-bed hotel requires a complete internal refurbishment and is on the market for £530,000.

Lancashire Telegraph: The Blakewater HotelThe Blakewater Hotel (Image: NQ Staff)

A spokesperson for Bridge and Co said the premises has had a lot of interest, but it would cost in the region of £200,000 to fully transform the eye-sore building in order to bring it back into good use.

It is believed the corner property was put up for sale in October or November 2023 and has had a “couple of offers” so far, although none of these have yet to materialise into a definite sale.

It is not yet known what the buildings will be turned into once purchased, or whether the buyers will want them to remain as bedsits and a hotel respectively.