A GRADE Two-listed building in Bacup will be going under the hammer at a Manchester auction later this month.

Property auctioneer Pugh & Co will auction 178 residential and commercial lots from Lancashire, Liverpool, Manchester, Leeds and Newcastle – including the empty grade II listed market hall in Bacup.

The town centre building is being offered at £125,000 plus.

The auction will be held at Manchester United Football Club at 12pm on April 19th.

Kate Lay, head of Pugh & Co’s residential division, said she has seen an upsurge in the number of people buying and selling properties at auction.