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Property Type: Church / alternative use / development opportunity
Address: New Street / Avenue Street, Stewarton, KA3 5BD
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Stewarton comprises one of the main settlements in East Ayrshire, and extends to a population of approximately 7,000 persons. The town is well connected, being approximately 4 miles to the west of the A77/M77, and also benefits from a mainline railways station and good bus connections to local towns as well as Glasgow. Glasgow City Centre is located approximately 20 miles to the north.
The property is located to the east of New Street, at its junction with Graham Terrace and Avenue Street, within Stewarton town centre. New Street can be accessed via Dunlop Road/Rigg Street to the west or Graham Terrace/Avenue Street to the east. The property benefits from good public transport connections with local bus routes running past New Street as well as neighbouring streets. Stewarton train station lies directly east of the property and is within a 1-minute walking distance.
The surrounding properties are generally a mix of private residential dwellinghouses and flats, however Stewarton Main Street/Lainshaw Street is a short distance south and contains a variety of commercial occupiers which include a Co-op foodstore, RS McColl and a number of independent traders. There is also a Sainsburys supermarket located within Rigg Street in the town centre.
The property comprises a large plot, upon which two interconnected buildings have been constructed, to form an L-shaped structure.
The main church building which fronts Avenue Street is constructed of brick and stone with roughcast rendering and a pitched, timber framed and slated roof. The adjoining building which fronts New Street is constructed of stone, and has a pitched and hipped roof, finished with slates. Glazing throughout is upvc framed and double glazed, with exception of the roof lights to the ancillary building, which are single glazed.
Internally, the property is subdivided to form:
Access hallway (from Avenue Street), main worship area with pulpit and gallery/balcony.
Two separate entrance hallways (from New Street), three separate main rooms, kitchen and toilet accommodation (x2).
Office area and church hall
The main church building benefits from a suspended timber floor, with plastered walls and a plastered ceiling which extends to approximately 6.15m height. Windows are generally double glazed and upvc framed, with 2x feature stained glass windows. A stairwell leads to the balcony area which is formed above part of the main worship area.
The ancillary building has a mix of concrete and suspended timber floors, with plasterboard, plastered and lath and plaster walls and plasterboard/lath and plaster ceilings. Lighting is via a variety of fittings throughout.
The kitchen area benefits from a mix of floor and wall mounted units and stainless steel sink and drainer. Each toilet area contains WC and WHB. The first floor hall is open plan with varnished timber floor and excellent natural daylighting. There is a fire escape leading from this area to the rear of the property.
A garden/yard is formed to the rear and is accessible from both ground and first floors of the main ancillary building.