A historic former cinema, gutted by fire four years ago, could be snapped up in an auction later this month. The cinema, with a guide price of £600,000, is in the CP Bigwood auction at Villa Park on October 22.
The neo-classical Kingsway Cinema in Kings Heath has been derelict for eight years and the 2011 blaze destroyed much of its interior. Last year planning permission was given for it to be converted into a shop with apartments above .
Designed by noted architect Horace G Bradley and built in 1925, its imposing frontage is Grade A locally listed and should be retained and restored in any redevelopment.
A Bigwood spokesman said: “The building is considered to be one of the few local examples of Bradley’s work in the city which was mostly in its original form.”
Derelict Kingsway cinema is on sale alongside a former NHS centre in Kings Norton and Tenbury Wells mansion
At the October 22 sale the City Council is also selling:
A semi detached two bedroom property at 79 Tower Road, Four Oaks.
A Grade II Listed Victorian Park Keepers Lodge adjacent to Bournbrook Recreation Ground on Bristol Road, Selly Oak, most recently a youth centre
Offices and a former community centre and car park at 212 Winson Green Road.
A former NHS Psychology Service Centre at 208 Monyhull Hall Road, Kings Norton, with planning permission for six new homes or potential for conversion into a care home is available with a guide price of about £400,000.
Jonathan Hackett, head of auctions, said: “We have nine from Birmingham City Council and two from Wolverhampton City Council, a mix of ground rent and garage investments, and the usual spread of residential vacant and investment, commercial vacant and investment, together with land and development opportunities.
“There is something for everyone.”
Being unveiled for sale is also a Birmingham City Council owned mansion in Tenbury Wells, most recently used as an outdoor education centre . This grade II listed Jacobean hall in Brockleton Road has a guide price of £1 million and includes a gamekeeper’s lodge and 21 acres of grounds.
Unless a sale is agreed before hand, the hall will go for auction on December 10.