Former clerical dressing hall offers scope for artistic conversion

A former ecclesiastical dressing house offering oodles of pine floors and wall panelling could make an ideal dance studio if prospective investors take the right steps at auction.

Located in the heart of Blaengarw, Bridgend the former vestry building where clerics would dress for religious events and services provides light airy space in a cool, retro setting.

The former church building, The Hall, Katie Street, Blaengarw, Bridgend, is being offered for sale by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions with a guide price of £63,000.

Debra Bisley, of Paul Fosh Auctions, said: “This historic building offers great potential for conversion for a host of alternative uses including possibly as a dance studio or maybe arts or tourism centre due to the space it offers and light and proximity to wide open spaces.

“The spacious building has great access from the front and rear and is fully connected to mains gas, electricity and is double glazed.

“Blaengarw offers a host of local amenities and a selection of scenic walking routes alongside the River Garw. The renowned Cwm Galon Parc is also nearby, which offers plenty to explore.

“The A4064 provides road access to the nearby towns and villages which offer a further selection of amenities. The M4 is accessible nearby at Junction 34 in approximately 20 minutes. Bridgend town centre is located approximately 9.8 miles away and provides a much greater selection of shops and facilities.

“We have been advised that the property has been rated as a commercial property since at least April 2010, the first floor property area has been declared as residential since 1998.”

The next Paul Fosh Auctions online sale, at which this property along with some 90-plus others will be offered for sale, starts at 12 noon on Tuesday, June 8 and ends from 5pm on Thursday, June 10.