Key details

Former Church Building, Bank Lane, Lerwick, ZE1 0DT
Offers over £150,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.


Sizeable, detached church building situated in the centre of Lerwick.

The accommodation is arranged over two floors and currently comprises the main 14m x 8m church hall / meeting room and a disabled WC downstairs, plus a second meeting room (8m x 8m), with an office, a kitchen, a store room and WC upstairs.

There is also a boiler room accessed via a separate door.

The building is assumed to have Class 10 (Non-residential Institutions) use and could therefore in addition to religious use, potentially be used as a crèche, nursery, gallery, exhibition hall or similar. It may also suit other uses including possibly residential although this would be subject to the usual consents required and prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard.

General Information

The building is situated off Bank Lane in the Lerwick Conservation Area close to The Hillhead. The original stone-built part is understood to date from around 1900. The later extension is of concrete block construction.

The Rateable Value is currently be £5,400. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.

The property is being sold in its current condition. No warranties will be given in respect of any contents or services.


The gross internal floor area is estimated to extend to around 279m² or thereby, entry being via double doors which open to a large double height entrance hall entrance area with under stairs store and WC on the left, door to the meeting room ahead, and stair to the left to the first floor.

The main meeting room / hall is a substantial space with two windows to Hangcliff Lane (and two further windows blocked up), one window to the north, and double doors at the far end to the outside space. There is a lift in one corner although this is currently not working.

The stairs lead up past one of the WC’s to the first floor where a large open space with wash hand basin and access to the loft leads to a second meeting room, an office, kitchen & store.

The second meeting room is another large space with windows to the three sides, the higher level ones at the far end enjoying views over the surrounding area across the sound to Bressay. A run of fitted cupboard units provide storage.

The office has windows to the side and rear of the building, whilst the large kitchen has extensive modern fitted units including a double sink. (The cooker and fridges are not included in the sale).

At the ground floor level to the right of the entrance and accessed via a separate door, is a boiler room housing the central heating boiler, hot water tank and oil tank. The central heating boiler is not in working order and would require attention.

Rooms Sizes (All approximate)

On the Ground Floor:-

Meeting Room

14m x 8.5m (46’ x 28’)


2.8m x 1.2m (9’2” x 4’)

Boiler Room

4.45m x 4.1m (14’8” x 13’6”)

Mezzanine Floor:-

WC/Cleaner’s Store

3.8m x 1.2m (12’6” x 4’)

On the First Floor:-

Second Meeting Room

8.5m x 7.85m (28’ x 26’)


3.3m x 2.7m (10’10” x 8’10”)


5.05m x 2.75m (16’6” x 9’)

Walk-in Cupboard/Office

2.5m x 1.65m (8’3” x 5’5”)

Open Area

5.9m x 3.2m (19’4” x 10’6”)

Property location

The property is situated between Bank and Hangcliff Lanes which run from The Hillhead to the west down to Commercial Street to the east, access to these lanes being to either side of the Bank of Scotland building on Commercial Street. Access to Bank Lane from The Hillhead end is opposite Prince Alfred Street. Approaching from The Hillhead end, the building, which is set back from the lane, is immediately after the row of single storey terraced houses on the right.

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Important Information for Prospective Purchasers

This schedule is intended only to help you decide whether to view the property. We always recommend you view the property personally.

The information is believed to be correct, but it is not warranted and is not to form part of any contract of sale. All dates, distances, areas and room sizes noted are approximate and for use as a general guide only. Prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves as to the working condition or otherwise of any equipment such as central heating or kitchen appliances.

This schedule should not be taken as a comment on the condition of the property. This is a matter for your surveyor and we recommend that once you have found a property you are interested in, you obtain a survey report. We can provide details of surveyors if required.

Interested parties are advised to note their interest through their solicitor as soon as possible so that they can be informed if a closing date is fixed. Noting interest does not place any obligation on the seller to set a closing date or to give any noted interests the opportunity to offer. Whilst every effort will be made to advise noted interests of any closing date set, this cannot be guaranteed.

No responsibility will be accepted for expenses incurred by parties who have noted interest but do not get an opportunity to offer, or for any expenses incurred traveling to properties which have been sold or withdrawn.

Many thanks for dealing with our sale so efficiently.
Mrs Moses
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Former Church Building, Bank Lane, Lerwick, ZE1 0DT