Key details

For Sale - Former Mission Hall & Two Bedroom Flat, North Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0NT
Sizeable detached property • Could be let out • Class 10 Use
Under offer

  • receptions 1 Reception Room
  • bedrooms 2 Bedrooms
  • bathrooms 1 Bathroom


Sizeable detached property, until recently used as a Mission Hall with associated accommodation plus a self-contained flat above, in central Lerwick location at Grantfield close to the Toll Clock Shopping Centre. For sale as one unit.

The ground floor accommodation comprises two large halls, a commercial kitchen, several office / stores and associated toilet facilities.

The first floor flat which is accessed via an external staircase, comprises a living room, kitchen, shower room and two bedrooms.

The premises are assumed to have Class 10 (non-residential institutions) use opening up the possibility of use as a crèche or day nursery, gallery or perhaps as a meeting room / clubhouse, although other uses such as restaurant / café or residential may be possible, subject to the usual consents required.

The flat offers potential for owner's / staff accommodation, or could be let out.

General Information

The property comprises the original two storey building fronting North Road thought to date from 1950's / 1960's, and a later single storey extension to the rear.

The Mission Hall comprises the whole of the ground floor which is estimated to extend to around 210m²; the 79m² flat which is accessed via an external staircase, occupying the first floor (gross internal floor areas).

Central heating is provided to both parts if the building by the Lerwick District Heating system, with separate exchanger units to each. Note: the heating system to the flat requires attention and is presently switched off. The property has a fire alarm system covering the ground floor (zone 1) and the flat (zone 2).

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


In detail the accommodation comprises:-

Mission Hall – 45 North Road

The Mission Hall comprises the whole of the ground floor of the building with two entrances, one from North Road, the other to the side / rear.

The main entrance from North Road opens to a hall with access to a hall to the right, two toilets, one equipped for disabled use, and an office / games room on the left.


(Approx. 8.6m x 5.5m at widest point) (28'3" x 17'10") Large, high ceilinged space with windows to North Road and the rear, side fire escape and hatch to the kitchen.

Office / Games Room

(Approx. 3.35m x 2.9m) (11' x 9'6")

A general cloakroom area at the end of the hall leads to the second side entrance leading to the remaining accommodation in the rear extension comprising:-


(Approx. 3.95m x 2.9m) (13' x 9'6") Fitted with commercial quality stainless steel units including a sink, several freestanding worktop / shelf units, additional wall cupboards & cooker hood, plus a separate wash hand basin. The kitchen has a further entrance door to the west side of the building.

Main Hall

(Approx. 9.55m x 5.9m) (31'3" x 19'4") Another large space situated to the rear of the building, with a minimum floor-to-ceiling height of 3.25m (10'8"). A bank of tall windows spans the full length of the east wall. External fire escape.

A hallway off the main hall leads to:-


(Approx. 2.85m x 2.7m) (9'4" x 8'11")


(Approx. 2.7m x 1.7m) (8'11" x 5'7")

Shower Room

(Overall approx. 2.7m x 1.7m) (8'11" x 5'7"). With shower, WC & wash hand basin.

Office / Store

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.7m) (9'6" x 8'11")

There is a detached wooden shed behind the building.

Flat - 43 North Road

43 North Road is a two bedroom flat occupying the first floor and accessed via an external stair to the front of the building. It would benefit from general refurbishment and upgrading. The accommodation comprises:-

Living Room

(Approx. 5.5m x 4m) (17'4" x 13'2") Generously proportioned, particularly bright room with a large window looking out over North Road and a second window to the rear facing south.

Bedroom 1

(Approx. 3.95m x 2.8m) (13' x 9'3") West-facing double room with built-in wardrobe space.

Bedroom 2

(Approx. 2.9m x 2.6) (9'6" x 8'7") Single room facing south.


(Approx. 4.4m x 2.3m) (14'6" x 7'7") Situated to the rear of the building, with fitted units including a sink.


(Approx. 3.4m x 2.15 at widest points including cupboard) (11'2" x 7') With three piece suite and over-bath shower.


The ground floor is assumed to have Class 10 (Non-Residential Institutions) use as defined in the Town & Country Planning (Use Classes) (Scotland) Order 1997.

In addition to religious use, it is thought that the premises could therefore potentially be used, without the necessity of obtaining planning permission for a change of use, as a crèche, day nursery or day centre, educational establishment, gallery, museum or public / exhibition hall, although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves regarding the current use of the building and any intended change of use.

Other uses may be possible including restaurant / café, or residential, although this would be dependent on obtaining any necessary consents required.

Rateable Value / Council Tax

The rateable value for the ground floor premises is understood to currently be £2,550 although prospective purchasers should satisfy themselves in this regard by confirming up to date figures with the Assessor's Office. Shetland Islands Council currently offers a Small Business Rates Relief Scheme. Prospective purchasers should contact the Council directly for further details.

The Council Tax banding for the flat is understood to currently Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at:


exclusive of VAT (if applicable).

Council Tax

Understood to currently be Band C. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation. Details of Council Tax rates can be found on the Shetland Islands Council website.

Rateable Value

The Rateable Value is understood to be £2,550. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.

Property location


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.

We have availed ourselves of services provided by Harper Macleod of Lerwick, both in buying and selling residential property. Our needs on both these occasions were fully met and the service provided by them made our task in these circumstances, seemingly without effort.

Prior to this we had also received very helpful general advice pertaining to Shetland real estate from them. This was a tremendous benefit to us at the time.

If you are seeking cost effective, excellent real estate marketing and legal services, we would not hesitate in recommending Harper Macleod of Lerwick.
David & Jan Elliot
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For Sale - Former Mission Hall & Two Bedroom Flat, North Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0NT