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Residential Development Opportunity, 3 Church Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0AE
Offers over £49,000
Immediate entry is available on conclusion of legal formalities.


3 Church Road is an interesting central Lerwick development opportunity with planning permission already in place for a change of use to a two bedroom home.

This mid-terraced, stone-built, commercial property is situated right in the heart of the town centre, in the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area just off Commercial Street, and a stone’s throw from the small boat harbour.

The location would be ideal for a rental property particularly for tourism accommodation with café’s etc. close at hand, or it would make a great Lerwick base.

The approved plans provide for a kitchen / living room and shower room on the ground floor, plus one bedroom on each of the first and attic floors.

General Information

The building comprises a stone-built, two storey and attic, mid-terraced property flanked by similar, stone-built residential buildings to either side.

The building which mains electricity, water & drainage, is presently classed as store although has not been used for some time. The building is on the list for a possible connection to the Lerwick District Heating scheme.

The property is situated in the Lerwick Lanes Conservation Area but is not listed.

It currently comprises two rooms and a toilet with WC and wash hand basin on the ground floor accessed directly from the street, plus a further single room on the first floor, and a large loft space. Approximate room sizes are as follows:-

On the Ground Floor:-

Room 1

2.95m x 2.1m (9’9” x 6’10”)

Room 2

3.05m x 2.45m (10’ x 8’)


2.3m x 1m (7’6” x 3’3”)

On the First Floor:-

Room 3

4.95m x 4.75m at widest points 16’3” x 15’7”)

Public parking is available nearby.

Planning permission was granted in September 2016 for a change of use to residential; Reference 2016/299/PFF. Full details of the permission can be found on Shetland Island Council’s website at (Searching against property address):-

The approved plans provide for a dual-aspect, open-plan kitchen / living room, and shower room on the ground floor, plus two bedrooms, one on each of the first and attic floors.

A Notice of Intention to Develop was submitted in September 2019. A building warrant will be required.

The building is being sold in its current condition and no warranties will be given in respect of any services or contents. The two water heaters in the property do not work. The roof and ceiling to the first floor contain asbestos.

Rateable Value

The building is currently rated as a store, the rateable value currently being £1,150. Prospective purchasers should however contact Shetland Islands Council directly for confirmation.

Property location

The property is situated at the foot of Church Road, on the west side of the road just up from the pedestrian crossing and the junction with Commercial Street.

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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.

We were very impressed with your professional manner and always keeping us up to date with progress.
Lee Thompson
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Residential Development Opportunity, 3 Church Road, Lerwick, ZE1 0AE

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