Reservoir, church and club offer chance to self-build and renovate

The proposed property sits inside the old reservoir tank
The proposed property sits inside the old reservoir tank
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Spalding Moor reservoir

guide price: £95,000

This one acre plot of land includes two reservoir tanks and comes with planning permission for a contemporary four bedroom house and garage.

The proposed  house features large areas of glazing

The proposed house features large areas of glazing

The East Yorkshire site is one of the star lots at the Auction House West Yorkshire sale on September 6.

Auctioneer James Pank says: “If you’ve been waiting for the opportunity to construct your own ‘Grand Design’, now is the time to act.”

The land is located off Market Weighton Road and lies between Market Weighton and Holme on Spalding Moor in East Yorkshire.

The approved design is by Domus Architecture and the plot is owned by Keyland, the property trading arm of the Kelda Group and a sister company of Yorkshire Water. The planning consultant for the scheme was Lichfields, Leeds.

The reservoir plot circled in red

The reservoir plot circled in red

The proposed dwelling, which sits in the large reservoir tank, has large areas of glazing, three reception rooms, four bedrooms and a home office . The smaller reservoir has been allocated for parking and stores.

The plans utilise the existing tank and its internal columns and the house and garage will be topped with green, sedum roofs and should blend in with the surrounding grass banking. Vertical timber fins envelop the property and Domus Architecture say they echo the trees

that surround the site.

A spokesman for Lichfields adds: “The fins provide shading but their primary purpose is to visibly screen the house and minimise the risk of the glazing that could reflect light and draw attention to the building within the landscape.”

Other interesting lots in the Auction House sale include Thornton filter house, near Bradford, which sits on a plot of 0.95 acres. It has a guide price of £95,000 and comprises the main filter house, two outbuildings and the old water tanks.

St Paul’s Church, Denholme, is offered at a guide price of £80,000 to £90,000 and comes with planning permission to convert into a six-bedroom home.

Ackroyd Street working men’s club on South Parade, Morley, is guided at £190,000 to £200,000. This substantial building has 8,250 square feet of space and could be of interest to investors and developers. The property comprises a concert room, function room, snooker room, two offices, two kitchens and toilets to the ground floor with a three bedroom flat to the first floor. The club is on a 0.25 acre site close to Morley town centre.

*The Auction House sale is on September 6 at 2pm at the Norman Hunter banqueting suite ,Elland Road Stadium, Leeds. For more details contact Auction House West Yorkshire,, tel: 0113 3933482