Former cat café is the cat’s whiskers for property investors

A former cat café in Derby city centre and promises to be a highlight of SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s upcoming property cat-alogue.

Curious Cats, 57 Wardwick, Derby, was a not-for-profit café and cat rehoming centre before it closed its doors for good last September and rehomed its 10 feline residents.

The three-storey freehold building is now due to go under the hammer at Pride Park Stadium on Thursday 5 September with a *guide price of £125,000+.

And Head of Auctions East Midlands Robert Stone says the Grade II listed property is the cat’s whiskers.

“This could be the purr-fect property for anyone looking for a city centre investment, with lots of potential, including the possibility of residential conversion, subject to planning permission.” 

On the ground floor of the property is the retail space, a large unfitted kitchen, plus storage and a WC.

The former tea room was housed on the first floor of the property, which also features a rear kitchen and store, while two further rooms can be found on the top floor. Outside is a rear garden/courtyard.

Robert added: “This is a prime city centre location opposite Derby Museum and Art Gallery. It is close to the Debenhams redevelopment scheme, so the area has a bright future ahead of it and this could be the ideal time to buy. The property is currently empty and there are no empty property rates as it is a listed building, so this is a cost saving to consider when preparing the property for a new life.”

Curious Cats is just one of many commercial and residential properties going under the hammer at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Thursday 5 September. For more information about this or any of the properties, or to request a free no-obligation auction appraisal of your own property, please click here or call the auctions team on 01332 242 880.