Former old people’s home could become homes

Former Hillcrest

A former old people’s home near Ilkeston could be converted to homes when it is sold by SDL Auctions Graham Penny next month.

The former Hillcrest Home for Older People, Kenilworth Drive, Kirk Hallam, is due to go under the hammer at Pride Park Stadium, Derby, on Thursday 11 April, with a *guide price of £265,000+.

The council-run care home closed in 2016 and is ripe for conversion or redevelopment, subject to planning permission. The brick-built property has uPVC windows and extends to approximately 1,057.78 square metres on a site of approximately 0.67 acres, providing a huge amount of potential for development.

Located in a popular residential area on the edge of Ilkeston, the freehold site is within easy reach of amenities, including primary and secondary schools, healthcare services, supermarkets, independent shops, pubs, restaurants and Ilkeston’s pedestrianised shopping centre.

It is also convenient for open countryside spaces and the Nutbrook Trail, a 10-mile traffic-free route popular with walkers, cyclists and horse riders which takes you through Shipley Country Park.

And there are excellent transport links to the M1 motorway and into Derby, Ilkeston and Nottingham. Nearby, Ilkeston has a railway station, too, which opened in 2017 and is ideal for commuting to Nottingham.

Robert Stone, senior valuer at SDL Auctions Graham Penny, said: “This site has masses of potential for a wide variety of uses, the most obvious being the creation of homes, as it sits at the heart of an established residential area. However, developers are advised to seek pre-application advice from Erewash Borough Council.”

The former Hillcrest HOP is just one of dozens of lots which will feature in a bumper East Midlands auction catalogue featuring lots from Derby, Leicester and Nottingham, as well as those being sold via online auction. It will be sold at SDL Auctions Graham Penny’s Derby auction on Thursday 11 April at Pride Park Stadium. Entries are still being accepted for the auction and you can book a free auction appraisal of your property by clicking here or calling the team on 01332 242 880.

* Each property is subject to a Reserve Price which may be different from the Guide Price. For full definitions see www.sdlauctions.co.uk/glossary.