A DERELICT school building in Frodsham has sold at auction for more than £100,000.
For more than 10 years the Old School House on Princeway, Frodsham has stood as a boarded-up eyesore in the market town.
Mystery surrounds the former office for Frodsham High School after the building was sold at an auction for £105,000 – more than £50,000 over the asking price.
Speaking about the auction held at Rowton Hall Hotel by Fisher German Denton Clark (FGDC), Frodsham Cllr Lynn Riley said that the derelict building had been bought by three men from the Halton area.
“I think that the building closed before the high school did,” she said.
“It has been empty for more than 10 years, it would have been quite an ideal place for the information centre that Frodsham Town Council want to open but it would have needed an awful lot of work.”
Cllr Riley added that the new owners would have to invest a lot of money in refurbishing the building, which at the moment doesn’t even have an entrance.
“Everyone will be interested to see what happens to this building, and what happens during the planning process,” added Cllr Riley.
“I think if it was turned into housing it would be better for all concerned as we are somewhat in need of some in Frodsham.”
William Lewis of FGDC said that the property reached twice its £50,000 guided value despite being close to a sports pitch and needing a lot of refurbishment, saying: “It goes to show how popular Frodsham is.”