A Grade II-listed former magistrates court in Derbyshire has been sold to a Nottingham-based developer for residential conversion following a deal by Innes England.
ARC Vantage, who specialise in residential conversion and are experienced in refurbishing listed buildings, bought Knightsbridge Court in Chesterfield for an undisclosed sum.
Knightsbridge Court is centrally located in the town between Rose Hill and West Bars. Set within 1.1 acres, it has been granted planning permission for 30 apartments over three floors.
Designed by Professor Joseph Stanley Allen, a renowned architect, planner and academic, the property was completed in 1956 and was listed in 1998. It was used as Chesterfield’s Magistrates Court until the court moved to a new building on Tapton Lane.
Chris Wright, Associate Director at Innes England, said: ‘Knightsbridge Court has been empty for a number of years and had sadly become the target for vandalism and fallen into disrepair.
‘This deal will see the building being brought back into use and bring employment opportunities for local people during the construction.
‘The conversion will not only deliver much-needed housing to Chesterfield but also safeguard the future of this landmark building.
Adam Cavell, Director at ARC Vantage Limited, said: ‘This is an exciting project for ARC Vantage. As developers, we are highly motivated in the regeneration and restoration of Listed Buildings and relishing the opportunity to restore this building to its former glory.
‘We also understand the need for high quality, inner city housing stock. It is our aim to deliver premium city living to the market next year.’