Picturesque Kinder Water Treatment Works for sale: United Utilities have put the Kinder Water Treatment Works up for sale, with it having stood derelict for over 20 years.
Built in 1912, the building’s purpose was to filter water from the adjacent Kinder Reservoir, so as for it to be safe to drink after being pumped to nearby homes and businesses.
The building is known as the Filter House, and it is situated between Glossop and Chapel-en-le-Frith in Hayfield, Derbyshire. It is part of the Peak District National Park, and is accessible from a private lane that connects to Kinder Road.
The building’s 24 free-standing mechanised filters were removed, and the building is now empty. Its skylights and rows of arched windows remain, and it has floorspace of around 10,000 square feet.
The senior property surveyor at United Utilities, Rebecca Stockdale, commented: “It’s a wonderful building which could make the perfect blank canvas for somebody’s grand design.
“The Works hasn’t been used since the late 1990s when we diverted the water from Kinder Reservoir to the new Wybersley Water Treatment Plant near Stockport.
“The Kinder Valley is well known for its tranquillity, but of course it would have been a hive of activity during the construction of the reservoir and the treatment works.
“It would be wonderful to see activity here once again to bring this iconic building back into good use.”
Wilmslow’s Land4Homes is brokering the sale of Kinder Water Treatment Works, and the deadline for parties to express interest in purchasing it is September 9 2015. For more information you can visit: www.kinderwtw.co.uk.
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