Primesite purchases iconic former offices of law firm

16th March 2016

One of Sheffield's most iconic buildings has been sold in a deal worth more than £1 million.

Situated across from the Botanical Gardens on Clarkehouse Road the 11,750 square feet building was home to solicitors Wake Smith for 25 years before the firm relocated to new offices in the city centre. It was also once the headquarters of Bassett Foods. And now it is set for a brand new future after being bought by Sheffield-based property developers and investors Primesite UK. Although Primesite are considering a number of options, managing director Scott Hinchliffe, said he was pleased to conclude the deal late last month (February). He said: -There can't be many people in the city who haven't seen this building whether by driving past it or on a visit to the Botanical Gardens. -It has a fantastic heritage and is a true landmark building to the west of the city centre. We're currently discussing a range of opportunities but at the heart of all of them will be respect for the building and its history. The property was marketed by Crosthwaite Commercial towards the end of last year with a price guide in excess of £1 million and following a best offers situation, the building was sold to Primesite UK Limited for a figure more than the asking price. Primesite UK, who are based in Woodseats, represented themselves in the purchase and Bell & Buxton solicitors acted for the vendors, who were a consortium of former Wake Smith partners. Selling agent, Martin Crosthwaite, said: -This is a very imposing building in a highly sought area close to the western suburbs and we received a lot of interest from both owner occupiers and developers.

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