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Historic Nottingham building sold to new owners

A historic building in the shadow of Nottingham Castle has been sold in a deal completed by leading commercial property agency Innes England. 


The Grade II listed Severn’s House, once the city’s lace museum and more recently used as offices, dates from the 15th Century and has a fascinating history, having once been moved from another part of the city.

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Originally built as a merchant’s house in Middle Pavement in 1450, the timber-framed structure was moved in 1968 to make way for the new Broadmarsh shopping centre and was relocated to the junction of Castle Road and Castle Gate.

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Over the years it has been an architects’ office – in the 19th century – and a wine and spirit business operated by John and James Severn in 1900. Also known as the Severn’s Building, the two-storey semi-detached property is on the National Heritage List for England.

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The previous owner had enjoyed working in such a characterful building, said Innes England director Ross Whiting. Having made the decision to move on, the property has been sold for an undisclosed sum to a new company, which is yet to disclose what new purpose the building will be put to in the next chapter of its life.


“The buyer was very interested in this slice of Nottingham history and can’t wait to get started on their future plans,” said Ross.


“It’s an iconic building, recognisable to the people of Nottingham as well as the many visitors to the Castle area. It was a pleasure to be involved in the sale of such a meaningful property.”


The vendor said: “We have really enjoyed working there and discovering the building’s history. But we made the decision to move on and Innes England helped us with the process in a very swift manner once the sale was agreed. We wish the new owners the best of luck.”

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