Former Barwell shoe factory with planning permission for 17 homes goes to auction

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A scheme to convert a former shoe factory in Barwell into 17 homes and apartments is taking a step further as the site goes up for auction.

Barrack House in The Barracks is to go under the hammer, with a guide price of £385,000 - but auctioneers say it will eventually be worth £2.2 million.

The former shoe factory sits on a site of almost half an acre, close to the centre of Barwell, and was once a national leader in the footwear industry.

Full planning permission was granted in May 2019 to convert the existing unit into four apartments with four new-build town houses and nine new-build apartments in the grounds.

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