Former Sheffield school goes up for sale and could be converted into homes

A Grade II-listed former school in Sheffield could be converted into homes after going up for sale.

Thursday, 28th January 2021, 1:56 pm

Crookesmoor School on Crookesmoor Road was built in 1874 but closed in 1994, since when the building has been used as a training centre and offices.

Sheffield Council has now put the old school building and caretaker’s house up for sale, with the listing describing how the property is suitable in principle for conversion to housing.

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The former Crookesmoor School building has been put up for sale by Sheffield Council

“The area has an active lettings market particularly for students and is suitable (in principle) for residential conversion to apartments or other residential use (subject to Planning and Listed Building consent),” states the sales brochure.

According to Historic England, the old school building is one of a number designed by Innocent & Brown for the Sheffield School Board, and was one of the earliest to be built in England after the 1870 Education Act.

There is no guide price listed.

This aerial view shows the extent of the property
The Grade II-listed property could be converted into student apartments, the sales brochure suggests