Uniting Church lists Redfern church for sale

Uniting Church lists Redfern church for sale
Uniting Church lists Redfern church for sale

A heritage-listed church in Sydney’s inner suburb of Redfern has been listed for auction with expectations of between $2.5 and $3 million.

The Uniting Church is selling the Tongan Parish church at 118 Regent Street, Redfern, as maintenance is becoming expensive.

The Gothic-style church, built in 1872, will go to auction on September 6 through CBRE.

The site is zoned B4 mixed use and the zoning allows for education, commercial or residential use.

The listing agents are Peter Vines and Stephen Grant of CBRE.

“This Victorian Gothic Church is an extremely unique opportunity within South Sydney, as it’s zoned B4 mixed use, so it will suit savvy owner occupiers, investors and developers,” Grant was quoted as saying by Fairfax Media.

Vines said the ”striking architecture and the proximity to the city” made it ”unique”.

“It would be an unbelievable creative office space for the right person,” he said.

The floor area is 360 sqm.

Uniting Church lists Redfern church for sale

The site also had rare ‘place of worship’ rights which was expected to draw interest from other church groups, he said.

The Regent Street church has Local Heritage listing, meaning that its facade, wooden staircase up to the tower and wooden altar would all have to be maintained as part of new designs.

According to the heritage listing, the church took four years to build and cost £1000, which was paid for by the congregation.

It has 360 square metres of floor space, two street frontages and is 300 metres from Redfern train station. 

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