Chance to develop ideas in a prime halifax location

Once semi-detached, Southfield was knocked into one to provide short stay accommodation for NHS workers
Once semi-detached, Southfield was knocked into one to provide short stay accommodation for NHS workers

Until just a matter of months ago the main house, annex and nearby townhouses which form Southfield, Stafford Road would have been awash with noise from the comings and and goings of NHS workers as they started or finished their shifts.

Now this plot of land with three substantial buildings set in 0.85 acres of land in the Savile Park and Skircoat Green conservation area is being sold.

The annex to Southfield provided more accommodation for health care professionals

The annex to Southfield provided more accommodation for health care professionals

It will be of particular interest to developers and prime for any number of projects from flats, perhaps to a retirement centre.

Though anyone taking it on will doubtless have to observe a number of criteria to fulfil the aims of a conservation area.

The four-storey main house which fronts Stafford Road, was built in Victorian times like much of the property in the area and having orginaly been semi-detached was knocked into one and converted into individual sleeping and shared living quarters.

In the 1970s a two-storey annex was added while four brick built town houses followed in the 1980s.

Last addition to the plot - four town houses

Last addition to the plot - four town houses

All have been adapted to meet the short term and overnight accommodation needs for NHS staff working originally at Halifax’s two hospitals the Royal Infirmary and General and in more recent times Calderdale Royal Hospital.

The properties are reached by two private entrances leading from Stafford Road.

The main entrance gives direct access to a large car park alongside which is an expanse of lawn which divides the annex and town houses.

The second entrance gives access to the front of the property and yet more off street parking.

At the front of the house is another lawned area bordered by mature trees, as the main picture shows.

“It is unusual for land and property of this nature to come to the market,” said Ben Waites of Walker Singleton, which has just relaunched an estate agent side to its local business.

Whoever the new owner is, they will buy into a part of one of the most sought after areas of Halifax, with Manor Heath and Savile Park just a short walk away.

Halifax town centre and the bustling village shopping centre of Skircoat Green are also within easy reach .

The land and property lie close to Huddersfield Road providing a straight link to the M62 motorway at Ainley Top and linking to Leeds and Manchester.

Southfield, Stafford Place, Halifax is for sale with Walker Singleton Chartered Surveyors for £950,000.