“Unsurpassed” Victorian gothic chapel available in Loughborough

A unique, gothic revival chapel designed and built in the 1850s and mentioned among the finest buildings in Leicestershire is available to let for only the second time in its 158 year history.

Chapel House on Leicester Road, one of the most recognisable buildings in Loughborough, is now available for use as offices, or for similar business use, offering a commanding and attractive situation just inside the entrance to the town’s old Victorian cemetery.

Designed by Bellamy and Hardy, and described by celebrated architectural historian Sir Nikolaus Pevsner as being “unsurpassed by any other building erected for the same purpose in the kingdom” in his 1960 book Buildings of Leicestershire and Rutland, this former chapel was restored and modernised at the end of the last century after falling into disrepair.

Alex Reid, Commercial Property Director of Mather Jamie, said, “Chapel House is truly something out of the ordinary, and it’s a real privilege to be letting such a unique Loughborough property, especially one spoken of so highly by Pevsner himself.

“Its comparatively recent restoration using traditional materials means this is an historic gem with thoroughly modern features, including gas central heating and under-floor heating, up to fifty phone lines and high speed internet capability, interior insulation, fitted carpets and double glazing, plus fire and smoke alarms and remotely monitored CCTV.”

The 2,347ft premises are set across two floors and include a bridge link and seating area directly beneath an impressive stone spire, as well as three private offices and general office areas, a boardroom and designer fitted kitchen.

Chapel House is approached by a tarmac driveway leading to a large rear parking area for approximately twenty vehicles, all set within ornamental gated fencing, externally lit by feature lighting and surrounded by open grounds and mature trees.

With great links to the M1 motorway, Loughborough train station and East Midlands Airport, it is the ideal location for a company that is looking to operate from prestige premises.