FEARS that the trustees of the Foxlowe Arts Centre building at the top of Market Place in Leek were to vacate the site have been allayed.
Early last week a sign was erected on the premises advertising the building to let.
It was confirmed that agent Rory Mack, acting for the owner, placed the sign on the building and also advertised it on the internet.
Particulars described the premises as a substantial Georgian building enjoying an elevated and prominent location in Leek town centre overlooking Market Place.
The agent added: “The property was originally constructed as a private residence and the main building, and is Grade II-listed.
“More recently the property has been extensively extended to the rear at ground and first floor level, within which are a number of large open plan function rooms, ideal for accommodating wedding parties and the like.
“The property has been renovated in recent years and now offers a rare opportunity to be used for a wide range of leisure/commercial uses.
“To the rear of the property is a car park together with extensive lawned areas, providing additional car parking if required.” However, one of the Foxlowe’s trustees, Roger Warrillow, told the Post & Times that the ‘To Let’ board had been erected by mistake.
He said: “We are not pulling out of the building, and are looking to purchase it. The owner has apologised for the error.”
Mr Warrillow previously confirmed in a letter to the Post & Times that the owner of the site required £1 million for The Foxlowe, which had been recently valued at just over £500,000.