A FORMER lap dancing club billed as one of Huddersfield’s most neglected buildings is up for sale.

The Pussycat Lounge at Kirkgate, which was previously The Kirkgate pub for many years, comes under the hammer at a property auction this month.

Property agent Eddisons has put a guide price of £150,000 on the building, which is being sold on behalf of administrators. It had previously been marketed at £300,000.

A spokesman for Eddisons, which has offices at New North Road in Huddersfield, said future uses for the premises, which extend to £3,500sq ft and include a manager’s flat, could include restaurant or leisure facilities – subject to planning approvals.

The building, which dates back to 1911, was identified by Chris Marsden, chairman of Huddersfield Civic Society, as one of the town’s neglected jewels.

Writing in the Examiner last week, he said: “It seems to be a victim of being in the wrong place as the buildings around it fall empty.”

Other properties on offer at Eddisons’ two-day auction include a vacant lock-up two storey warehouse at Sharpe Street, Heckmondwike, which is being offered at a guide price of £60,000, having previously been marketed at £120,000.

Residential stock includes a vacant two-bedroomed through terraced house in Soothill, Batley, with a guide price of £55,000 to £60,000.

A total of 162 lots are being offered at the sale which takes place on July 20 in Manchester and on July 21 in Leeds.

Tony Webber, of Eddisons, predicted a successful sale, saying: “Vendors have set prices which reflect current market conditions and this should translate to another strong performance.”