A FORMER substation is due to go up for auction.

The decommissioned electricity substation in Farnworth has been given a guide price of £20,000.

The listing states that there will be no viewings of the property in Edith Street because the entrance to the building has been bricked up and there is no internal access.

Electrical substations reduce voltage from high to low so that it is easier and safer to deliver electricity to homes and businesses.

Property auction house Pugh and Co states that the premises has a floorspace of 3,400 sq ft and a 5,000 sq ft gated yard outside.

It is understood to be over ground and basement levels.

Paul Thompson, managing director of Pugh auction house, said: “The substation is in a good location in a residential neighbourhood, and close to both Farnworth town centre and the M61 motorway.

“Subject to obtaining the necessary planning consent, the site represents a great opportunity to develop new residential accommodation in Farnworth.”

The building is one of some 130 lots that will go up for sale at Pugh’s next North West property auction, at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on February 25.