AN ICONIC local building is up for sale.

After closing in response to the Covid-19 pandemic, St Michael’s College near Tenbury Wellls is now on the market with Fisher German.

The college was founded in 1856 by the Reverend Sir Frederick Gore Ouseley as a choir school for boys. Over the years, a number of buildings and facilities have been added to support its educational use, resulting in an extensive range of period and modern buildings.

It stands in grounds of around 22.76 acres and a total of circa 72,172 square feet of accommodation.

The school has a diverse range of properties, including the principal college building which is a Grade II Listed building. In addition, there are 13 other buildings on the campus of various sizes, ages, architectural styles and condition, including student boarding houses, a sports hall, and several educational blocks.

Central to the site is a semi- detached residential property (Mioak) which is included however the other semi-detached property (Cloisters Cottage) is not part of the ownership.

Vehicular access is provided in two locations directly off Oldwood Road. The main entrance to the school leads to a fork junction with the left lane known as College Walk runs to Jubilee House and the right lane leads directly to the entrance of the main college building, passing the church to the right.

A second entrance is located further along Oldwood Road which loops around the back of the main college building to meet the main entrance car park.

From the south, the college is approached up a natural incline and to the north the land naturally sloped away from the college towards the playing fields.

The grounds also include a woodland and traditional orchard.

Malvern Hills District Council has expressed a desire to work to find a viable use for the site and its historic buildings. Further to this, Malvern Hills District Council currently has a shortfall in its housing land supply and this would potentially lend support to proposals involving residential uses on the site.

Additionally, at local and national policy level, there is support of re-using redundant rural buildings and facilitating the optimal viable use of heritage assets.