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The Altrincham-based former Vegetarian Society HQ has been sold

The 10,345 sq ft building, known as Parkdale on Dunham Road, was home to the Vegetarian Society since 1969.

Parkdale on Dunham Road

An Altrincham building which was formerly the headquarters of the Vegetarian Society is to be converted back into a home following its sale.

The 10,345 sq ft building, known as Parkdale on Dunham Road, was home to the Vegetarian Society since 1969 when the Manchester and London Societies unified.

The intention to sell Parkdale had been discussed for several years, but it was finally put up for sale earlier this year.

It's not known what price the house was sold for, or what the new owner's intentions for the property are.

CEO Richard McIlwain said: “Parkdale has served the Society well for over 50 years, with many events and functions held in the grounds.

The house dates back to around 1870

"However, times change and like many organisations, many of our staff now work flexibly from home.

"We have taken the opportunity to locate back into central Manchester at a smaller site, handy for public transport and capable of also hosting our brand-new teaching kitchen, which we’re very excited to be launching in the New Year.”

Parkdale, located within the Devisdale Conservation area, is set within grounds of approximately 1.41 acres and comprises a period, two-storey building dating back to c. 1870, set within mature gardens.

Whilst the property has been utilised for office space as the home to the Vegetarian Society, many of the original period features remain, including original fireplaces, architraves and window details.

Ned Brooks, an associate director in the development team at Savills in Manchester, said: “We are really pleased to have completed this sale on behalf of the Vegetarian Society to facilitate their relocation to Manchester city centre.

"Parkdale’s prime location in Altrincham and the fact that the building lends itself well to a single or multi-unit conversion meant that we had interest from a number of potential buyers.”

Mills and Reeve Solicitors acted on behalf of the Vegetarian Society on the sale.