A DILAPIDATED church in Greenock’s west end is to be auctioned off.

The former Nelson Street E.U. Congregational Church, which has a guide price of £77,500, is to go under the hammer in Glasgow.

An online sales brochure says the building could potentially be transformed into a housing development or soft play facility.

The main church building, which is described as ‘modern movement late gothic style’, accommodates the sanctuary and first floor viewing gallery while there are two further buildings at the back. 

A church hall, and kitchen/tea prep area is situated next to the main church building and a basement area beneath has ancillary storage and wc facilities. 

The church closed some years ago and potential buyers are being warned that the church is in a state of disrepair.

The brochure states: “Internally the subjects are in a dilapidated state with significant refurbishment works required. 

“The property benefits from many traditional features. 

“The property would ideally suit redevelopment to a multitude of potential uses such as commercial, residential or leisure.”

In November, emergency services were called to the building after reports that the roof collapsed.

A number of Scottish Fire and Rescue Service crews were sent as a precaution, including a major incident unit and heavy rescue team.

A spokesman at the time said part of the hall roof at the rear of the building had caved in. 

The incident was handed over to Inverclyde Council building control staff and the building was fenced off.

No one was injured in the incident.

The church will be put under the hammer by Future Property Auctions at the Radisson Hotel in Glasgow in February.