A HISTORIC Stevenston building has been re-listed for sale at auction.

But despite two previous attempts to sell the building to the highest bidder ending in failure, the latest listing has an even higher asking price.

Africa House, on Lundholm Road in the Ardeer Industrial Estate, has been listed online with Glasgow-based firm Future Property Auctions with a guide price of £115,000.

The first attempt to auction off the property gave it a listed guide price of £109,250 - while the second saw that figure drop to below £100,000.

The latest deadline for offers is 3pm on Thursday, June 8.

The building was originally constructed for the British Empire Exhibition in Bellahouston Park in Glasgow in 1938.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: The historic building dates back to 1938.The historic building dates back to 1938. (Image: Future Property Auctions)

It was built as a temporary structure to house an exhibit of South African goods and, following the event, was purchased by ICI Nobel.

The company transported the structure from Glasgow to their explosives manufacturing plant in Ardeer. 

It was rebuilt brick by brick at the ICI site, where it was used as the staff kitchen and canteen.

Clowes Development (Scotland) Ltd were the last known owners of the property, though it is unclear whether they still hold ownership of Africa House.

In the online listing, the historic building is noted as being in a "prime location".

Further to this, it adds that the 1.81 acre site has "the potential for residential or commercial development (subject to gaining necessary consents)".

However, looking into the past of the property, it seems unlikely that such a development would be feasible.

Ardrossan and Saltcoats Herald: The building is currently in a state of disrepair.The building is currently in a state of disrepair. (Image: Future Property Auctions)

Back in May 2021, plans to demolish the property were halted after pressure from a community group alongside the Herald.

The 'Friends of Stevenston' mounted a campaign to save it from the wrecking ball after Clowes Development Ltd lodged a planning application seeking permission to tear down the listed building.

And after the group applied the pressure, the application was later withdrawn.

Speaking at the time, Jean Frew, of the Friends of Stevenston, said: “I will now be emailing my locally elected members to ensure that this building is protected going forward.

"It must not be left at this. Action is still required to assure its survival.”