We would like to reassure customers that we have no plans to leave Kimberley after the historic premises we operate from was put up for sale.
The lease of our funeral home in Main Street is 100% safe despite the three-storey former United Methodist Free Church it is based in being recently placed on the market.
We have fielded questions from customers about our future ever since a For Sale sign was erected above the door of the building, whose ground floor we have occupied since moving in seven years ago.
We spent £200,000 to create a funeral home complete with a reception, family room and two chapels of rest, having relocated to the church from our previous location.
The property has been placed on the market by the executors of its previous owner, with an asking price of £510,000. It is described as possessing stunning period features throughout with an outside terrace, car park spaces and upper floors that have recently been used for residential accommodation.
Gillotts’ words on staying in Kimberley
Anthony Topley, a partner here at Gillotts, said: “We’ve had quite a few people contacting us and wondering if we’re selling up because the wording of the sign is confusing, but we can confirm that our lease is 100% secure and the sale will have no impact on our service to families in and around Kimberley.
“We’ve had a presence in the town for 25 years and we feel very much a part of the community here. We invested a significant amount of money in creating a funeral home that we’re extremely proud of and which provides a comforting place for our families.
“The building is so well-known in the town and it never fails to attract comments, so we trust that it will attract a buyer who really understands how special and well-regarded it is.”
Gillotts operates four other funeral homes besides our Kimberley office, located in Eastwood, Selston, Stapleford and Heanor, and you can find more information here on our website: Eastwood funeral directors | Gillotts Funeral Directors