A vacant former RNLI social club, that has been empty for a number of years, could be set for a new lease of life.

Close to the seafront in north Lowestoft, the former Lowestoft Lifeboat Crew Association social club building on Links Road is set to go under the hammer next month.

There were hopes that the vacant single storey building could be converted, after a vision for the site “received planning approval” to be transformed into a restaurant and two, three storey holiday homes.

However, the planning conditions for the site “has now lapsed” – leading to the building being offered at auction.

Described as “storage”, it is set to go under the hammer at an online auction on July 26, as it is marketed by Auction House East Anglia and offered in association with Steel and Co.

It will go under the hammer on a freehold tenure with a minimum guide price of £30,000 to £50,000 plus fees.

A property description from the auctioneers states: “A detached single storey building with lapsed consent for two holiday properties or restaurant.

“Located in an elevated position close to the seafront this currently vacant single storey building was previously used as a social club for the Lifeboat Association but more recently the site has received planning approval for the conversion to a restaurant and two, three storey holiday homes.

“This planning has now lapsed and purchasers should make their own enquiries of the relevant authorities regarding any future use.

“The plot measures 0.06 acres and the current building extends to approximately 52.2 sq m.”

With the seafront “a short walk” away, it adds: “The existing brick building was originally constructed as public conveniences but was for many years used as a social club.

“The building comprises of one main room with toilets, kitchen area and store.”