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Feeling flush? Former toilet block for sale with no chain

Auctioneers are expecting the bids to roll in for a former toilet block in Lancashire when it goes under the hammer this month.

Bidders are invited to spend more than a penny for the convenience of buying the former public toilets, next to the Town Hall, Colne Road in Brierfield, Nelson in the auction on Thursday 30th July.

The property is being sold by SDL Auctions in a bumper national auction live-streamed from its head office, with remote telephone, internet and proxy bidding.

The former public toilet block, which has a guide price of £18,000+, is a single-storey building with approximately 40 square metres (430 square feet) of internal space.

Andy Thompson, head of auctions North West, said: “We are delighted to have been engaged to sell the property and hope bidders are feeling flush on auction day as, all puns aside, this is an excellent investment opportunity in a great location with a wealth of potential.”

Drawings are available showing the potential for the property to be converted into a restaurant and takeaway, and there is scope for several other uses, subject to the necessary planning permissions.

Andy added: “The drawings show the possibility of creating a takeaway restaurant, but we feel the property would make an ideal office space or even a residential conversion, subject to consent.”

The building is in the heart of Brierfield’s town centre, next to Brierfield Town Hall and opposite major retailers.

Transport links are excellent with regular buses into Burnley and Nelson, and Brierfield Railway Station, on the East Lancashire line, just a one-minute walk away.

The freehold property is among 169 residential and commercial lots around the UK being sold on Thursday 30th July by SDL Auctions, now the UK’s most successful live-streamed property auctioneer, having raised more than £55 million for sellers and sold more than 420 lots since the start of lockdown.

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