Former public toilet block goes on sale

Former toilets for sale in Leicester
Image caption Developers have been invited to offer a sealed bid for the disused toilet block

A former block of public toilets has gone up for sale in Leicester centre.

The city council is accepting sealed offers for the single-storey building on St Margaret's Way, which it said it no longer needed.

It said the site could be developed for a variety of uses, subject to planning permission.

Council investment and development manager Neil Evans said: "We've found in the past that there's interest in these quirky old buildings."

June Polonski from Spencers Estate Agents said the building was in a "fabulous" location and was confident it would sell easily on the open market.

"There's a lot you can do and properties will always sell for the right price and people will buy anything and to own a little bit of Leicester," she said.

"To own something this unusual, I'm sure somebody is going to be very, very creative with it and I really look forward to seeing where this one goes."

Last year a disused public toilet in Oakham, Rutland was transformed into a fruit and vegetable shop, while in January a former beach-side toilet building sold for £100,000 in Sheringham, Norfolk.

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