There’s no chain but you may need to spend a few pennies to buy this former Newport public loos at auction

A convenient property ideally located next door to a pub and on a main route into the city of Newport is vacant and for sale if you have enough pennies to spend.

A modern toilet block and forecourt, on busy Caerleon Road next door to The Victoria Inn, at the junction with York Road,  is being sold by Newport-based Paul Fosh Auctions.

The guide price for the three booth complex and forecourt is £15,000.

Debra Bisley, who is handling the sale for Paul Fosh Auctions on behalf of Newport City Council, said: “The toilet block will be sold with vacant possession. The benefit of buying and selling through an auction is owners can wash their hands of the property when the hammer falls and there isn’t the headache of an ongoing chain to concern the bidder and new owner.

“The modern, three cubicle block is in a very convenient spot right on Caerleon Road. An added bonus is that the property has a large forecourt.

“This is far from a bog standard property and has great potential for a new owner. Bidders don’t need to be too flush with cash as the guide price for what could be an ideal redevelopment project, subject to the necessary planning consents, perhaps as an Airbnb project,  is just £15,000.

“This is a great and most unusual opportunity to purchase a single story, detached, toilet block located close to the centre of Newport. Caerleon Road is one of the main thoroughfares leading to Newport city centre. The road comprises commercial as well as residential properties, with a good level of footfall.”

This is far from the first time Wales’ leading property auction business has engaged in the marketing and subsequent sale of a former public convenience.

Debra said: “Perhaps the most creative and unusual re use of a former public WC to date was  actually here in the city of Newport. We were involved in the marketing of a derelict Grade II listed, Victoria era loos in Alexandra Road, in the former dockland area of Pill. The elaborate toilet block was bought for £15,000 and converted. It is now the Phyllis Maude Performance Space and reckoned to be the tiniest venue of its type anywhere in the UK.”

The Caerleon Road toilet block and some ninety other lots are being offered for sale online at the Paul Fosh Auctions October sale. Bidding starts at noon on Tuesday,  October 19  and ends from 5pm on Thursday,  October 21.

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