sale of historic building in Highbridge raises new jobs hopes
historic building in the centre of Highbridge is set to be converted
into offices after being sold for over £200,000 this week.
House in Market Street was formerly home to Lloyds Bank and more
recently has been the HQ for the National Blind Children's Society
until it moved out in August.
prominent property was set to be sold at auction on Tuesday and
had a guide price of £75,000 to £100,000, however
the auctioneers Clive Emson recieved a large bid last week.
had a bid in excess of £200,000 last Friday which was accepted
by the vendor and the property did not need to go to auction,"
a spokeswoman told Burnham-On-Sea.com. "The owner is keen
to turn the building into offices."
Murphy of Highbridge Chamber of Trade welcomed the news, telling
Burnham-On-Sea.com: "The extra offices could well bring extra
jobs into the town centre which would be fantastic news for the
am very pleased it has been sold and will be used for business
Auctioneer Graham Barton said there had been lots of interest
in the property. "It was priced to attract attention. It
is in a prominent position in the centre of Highbridge and is
a feature property," he said.
over three floors, the property is described as a 'substantial
office building with development potential'. The identity of the
new owner has not yet been revealed.