'eyesore' former job centre gets new look as it goes on sale
appearance of Burnham-On-Sea's "eyesore" job centre
building is finally set to be smartened up as it goes on sale
for the first time.
job centre building - which has been empty for almost seven years
- has been available to lease but is now going on sale in a fresh
bid to find a new owner.
Department for Work and Pensions vacated the former Burnham Jobcentre
at the corner of the High Street and Regent Street on 31st January
2009 and handed the building over to Telereal Trillium. The lease
expires on 31st December 2018.
Town Centre Manager Bev Milner Simonds, right, told Burnham-On-Sea.com
this week: "I have been in discussions with Telereal Trillium
for the past year to encourage them to market the property more
aggressively to find a new occupant and to put pressure on them
to clean it up."
have recently visited the building with the agents and saw the
poor state of the interior. I put pressure on them to appoint
a more local agent to let the property and to get a sale. I'm
pleased to say that the building is now up for sale for the first
have also agreed to remove the triangular letting sign outside,
which adds to the eyesore, and it will be marketed online instead."
two-tone fascia boards will also be painted to clean up the front
of the property and it's hoped that vinyls will be applied to
the windows to smarten up its appearance."
added: "The building is a massive eyesore at the northern
end of Burnham High Street and our approach has always been to
try and move it on to a new owner."
is good news, but obviously the best news would be to have it
occupied by a new owner."