Image copyright Paul Fosh Image caption The toilet block in Bridgend is the latest public convenience to go under the hammer in recent years Buyers had to spend more than a penny to snap up this Victorian toilet block.Public toilets in Bridgend were put up for auction by the local council in the hope the…

The toilet block in Bridgend

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The lavatory block in Bridgend is the most up-to-date public convenience to switch below the hammer as of late

Patrons had to utilize more than a penny to snap up this Victorian lavatory block.

Public bogs in Bridgend had been build up for auction by the native council within the hope the constructing could maybe very effectively be re-developed and brought again to life.

The block, in Derwen Avenue, has been closed for years nonetheless supplied on Sunday for £61,000 – more than twice the manual imprint.

Auctioneers Paul Fosh talked about it was as soon as one of essentially the most “recurring” lots it had dealt with.

Bridgend council is the most up-to-date authority to position disused public bogs below the hammer in a uncover to eradicate funds and flip derelict buildings into companies.

Across Wales, a desire of venerable lavatory blocks were given a brand recent rent of life as cafes, bars, restaurants and shops.

One in Rhondda county has been became into a small home whereas one other disused block in Newport is now a small theatre.

In 2017, a venerable convenience block was as soon as supplied in Merthyr Tydfil for £37,000 – six times the asking imprint.

“Native authorities occupy learned that the repairs of these oldschool buildings could maybe very effectively be a drain,” talked about Mr Fosh.

“They breeze for draw over that it is likely you’ll ever consider nonetheless there was as soon as exceptional interest on this verbalize sale.

“As bogs blocks breeze, it was as soon as very stunning.”

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