For sale: Weston library - yours for £350,000
PUBLISHED: 13:00 15 August 2012
FOR sale, one public library – historic landmark, Weston town centre location, no longer needed by North Somerset Council - £350,000 or best offer.
Weston Library based in the Boulevard has gone on sale with commercial property firm Alder King and is available for viewings by prospective buyers.
Earlier this month the Mercury reported that the council is withdrawing from the 112-year-old building and moving library services to the Town Hall.
In recent weeks, services at its current location have been scaled back ahead of its closure on August 24 and transfer to the Town Hall, which is receiving a £9.7million refit and will host the library from October 1.
Weston Library is described in its sales listing as a ‘former library building in a prime town centre location with potential for a variety of community uses or conversion’.
It continues: “The property could suit a range of potential alternative uses, including community uses subject to obtaining the necessary consents.”
It is described as a Grade II listed building with more than 11,000 sq ft of floor space, with public toilets to the east of the building also part of the sale.
Alder King property consultant Simon Price said: “Our instructions are to try to identify some sort of community use, and bring forward all potential interest in the building.
“We have had a number of enquiries, and we are talking to them at the moment.”
Weston Town Council has previously called for the building - designed by renowned Weston architect Hans Price - to remain in community use, though no such stipulation has been attached to its sale.
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