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

Wednesday, October 6, 2021

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, a ladies, a gents and one for the use of the less able, is £15,000.

Debra Bisley, who is handling the sale for Paul Fosh Auctions on behalf of Newport City Council, said: "The toilet block, to 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 no 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 was far from the first time Wales' leading property auction business had 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 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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Tue 12 Dec 2023, 12.00pm Paul Fosh Auctions, Newport, NP20 2AG


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