Prominent West Bromwich high street building on market for £800k
A retail and office block in the heart of West Bromwich town centre has gone on the market for £800,000.
A buyer is now wanted to breathe new life into the 'tired' Victoria House on High Street.
Victoria House sits above a selection of shops in the centre of West Bromwich – it is a purpose built retail and office building with accommodation over the ground and two upper floors.
The tenants on the ground floor row of shops, including Paul Dubberley Estate Agents, are expected to stay on despite the sale.
Locals hope any new buyer will breathe new life into the 'tired' Victoria House – which currently has a plain, grey, stone exterior.
Councillor Bawa Singh Dhallu, who represents West Bromwich Central for Sandwell Council, said he would 'welcome' a new buyer to rejuvenate the old building.
He said: "It really will make it better, having a new buyer, and it's much better than it sitting empty for a long time.
"I'm always in favour of buildings that are used and put into good use rather than left empty. There have been a few empty ones around the High Street recently.
"I think it will be very nice for someone to come over and do something to make it look a lot better, less tired. I really would welcome that."
Councillor Laura Rollins, who represents the same ward, added: "We all want our high streets to be thriving places for the community but we know they are facing challenges up and down the country.
"So any investment made in those areas that have limited investment would be very welcome."
A spokesman for Bond Wolfe, the company marketing Victoria House, said that the property occupied a 'prominent position' on the High Street and was based in an 'extremely popular commuter area'.
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