Mystery buyer snaps up Silverhill’s public toilets

A PUBLIC toilet in Silverhill has been sold for £25,000. The detached block at the junction of London Road and Sedlescombe Road South, St Leonards, was snapped up by an anonymous bidder when it went under the hammer in Brighton on Tuesday.

The conveniences had a guide price of between £20,000 and £30,000 and auctioneer James Emson said his company had seen increasing interest in these types on unusual sales. He said: “The appetite for these kinds of strategically located buildings, which tend to be close to shops, remains as strong as ever.

“It is not known what plans, if any, the new owner has for the site. There is potential for possible conversion or, perhaps, redevelopment, subject to all the necessary consents being obtainable. That’s where the appeal is.”

The same auctioneer is also offering The Highlands Inn Hotel in Boscobel Road, St Leonards for a cool £450,000 - that’s for a restaurant, bar, two flats, six en-suite hotel rooms, owner’s accommodation and a viewing tower with panoramic sea views.

Also on the market is the old Beaconsfield pub in Hughenden Road, yours for £150,000 which has planning permission for four flats.