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Fulwood library is on the market – and it’s not cheap!

Posted on - 23rd December, 2016 - 7:00am | Author - | Posted in - Business, Fulwood, Politics, Preston News
Fulwood library with the 'for sale' sign

Fulwood library with the ‘for sale’ sign

Fulwood’s former library has officially gone on the market.

A for sale sign has gone up above the doors which closed at the end of September.

Lancashire County Council closed the library saying it was no longer needed along with a swathe of other libraries and community buildings in Preston and Lancashire.

It faced a backlash from Fulwood residents and Wyre and Preston North MP Ben Wallace has called on the government to investigate the closure – saying the county council has breached the 1964 Libraries Act.

The county council says it is being forced to close the library because of central government funding cuts.

Read more: This boy’s response to Fulwood library closure says it better than most

Commercial property consultants HDAK have been instructed to list the building for sale – understood to be going on the market for more than £475,000.

Martin Ainsworth who is in charge of sales and lettings for the consultants said: “I think they wanted to avoid any doubts. It is very much for sale, no lettings, no nothing, it’s for sale.

“I think we will get a lot of interest because of its location. Obviously parking and access will be the main issue but as we’ve seen with Costa moving nearby it’s something that can be overcome.

“I’ve just got the keys myself so will be having a good look around before it officially comes on the market in January.”

He said the use of the building was classed as non-residential but they were particularly looking at a bar and restaurant use.

What did you think about the closure? What do you think the library will become? Let us know in the comments below

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