A former BT office building in Kidderminster looks set to become new homes following a six-figure deal by property agents John Truslove.
New owners Mario Construction secured planning permission to convert the former BT Building ay 75 Mill Street into one-bedroom flats as part of a £385,000 deal.
Jay Mann, from Mario Construction, said: “Our main focus as a building company is pre-fabricated homes, but we work on conversions as well. We saw this property was up for sale, and it was clear from the start it represented a significant opportunity, so we approached the property agents John Truslove.
“Ben Truslove was brilliant to work with, letting us see the building and communicating with us during the process, so we always knew what was happening. It was a very positive experience.”
The distinctive three-storey office building provides up to 6,616 sq ft of space, and Mario Construction business owner Mario Wojcik is aiming to begin work on converting the unique premises into individual apartments as soon as possible.
At present, the layout provides two-storey offices over workshop and storage facilities- a basement also provides 1,350 sq ft of space.
Ben Truslove, joint managing director at John Truslove, said: “There were a number of bids for this property, but Mario and his team were clearly the best option for the owner.
“This is a mixed area of residential, commercial and retail properties and clearly lends itself to conversion from offices to homes, as shown by the Wyre Forest Council decision to grant planning permission for Mario Construction’s proposals.
“These new homes will help fill a continuing need in the Kidderminster and Wyre Forest area, and we look forward to seeing the development taking shape.”
The vendor, a local property investor, was delighted with the outcome. “Having originally purchased the property for commercial use, Ben identified that the building would attract greater demand for residential conversion,” he said.
“I am pleased to have sold the former BT building to Mario Construction and look forward to seeing the building developed and brought back into use, providing much needed affordable homes in Kidderminster.”
Featured Image: Ben Truslove