Wanted: someone ‘flush’ to lease toilets in Uppermill

YOU don’t have to be flush with money, but you may need to spend more than a penny if you are interested in this potential business opportunity…

We’re offering a unique opportunity to get your hands on a building in the heart of Uppermill – and the good news is there is no chain.

The toilets in St Chad’s Gardens have been closed since May 2018 after we had to take the decision to close the block following repeated incidents of anti-social behaviour.

We’re now giving interested individuals and businesses the chance to lease the former public conveniences and convert them into a going concern.

As part of the lease the new landlords will also have to provide toilets that are open to the public during their opening hours.

Any change of use will be subject to planning permission.

Councillor Sean Fielding, Leader of Oldham Council, said: “We think there will be plenty of interest in this block as it’s in the centre of the park and just yards from one of our busiest district centre streets.

“We think it would make an ideal building for a café or shop, but we are open to any ideas.

“We never want to close public toilets, but the vandalism forced our hands. We can’t afford to keep repairing them.

“By finding a new use for the block we’ll hopefully be helping to create a new business and also making sure there are toilets to use – a facility that currently isn’t offered.”

Although only small, St Chad’s Gardens is steeped in history, housing the site of the former 17th Century abbey.

The popular park links up with the linear walks along the River Tame and the Huddersfield Canal.

Facilities include a children’s play area, ornamental gardens and King George V Playing Fields which stages several events throughout the summer.

If you are interested in the building, then you have until Noon on Friday 7 June 2019 to get in touch with us about the building and complete a tender submission form.

A selection process will then take place.

Visit www.unitypartnership.com/property  for more details.

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