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High street banks and post office to feature in Pugh auction

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Southport's former post office

Southport’s ornate town centre post office, as well as former RBS and NatWest branches in Wigan, Fleetwood, Cleveleys and Newton-le-Willows, will all go up for sale among over 100 lots at Pugh’s next North West property auction, at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 4 June.

The 5,000 s ft 19th century former post office property on Lord Street in Southport has been given a guide price of £195,000.

Paul Thompson, managing director of auction house Pugh, said: “This is a handsome and historic building in the heart of the town and there is enormous potential for redevelopment, subject to the buyers obtaining the relevant planning consent.

“As post offices and banks close across the country many unique, interesting and sometimes historic properties, such as this one, are coming on to the market with lots of possibilities for new and imaginative future uses.”

Cleveleys’ 2,000 s ft single-storey former RBS property on Victoria Square has been given a guide price of £125,000, while the 3,000 sq ft, three-storey RBS in Fleetwood is being auctioned with a guide price of £100,000.

The bank properties in Wigan and Newton-le-Willows have been priced at £90,000 and £60,000 respectively.

Established 26 years ago, Pugh is the largest auctioneer outside of London and was acquired by property consultant Eddisons in 2016. The firm’s next property auctions, featuring more than 100 properties and plots of land, will take place at the AJ Bell Stadium in Manchester on 4 June and at Leeds United’s Elland Road football ground in Leeds on 6 June.