Closed toilet block listed on Zoopla

October 02 2019

A public toilet in Westbuy-on-Trym that was closed over 18 months ago has been listed for sale on Zoopla for £50,000.
As previously reported, Bristol City Council closed all of its 18 on-street public toilets towards the end of 2017 due to budget pressures.
Following the closure of the toilets, which will save the council £440,000 a year, a 'Community Toilet Scheme' was launched, which asks local businesses to allow people to use their toilets for free. In addition, 13 public toilets are still open across the city, mostly within parks.
The 294 square foot toilets are being sold at auction by Hollis Morgan, and are listed on their website as being a “a freehold public convenience (no longer in use) with pedestrian access from Westbury High Street”, and it also states that the sale offers “a unique chance to purchase an unusual freehold property in a prime trading position. Would suit a number of commercial ventures subject to consents.” The funds from the sale will be used to fund the renovation of the other closed conveniences in the city into cafes, galleries and other community spaces.
Liz Radford, Councillor for Westbury-on-Trym and Henleaze Ward told The Voice that the toilet block was originally due to be sold by auction on Wednesday September 26, but that Hollis Morgan had announced on Zoopla that it had been “postponed to November auction due to delay preparing the legal pack.”
The nearest toilets in our area which people are free to use are in Grupo Lounge, Canford Cemetery and Crematorium, The Greenway Centre, Waitrose in Henleaze and Tesco on Lime Trees Road.