HEREFORD'S former high town Post Office has been put up for sale with a price tag of more than three-quarters of a million pounds.

The former Post Office has stood empty since it was closed in 2019, with services moving to a counter in the nearby WH Smith shop.

It was one of 40 branches to make a similar move to WH Smith shops that year, with the Post Office saying it would ensure the long-term sustainability of branches and could mean longer opening hours.

The property was initially marketed after its closure on a leasehold basis of £95,000 per annum for the whole building or £65,000 for the ground floor only, with agents Carter Jonas suggesting it could have potential use as a restaurant or cafe.

But now the whole property is up for sale on a freehold basis with an asking price of £795,000.


Agents Carter Jonas said planning permission has recently been approved for a partial change of use of the existing ground floor retail space to two residential apartments and retention of the remaining retail unit.

The first and second floors have permission for change of use from office to five residential units, the agents said.

The three-floor property is in a "prominent position on the pedestrianised St Peters Street," the agents said.

At present, the ground floor offers a large open-plan sales space with toilets and kitchen facilities, while the separately-accessed first and second floors have previously been used as office accommodation.

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