A disused art deco public toilet in Leicester is set to be transformed into a cafe and delicatessen.
The building in St Margaret’s Way, near Abbey Park, was put up for sale in May by the city council for £20,000 – having been empty for several years.
City council valuer David Robinson at the disused toilets which businessmen are hoping to convert
Now, three city businessmen have bought the 80-year-old building and lodged plans to convert it into an eaterie and extend it.
Peter Silk, who is one of the partners in the project, said in the planning application: “The site is unoccupied and in a state of disrepair.
“It is the intention to rejuvenate the structure and provide a more functional use that would better serve the community.”
The council received several offers for the run down building which is daubed in graffiti – but the total paid for it has not been revealed.
The three businessmen are planning to build a single-storey extension on the site, which is 10 minutes walk from the city centre.
The conversion has been welcomed heritage experts and visitors to Abbey Park and the nearby sports pitches.