Far from Bog Standard – toilet flushes out buyer

A former Hammersmith public loo has been sold at auction for £403,000.

The Walham Green toilets, near Fulham Broadway, were expected to raise £90,000 at the sale on October 27, but went for more than four times the guide price.

The building closed earlier this year as it did not meet the requirements of the Disability Discrimination Act and would have cost hundreds of thousands of pounds to refurbish. There were also concerns from police about antisocial behaviour. It is not yet known what the buyer intends to do with the two-storey building.

A second building from the borough of Hammersmith & Fulham also came under the hammer at the same auction, held by Savills.

The disused gravedigger’s hut on the edge Margravine Cemetery in Hammersmith sold for a staggering £344,000. The sale of South Lodge was £69,000 more than predicted, and bucks the trend of falling house prices around the UK.

The two-bedroom, single-storey building has a kitchen, bathroom and entrance hall, along with a walled garden. The buyer is planning to extend the lodge and live there.

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