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Brintons put old HQ up for sale
THE former headquarters of Kidderminster’s Brintons Carpets has been put on the market.
Real estate adviser DTZ has been appointed by the carpet firm to sell the Exchange Street building, which became empty at the end of 2011.
DTZ’s Birmingham-based residential team would not disclose how much was being asked for the 31,275 sq ft, three-storey, Grade II listed building, with the price only available to interested parties upon application.
Iain McArthur, associate director at DTZ in Birmingham, said: “This is a historically important building for Kidderminster and we believe potential purchasers may wish to seek an alternative use for the property.
“This includes hotel, retail and other commercial uses and, as a result, we will be marketing the site unconditionally and conditionally, subject to the purchaser obtaining alternative planning permission.”
The property is being advertised as a potential part new build and part conversion of the listed building into residential or mixed commercial uses.
It has full planning permission for four retail units on the ground floor and a 60-unit extra care residential facility, purpose designed for older people receiving care and support and those with disabilities.
The 228-year-old business, which is the world’s largest manufacturer of Axminster carpets, vacated the site in November last year and is now based in Stourport Road.
The move followed a £40 million investment in September by American private equity giant Carlyle, which has recently announced plans to make 150 staff redundant.