Library sale fails again

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THE former Bulwell Library on Highbury Road is still up for grabs.

The building remained unsold after a second bid to dispose of it by auction last week proved unsuccessful.

A spokesman for Nottingham auctioneers Savills said the asking price for the property was now £80,000, which has been reduced from £99,000.

The library, which was the first to be built in Nottingham after World War One, closed on Saturday January 21 after serving the Bulwell community for nearly 90 years. A new library is housed in the state-of-the-art, £23 million Riverside Centre on Coventry Road, Bulwell, which brings numerous services under one roof.

At the same auction, the former Coffee Pot cafe and restaurant on South Street, Hucknall, was sold for an undisclosed amount. The Savills spokeswoman said she did not know what the purchaser planned to do with the property.

OUR PHOTO shows the historic Bulwell Library on Highbury Road, which has failed to sell for a second time — DISPIC NHUD12-0139-4