REDDITCH'S British Heart Foundation furniture and electrical store in the town centre is moving out.

Still known by many as Tony’s Handyman, after the store that occupied the site for decades, the building is one of Redditch’s best known and biggest town centre retail properties.

The building was originally built for Woolworths around 60 years ago and is now on the market to let or for sale with John Truslove.

Director Ian Parker said: “This is an interesting building in the most central location in Redditch. It is close to all the town’s main facilities, including Redditch Town Hall and Redditch public library, with the Kingfisher Centre and its extensive retail offering next door.

At present the property is on the market with a quoting rental of £60,000 per annum, but the owners will consider a sale.

Mr Parker added: “It currently has A1 retail permission but it might be suitable for A3 use in the restaurant/bar sector.

“This is the first time in many years that a retail unit this size has come on the market around Church Green and Market Place and we are keen to talk to retailers and other leisure users with the imagination and flair to take advantage of the property’s premium location.”