A FORMER council office building in the centre of Malvern has been sold for £800,000.

Brunel House, in Portland Road, has been bought by Halkin Roberts LLP, a joint venture between Guthrie Roberts Ltd and Halkin Development Ltd, for residential development, subject to planning approval.

The two-storey detached office building with 29 car parking spaces is located in a mixed commercial and residential area and was previously occupied by Malvern Hills District Council.

Mike Pritchard, of property consultancy GJS Dillon, who handled the sale on behalf of the district council, said: “Following extremely high interest from all sorts of purchasers, many of which were interested in converting the building to residential or hotel use, we went to final and best offers, easily exceeding the guide price.”

“Freehold property of all types is especially sought after by both developers and owner occupiers throughout Malvern.”