Town centre telephone kiosks to be auctioned

Town centre telephone kiosks to be auctioned

by Danielle Thompson (June 2021)

WOULD you like to own one of Southport town centre’s iconic red telephone boxes? Then give the council a call!

The two historically listed ‘Jubilee’ kiosks, located immediately outside Southport Town Hall on the pedestrianised Corporation Street with Lord Street, have been listed on online seller rightmove with a guide price of £10,000 per kiosk for auction on June 29.

The listing reads: “Own an iconic piece of British heritage located in town centre. Run your own business, advertising potential or alternative uses.

“These historic listed ‘K6’ red phone boxes or ‘Jubilee’ kiosks, commemorating the Silver Jubilee of the coronation of King George V. These boxes are 8’3” high and 3ft square.

“They were originally designed by Sir Giles Gilbert Scott, who also designed Liverpool’s Anglican Cathedral, Battersea Power Station and Bankside Power Station now Tate Modern.

“Historic England have listed to preserve these iconic red kiosks, and many have transformed them to coffee shops, libraries, museums, bakeries, and defibrillators.

“In Cheltenham, 10 red phone boxes have been transformed into miniature art galleries, showcasing the work of local artists.”

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