ONE of the most historic properties in Droitwich Spa is set to go under the hammer.

The building at 44-46 High Street, which was most recently the home of Wychavon District Council’s Community Contact Centre, has been put up for auction by the authority.

It is a Grade II Listed landmark and is available at a guide price of £175,000.

The freehold site is believed to date from the 1600s and has in its time been a bakery, a cake and bread shop and a cafe. It also housed the town’s JobCentre service until recently.

During the mid-1990s it underwent extensive modernisation and improvement works, including a rear extension to provide offices and a centrally glazed atrium.

It occupies a prominent corner position at the junction of High Street and Worcester Road.

Ian Tudor, director of CPBigwood Chartered Surveyors & Auctioneers, said: “It is of great character and could be suited to a variety of commercial uses.”

The auction takes place on Wednesday, October 31 in the Holte Suite at Aston Villa Football Club at 11am.