A FORMER bus depot in the heart of Harwich branded a "waste of space" has gone up for sale.

The building, in Station Approach, is vacant more than a decade after First Buses closed the site in 2013. 

The building has now gone up for sale for £400,000 with Whybrow & Dodds Ltd. 

The listing says the site would be suitable for a "range of uses" and boasts 17m wide loading doors and an office. 

Harwich councillor and former bus driver Dave McLeod said he would be very happy for someone to use the redundant depot building for purposes “commercial or otherwise". 

He said: “To my mind it is a waste of space, and we want to make sure everything in the town is of use to the community”.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Space - In total, there is 4,700 square foot of property Space - In total, there is 4,700 square foot of property (Image: Rightmove)

Mr McLeod explained that being next to Old Harwich made the former bus depot a great opportunity for someone to work for all in the town.

The listing, which has been labelled under the category “office for sale”, also has a forecourt and a side yard.

It said: "The property has previously been used as a bus depot but is considered suitable for a range of uses, subject to planning."

The industrial workshop is 3,705 square foot while the “office/stores” area is 995 square foot meaning the total area of the property is 4,700 square foot.

Harwich and Manningtree Standard: Closed - The site has been closed since December, 2013Closed - The site has been closed since December, 2013 (Image: Rightmove)

In 2016, Harwich Town Brewing Company applied to covert the old building into a brewing space, a pub and an off-license.  

Paul Mellor, owner of Harwich Town Brewing Company, had applied to convert the old building so they could sell craft beers, real ales, ciders and wines.

It had hoped to open in October that year.