Dudley's former police station has gone on the market for £450,000.

The station on New Street closed in 2017 as part of West Midlands Police budget cuts, but now Birmingham-based commercial property agents KWB have been asked to dispose of the building.

Martin Cook, KWB's head of valuations and leases, said the building is most likely to be converted into apartments based on its location and development potential.

He said: “Having inspected the New Street police station very closely, inside and out, I would expect this to be taken on as a development project, almost certainly for residential use.

"We're expecting to receive offers above the £450,000 guide price, because you could easily get 18-20 flats into the space.”

Cook, who has previously sold former police stations in Walsall and Kingswinford, expects interest in the redundant Dudley station to be high.

He added: “It's very rare for a building of this size to come onto the market in any town centre, and although the buyers would need planning permission to convert it for residential or office use, I wouldn't see that as a significant obstacle,”

The four storey building was built just after the Second World War and was designed by Dudley-based architects Webb & Gray who created municipal buildings across the Black Country, including the former Co-Op Art Deco building at the top of the high street.

The news comes after it was revealed plans are underway for a new multi-million pound 'super-station' to be built on Hall Street, to be opened in 2021.

Over 100 stations have been closed or earmarked for closure over the past ten years across the West Midlands.