Red telephone box put up for sale as OFFICE SPACE with offers starting at £6,000

Work from PHONE! Red telephone box that’s stood next to Lincoln Cathedral since 1935 is put up for sale as OFFICE SPACE with offers starting at £6,000

The iconic K6 phone box, also known as the Jubilee Kiosk, is for sale in LincolnThe tiny offering measures just over 8ft high (2.4m) and 3ft square (0.9m) Listing states buyers could run their own business from it or use it for advertising

A traditional red telephone box has been put on the market for £6,000 – after being advertised by an estate agents as an office space.

The iconic K6 phone box, also known as the Jubilee Kiosk designed in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V, has gone up for sale in Lincoln.

The tiny offering measures just over 8ft high (2.4m) and 3ft square (0.9m) and is located next to the historic Lincoln Cathedral.

The listing by BidX1 Commercial states potential buyers could run their own business from it or use it for advertising.

Previous phone boxes have been turned into libraries, defibrillator stations and even coffee shops following their decline in usage.

The iconic K6 phone box, also known as the Jubilee Kiosk designed in honour of the Silver Jubilee of King George V, has gone up for sale in Lincoln

The new owners can resell the space at any point but due to a protection order, they will not be able to remove it or alter the exterior as it is listed as a protected building.

The property summary on the company’s website states: ‘Own an iconic piece of British heritage located in central historic Lincoln.

‘Run your own business, advertising potential or alternative uses STTP.

‘Electricity is connected and kiosk to be re-painted. Completion to take place within 1 week of sale.’

BidX1 director Mat Harris said: ‘We have had a lot of interest in this kiosk and a lot of talk about it in Lincoln.

‘There’s certainly been a lot of interest in it anyway so it’s definitely going to sell.’

The tiny offering measures just over 8ft high (2.4m) and 3ft square (0.9m) and is located next to the historic Lincoln Cathedral

The tiny offering measures just over 8ft high (2.4m) and 3ft square (0.9m) and is located next to the historic Lincoln Cathedral

Located in a prime tourist spot on Castle Hill, the box will have views of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle and be surrounded by cobbled streets

Located in a prime tourist spot on Castle Hill, the box will have views of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle and be surrounded by cobbled streets

Located in a prime tourist spot on Castle Hill, the box will have views of Lincoln Cathedral and Lincoln Castle and be surrounded by cobbled streets.

The boxes 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 has listed to preserve the kiosks, and many have been transformed into coffee shops, libraries, flower shops, museums, bakeries, and defibrillators.

Around 60,000 of the boxes were installed all around the country between 1936 and 1968 with 3,200 K6 kiosks being protected by Historic England as national objects.

The Lincoln phone box will be sold in an online auction on June 29.

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Telephone booths have become increasingly obsolete with calls made from them down by 90 per cent over the past decade as mobile phone use continues to surge. 

BT began offering them up for ‘adoption’ by local communities across England in 2008 and more than 5,800 neglected boxes have been converted into everything from plant nurseries to book exchanges.

Residents of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, opened the world’s teeniest pub in their local phone box, complete with wooden bar, beer keg, pewter tankards and an agreeably cheery barmaid.

But locals of Kingsbridge, Devon, took a different path when they  opened the world’s smallest disco in 2011, complete with lights, glitter ball and music system.

Others include art galleries, miniature coffee shops, tourist information centres, patisseries and log stores. 

Residents of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, opened the world’s teeniest pub in their local phone box What could be the world's smallest art callery in Settle, North Yorkshire

Residents of Shepreth, Cambridgeshire, opened the world’s teeniest pub in their local phone box (left) and what could be the world’s smallest art callery in Settle, North Yorkshire (right)

Locals of Kingsbridge, Devon, took a different path when they opened the world’s smallest disco in 2011, complete with lights, glitter ball and music system

Locals of Kingsbridge, Devon, took a different path when they opened the world’s smallest disco in 2011, complete with lights, glitter ball and music system

Flower-filled display at an adopted telephone booth in Leeds Umar and Alona Khalid with their cafe in Hampstead, North London

A colourful, flower-filled display at an adopted telephone booth in Leeds (left)  and Umar and Alona Khalid with their cafe in Hampstead, North London (right)