Studio flat with its own ‘prison cell’ hits the market for £750 a month

 (Google Maps)
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A studio flat which comes complete with its own prison cell has gone viral after hitting the market for £750 a month.

The unusual property, perhaps unsurprisingly, is located within a converted police station in Dudley, which closed its doors back in 2017.

Since then, it has been converted into a block of flats, and their designer seemingly thought that keeping at least one holding cell would make for a great, unusual feature.

The property is listed by Taylors Estate and Lettings Agents, who described it as the flat as a “fantastic and unusual opportunity”.

Holding cell aside, this does look like a nice flat and appears to be relatively spacious for a studio – and it comes complete with modern flooring and features.

The studio’s description reads: “A fantastic and unusual opportunity to make this ground floor and spacious studio apartment yours just having had a full refurb the property features a Holding Cell in the studio which is large enough for a living / dining and bedroom area.

“The property also has an open plan modern style kitchen, three piece white shower room suite and benefits from having [an] intercom system with secure entry.

“Please note the property is offered on [an] unfurnished basis.”

The prison closed its doors in 2017 (Google Maps)
The prison closed its doors in 2017 (Google Maps)

The studio went down a storm after it was posted on Twitter (X), where one user said they were “obsessed” with the unusual home.

They wrote: “Obsessed that the old Dudley police station has been converted to studio flats, and for one of the advertised lettings they’ve kept the holding cell as a ‘feature’.”

Social media users then began to speculate about how they’d put the holding cell to good use.

One user shared a gif of Joe Goldberg from Netflix’s hit series You, which saw him trap various people in a homemade cell of his own.

They joked: “He’d like this.”

A second added: “Useful for when the kids act up.”

Speculating about potentially kinky uses for the cell, a third viewer admitted: “I know some people who would pay extra for this.”

Meanwhile, a fouth couldn’t help but joke about what it might be like to the view the flat.

“Would make a cute home office space,” admitted a fifth viewer. “I’d put trailing/climbing plants in it.”

Taylors Estate and Lettings Agents told The Independent: “The flat you are referring to with an original ‘jail cell’ is being offered ‘to let’ at £750 per calendar month, and is still available to prospective tenants (as of 22 April, 2024).

“This is indeed a flat that has attracted a lot of interest, and viewing appointments are currently underway. We expect that the eventual tenant will enjoy showing off the ‘feature’ of the cell and may very well have a lot of fun doing so!

“The cell is wrought iron and found to the corner of the living space, whilst providing the only access to the shower room.”

Head of Lettings at Taylors, Charlie Tank, said: “This is the first flat I have ever offered ‘to let’ with such an unusual feature, and it is certainly a great talking point. A future tenant could have a lot of fun with it”