Property where Curly Wurly chocolate bar was invented is up for sale

Sweet-toothed house hunters are being offered the chance to buy a property where the iconic CURLY WURLY chocolate bar was invented.

Sweet-toothed house hunters are being offered the chance to buy a property where the iconic CURLY WURLY chocolate bar was invented.

A one-bedroom luxury apartment in the former headquarters of Cadbury's in Bournville Lane, Birmingham, is on the market for £145,000.

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The property in the refurbished Franklin building even has access to a gym so residents can burn off the calories from munching treats from the nearby chocolate factory.

The one-bedroom luxury apartment in the former headquarters of Cadbury's in Bournville Lane, Birmingham, is on the market for £145,000

The building was widely credited for being the location where the modest Curly Wurly chocolate bar was born.

David Parfitt, a long-serving research confectioner based at the Bournville factory, came up with the chewy snack in the late 1960s.

He was experimenting with some surplus toffee from another piece of work when he struck on the lattice-shape bar.

The Franklin was converted into 52 luxury flats in 2016 after Cadbury's moved their headquarters four years earlier.

The building's original features have been incorporated and include rooflights which were used to create internal courtyards in the four penthouses.

The flat on the market boasts an open plan lounge and kitchen area and shower room.

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Estate agents Robert Oulsnam are accepting offers in the region of £145,000.

Their online listing describes it as a "most stylish first floor apartment situated in this exceptional and sought after development in the heart of Bournville.

"Very well situated for access to Bournville Train Station, the apartment benefits from an open plan lounge and kitchen area, modern shower room and residents gymnasium.

"The Franklin' is an iconic refurbished development in the heart of Cadbury's Bournville.

"Convenient access is given to Bournville Train Station, The Cadbury Factory and Bournville's historic Village Green."

Franklin House, the former Cadbury's headquarters, was transformed into 79 luxury apartments in a £16million makeover completed in 2016.

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