The landmark base of a lock-making firm that closed suddenly with the loss of jobs in September is to be sold, it has emerged.
The former base of Willenhall Locks Ltd will go under the hammer at an auction on December 5 with Cottons.
It has a guide price of between £319,000 and £359,000.
Willenhall South Councillor Carl Creaney said today: “Only a few months ago this company went into liquidation and now it’s being sold.
“I hope we get a buyer and a business that can provide employment.
“Willenhall is well known for making locks but lockmaking is coming to an end. It’s a shame.”
Willenhall South Councillor Sean Coughlan added: “I hope whoever buys it creates jobs.
“We don’t want a developer to buy it and turn it into housing. We want jobs for local people.
“Sometimes firms reopen after going into administration but I’ve not heard anything about Willenhall Locks opening again. I do have friends who worked there and they’ve found new employment.”