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Bulleys combs the Black Country for new barberís shop

Midlands commercial property agents Bulleys are revelling in the worldwide fame of a Black Country barber’s shop which hit the headlines with a floor entirely made up of 70,000 pennies.

Far from being the biggest deal in the world, but definitely one of the most eye-catching, it didn’t cost a pretty penny to purchase the unit.

But neither was it a snip.

Angela Holland of Bulleys said: “It was acquired on a freehold basis for an undisclosed sum.

“It sold within 18 days of marketing, and the purchase completed in four weeks of the offer being made.”

The 734 sq ft premises at 6 Louise Street, Lower Gornal, now known as BS4, is owned by Brett Davies who has three other outlets in Wordsley, Wombourne and Wall Heath.

The floor took a week of 16-hour days to make as part of a three-and-a-half-month refurbishment.

Ms Holland said: “I was completely floored when I saw what they had done.

“No wonder it went viral on the web and was picked up by media both local and national. I wish Brett and the team every success.

“The concept was certainly cutting edge.”

Mr Davies said: "Bulleys did us proud. It is an excellent location and they responded fast to enable us to get up and running as soon as possible.

“I had seen the idea on the internet and thought it would look really cool in the barber shop. It has brought us a lot of business.”

And, he added, created five new jobs.