THE £640m asking price of London’s Gherkin building is far more than Gherkins are fetching outside the capital.
Prices range from £65m for the Gherkin in the centre of Manchester to only £152,395 for the Gherkin in Doncaster, which locals cheekily call the Spearhead Dildo.
Estate agent Eleanor Shaw said: Why people insist on paying Londons over-inflated prices when theres a perfectly good Gherkin in Kings Lynn Ill never know.
Its not as if eye-catching 41-storey office buildings with 48,000 square metres of office space are thin on the ground. Every city in the UKs got one.
But unless its got a fancy London address nobodys interested and they end up, like Aberystwyths Gherkin, abandoned skeletal ruins occupied only by seabirds.
Planning minister Brandon Lewis admitted: The 105 Gherkins in the UK are, in truth, a few Gherkins too many.
The Gherkin in the Devon village of Appledore has enough office space for every living thing in a 40-mile radius. And Hull doesn’t need six.