The news that Worcester is to get its own version of the classic board game Monopoly will provide a boost to the city's commercial property market.

Lance Turner of Harris Lamb says that the fact that Worcester is to become only the second location in the West Midlands, after Birmingham, to be immortalised by Monopoly will help bring the benefits of relocating to the city to the attention of more businesses.

"We already are well aware that one of the key reasons potential office occupiers consider moving to Worcester is for the lifestyle benefits.

"Thanks to this new version of the famous board game, these will all be made even better known to a wider audience," Mr Turner added.

The makers of Monopoly have polled Worcester residents so that they could have their say on city landmarks they think should make the new game and which famous squares - such as Leicester Square, Park Lane and Go Straight To Jail - they should replace.

Hot contenders for the exclusive Mayfair spot include the Cathedral itself, Worcester University, the Guildhall and Worcester Porcelain.

The four railway stations chosen for the traditional game are to be replaced as travel squares' and although Monopoly chiefs have already selected the River Severn as a definite for one of them, Fore-gate Street Station also proved popular.

Mr Turner has already put forward his suggestions which include some of the city's key office landmarks.

He said: "I have suggested that as one of the largest edge of town office destinations that Whittington Hall should make it onto the board given its history as a former blind college during the war and its link to the Fownes glove makers.

"As the largest available office development in Worcester and within a 15 mile radius of the city, it is definitely worth a place. Once the new 42,782 sq ft grade A buildings at Teme House and Brook House are occupied, it could be home to some 800 jobs.

"Situated on the A4440, less than half a mile from Junction 7 of the M5 and two miles from Worcester city centre, it also effectively a gateway development, as most people see it on their way into Worcester."

Monopoly Worcester is expected to hit the shelves in October for £24.99.