Belfast Telegraph

Former HQ of Botanic Inns group up for sale

By John Mulgrew

An office building once owned by property developer John Miskelly and the former home of Botanic Inns has gone on sale.

Maxol House on the Ormeau Road is now on the market for offers around £850,000.

It was once owned by Downpatrick developer John Miskelly, who at one stage, pre-property collapse, hit the headlines when he made a failed bid to buy Liverpool Football Club.

The three-storey building is currently vacant and is located at 261-263 Ormeau Road.

It was previously home to the now defunct Botanic Inns pub group.

The company — which went into administration in 2013 — had included some of Belfast’s best known night spots.Horatio Group has been running six other Botanic Inns pubs — the Northern Whig, Madisons, the King’s Head, The Elms, The Fly and the Botanic Inn — after reaching an agreement with Nama.

Horatio Group is led by Stephen Magorrian, the former managing director of Botanic Inns.

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