Belfast Telegraph

Belfast city centre listed building and former Ballyclare PSNI station on property market

Bryson House on Bedford Street is up for sale for £1.95m
Bryson House on Bedford Street is up for sale for £1.95m
Emma Deighan

By Emma Deighan

A former police station, a prominent listed building in Belfast and a religious building in the south of the city are all on the market this week.

The home of social enterprise charity Bryson at a former linen warehouse on Bedford Street has gone on the market for £1.95m.

The building, which is owned by and has been occupied by Bryson for over 70 years, is a four-storey property covering 15,549 sq ft.

It is close to the new Grand Central Hotel and next to the Ulster Hall, representing a prime development opportunity.

The building was completed in 1867 and served as a linen warehouse until it was bought by Bryson in 1944. Richard McCaig of selling agents Osborne King said it expected interest from occupiers and investors.

And in the south of the city, a closing date for expressions of interest in a south Belfast religious building has been announced by property firm O'Connor Kennedy Turtle.

The administrative building of a former convent, Good Shepherd Centre on the junction of the Ormeau Road, Carolan Road and Ravenhill Road is seeking developers who may be interested in a "prestigious residential" opportunity. The closing date for expressions of interest is noon on June 12.

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Good Shepherd Centre is a B1 listed building dating back to 1850. It was formerly used for office accommodation spanning three floors that include a number of offices with larger meeting rooms, staff facilities and toilets. The property is heated by gas which was installed in 2008.

It sits in 1.3 acres of land and also includes a gate lodge which was renovated in 2008. The gate lodge is currently leased to the Belfast Buildings Trust on a 50-year contract. The centre, gatehouse and surrounding grounds have gone on the market for £1.75m.

Meanwhile, in Ballyclare, a former PSNI station consisting of almost one acre of land and a building covering 4,830 sq ft has been put on the market by Lisney for £475,000.

The building on site is a two-storey detached structure divided into office/administration rooms, cells and storage areas.

Lynn Taylor, a senior surveyor at Lisney Belfast, said: "This site presents an exceptional redevelopment opportunity with vast potential and we therefore expect to receive a lot of local interest from builders and developers across a range of sectors.

"The land benefits from a wide frontage and access from the Ballynure Road and is surrounded by residential properties, a Lidl supermarket and the picturesque Ballyclare War Memorial Park. Ballyclare is a bustling town and the subject land is within walking distance of the leisure centre, several bus stops, five schools and local shops."

Ms Taylor said the site is "an excellent opportunity for a residential development".

In Dundalk, a prime office building in Xerox Technology Park has gone on the market with a reserved price. Building B, which was formerly occupied by Activas, is a detached office/R&D facility extending to a floor area of around 55,712 sq ft on 4.5 acres. JLL says the site affords "considerable expansion opportunities" subject to planning permission.

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