Belfast Telegraph

Former children’s home in County Antrim is among sites for sale

By Staff Reporters

A former children’s home in Newtownabbey and Seymour House in Dunmurry have gone on the market. The 2.4 acre former Carnview Children’s Home site is around seven miles north of Belfast and 15 miles from Larne.

The property occupies an elevated site on Knockenagh Avenue, Newtownabbey, and is accessible via both O’Neill Road or Doagh Road. The property developers have presented Carnview as a refurbishment and development opportunity comprising three buildings including the main building — which was the former home — a garage and a small store.

The former home is said to be a large U shape spanning two storeys and over 12,000 sq ft.

Internally, the property has been subdivided by block walls into multiple rooms including kitchens, dining rooms, living rooms, offices, bedrooms and bathrooms.

And in Dunmurry, the former Seymour House is up for sale for development. Both it and Carnview Children’s Home are on sale through Lisney. Seymour House covers 1.34 acres in Laurel Way in west Belfast and is close to Lisburn city centre.

Last month, Lisney published the findings of its research into the commercial property market in the three months to September, with the agent reflecting on a “more functional occupier market”.

The report recorded investment transactions totalling £199m during the period, placing the market well on course to meet Lisney’s forecast of more than £300m of activity throughout the year. The figure was boosted by the £123m purchase of CastleCourt by Holywood-based property firm Wirefox

Declan Flynn, managing director of Lisney, said: “Investment levels jumped significantly in the third quarter of the year, following a very quiet start to 2017.

“Our prediction of investment volumes hitting £300m is on course, with a number of transactions including Riverside Retail Park in Coleraine set to complete before year end.”

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