Business

Glenarm Harbour regeneration site on market for £200,000

Andrew Gawley, director at Lisney with Councillor Lindsay Millar, mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council

A UNIQUE seafront regeneration site in Co Antrim has been put on the market by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council.

Commercial property agency Lisney has been instructed to sell the site at Glenarm Harbour by way of a development brief.

Offers of around £200,000 are invited for the currently vacant Eglington Yard site which overlooks the marina and Glenarm River.

And it is hoped its redevelopment will significantly contribute towards the wider regeneration of Glenarm and help fulfil the tourism potential of the area.

The site covers 1.26 acres and includes an open sided warehouse, a number of outbuildings and a substantial hardcore yard area.

Andrew Gawley, director at Lisney, said: “This development brief presents a rare opportunity for an investor to place their mark on a site in an outstanding location at the heart of Glenarm village and capitalise on the tremendous potential offered by the surrounding area and its close proximity to attractions such as Glenarm Glen, Glenarm Forest Park and Glenarm Castle which plays host to the Dalriada Festival.

“The opportunity is strategically positioned fronting New Road which forms part of the world-renowned Causeway Coastal Route and is directly opposite the new tourist information office in the village.

“It also overlooks a marina which boasts 40 fully-serviced pontoon berths within the village's historical limestone harbour.”

Councillor Lindsay Millar, mayor of Mid and East Antrim Borough Council, added: "With the right buyer, this incredible site can be transformed into a viable and sustainable jewel in Glenarm's tourism crown.

“Growing the economy and boosting tourism are key priorities for our council, and we are doing our utmost to provide the best possible conditions for business to flourish.

“Glenarm has superb potential and the unlocking of this site is key to our ambitious plans to breathe new life into the village.”

Submissions are invited by February 21 and the Council has set a proposed target date for development of the lands by the end of 2022.

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