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Historic Victorian Belfast building goes up for sale - for £1.95 million

Bryson House in Belfast's Bedford Street has been put up for sale

ANOTHER of Belfast's famous red-brick Victorian buildings has been put up for sale - because it's no long fit for modern-day purpose.

Bryson House in Bedford Street, next to the Ulster Hall, is on the market for £1.95 million.

It was built in 1867 as warehouse for the city's burgeoning linen trade, but since 1944 has been owned by the Bryson Charitable Trust.

The charity has grown so much in recent years that it needs bigger premises, so is moving to a new headquarters building on the Ravenhill Road.

Property agent Osborne King has been appointed to sell the property on behalf of Bryson, and says future uses could include offices or even a hotel.

Director Richard McCaig said: “This historic building, extending to 16,000 sq ft, is in an extremely prominent and desirable location at 28 Bedford Street, next door to the Ulster Hall, which was also designed by the same architect William J. Barre.

“This is an excellent redevelopment opportunity and we expect significant interest from a range of occupiers and investors."

He added: “Given the continuing growth in the city’s office market, the high profile location opposite Belfast’s newly developed Grand Central Hotel, and the opportunity to create unique accommodation utilising the building’s inherent character, will prove an exciting proposition in the market.”

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