An iconic Georgian building in Armagh city centre could be given a new lease of life – as assisted living apartments.
The historic property – at Abbey Street – has had many uses over the years, most notably as a resource centre.
As the Beacon Centre – or Inspire – it provided support and encouragement to people with mental health needs.
The charity has since moved to a different location within the city centre.
The landmark two-storey property was placed on the market with an asking price just shy of £170,000.
And a sale has been agreed.
With deal done, a planning application has since been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for a new use.
The applicant is Fairhome Property Developments, which is headquartered at Salford, in Manchester.
The intention is to create four self-contained one-bedroom apartments – two at ground floor and two at first floor levels. These would provide assisted living accommodation for the selected tenants.
Each unit will have a bedroom, shower room and a kitchen and living area.
There would be an office located at the ground floor, and a communal lobby off the entrance. There would be a staff room provided at first floor level to0, as well as additional toilets.
The plans are currently under consideration and a decision is expected very shortly.
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