Historic church building on sale for £300k

The former Dunmurry Presbyterian Church.
The former Dunmurry Presbyterian Church.

The 150-year-old former Presbyterian Church in Dunmurry has gone on the market for £300,000.

The historic building has gone on sale along with a two acre park and a semi-detached house.

Planning permission has been granted for the old church on Ashley Park to become a support living apartment complex.

The church was built in 1863 and in 2006 the congregation voted to sell the building and move to new premises on the Glenburn Road.

Planners have approved the application for a change of use for the church for nine supported apartments and a 54-bed care home for the elderly and mentally ill.

Lisa McAteer, Director CBRE said that the property will be in high demand, he said: “This sale presents an excellent opportunity to acquire a site in a prime location on the outskirts of the leafy suburbs of South Belfast.

“Dunmurry has excellent public transport networks with a regular train and bus service running through the town to Belfast, Lisburn, Newry and Craigavon.

“This extremely valuable service and close proximity to key cities and towns makes commuting for residents to work or school very easy.

“With growing demand for more residential developments in the much desired South Belfast area, the site, which has a stunning church building currently located on it, has recently had a planning report carried This report indicated that the current church building may be suitable for conversion to residential development.

“We expect interest in this opportunity to be very high given the popularity of the area and the increasing demand for residential apartment developments.”