£0.25m asking price for former Glenarm school site

The site of the former Glenarm Primary School has gone on the market for £250,000.

The land currently owned by Mid and East Antrim Borough Council is located at Straidkilly Road.

It is being advertised for sale as a “village centre regeneration and development opportunity”.

The 9.5 acre site is adjacent to Glenarm Castle.  It comprises the former Glenarm Primary School, playing field and open space which is currently used for grazing and as an overflow area for events at the castle.

The scenic coastal village of Glenarm.

It has been described as “a unique opportunity to regenerate and develop under-utilised land”.

Glenarm Primary School closed in August 2008.

Meanwhile, a new four-star hotel and whiskey distillery are part of regeneration plans for Glenarm.

A state-of-the-art visitor experience and community hub are further elements of the development proposals for the coastal village after permission was granted for the sale of the council-owned former quarry, fish factory and Eglinton Yard.

The Eglinton Yard site was on the market for £200,000.

Commenting on the development proposals previously, the Mayor of Mid and East Antrim, Councillor Peter Johnston, said: “The village of Glenarm has always been a celebrated jewel in the crown of Mid and East Antrim’s outstanding tourism offering on the Causeway Coastal Route but, like any tourist destination, it requires ongoing investment and regeneration.

“The sale of these council-owned lands will serve as a tremendous catalyst in breathing new life into the area – boosting the economy, increasing tourism and creating jobs in Glenarm.”

Tourism in Mid and East Antrim generated the sum of £57m in 2019.

Michelle Weir, Local Democracy Reporter

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