Bryson Charitable Group to put Bedford Street building up for sale

  • Bryson Charitable Group's administrative building at 28 Bedford Street is to be sold as part of a plan to regroup under one roof at the Ravenhill Road building.

    The building at 28 Bedford Street is to be sold as part of Bryson Charitable Group's ongoing growth plans. Built in 1867 and designed by architect William J. Barre, the four-storey listed red brick building was originally used as a linen warehouse and was purchased by Bryson in 1944.

    Bryson was founded in 1906 and today it tackles a series of issues affecting those most in need throughout the region, with services to help young people get into work, supporting older people to live independently, helping people get out of the poverty trap, and helping those seeking asylum in Northern Ireland. They're probably best recognised though for their recycling services, which have returned substantial environmental benefits to the region.

    The group has been growing rapidly over the past year with the creation of 200 new job roles, and is now investing in bringing more staff together under one roof. The Bedford Street property is to be sold and the existing property on the Ravenhill Road will be re-developed into a new Administration Office and Service Centre that will house both sets of staff together. 

    The sale will be handled by Osborne King, whose spokesman said: "This is an excellent redevelopment opportunity and we expect significant interest from a range of occupiers and investors. The building extends to c.16,000 sq ft over 4 floors and we are seeking offers in excess of £1.95 million. Given the continuing growth in the Belfast 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."

    Source: Written based on press release

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