Former Carnany shopping centre to go under hammer

A FORMER thriving commercial bloc of shops could be bought for the knock down price of £20,000, it has been revealed.

The Carnany shopping centre which once had a supermarket and a fast food outlet will go under the hammer next month in Belfast.

Agents, BTW Shiels, have just advertised the premises with the maximum reserve of £20,000.

The site sits on 0.4 acres and has the potential for continued commercial use or residential development (subject to planning).

The shops have not been open for years and a recreational facility offered to the young people of the estate closed down soon after opening.

Another potential bargain is at Garryduff Road where land of 1.8 acres has a maximum reserve of £5000.

And commercial property at 16 Market Street, Ballymoney, which has lain vacant for some time and is in need of refurbishment, has a maximum reserve of £20,000.

In Ballycastle, the former First Trust Bank, at Ann Street, has been advertised with a maximum reserve of £65,000.

The size of the premises is 2461 square feet and is said to be an ideal venue for a variety of alternative uses – subject to planning permission.

Local businessman and Borough Councillor, Bill Kennedy, said the prices advertised by the agents could provide a potentially good investment for an entrepreneur .

“The prices are a sign of the times, but all these local premises up for sale are capable of making a profit if the right person comes along,” Cllr. Kennedy said.

The local lots are amongst 20 from across the province to be auctioned at the Europa Hotel, Belfast, on Friday March 8 at 1045. a.m.