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Former Social Security Office, 9-11 Mount Crescent, Downpatrick, County Down, BT30 6NQ

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C 68
EPC Rating

Location of Former Social Security Office

Downpatrick is located approximately 20 miles south east of Belfast, 10 miles south of Saintfield. Downpatrick also benefits from being linked to prime transport routes such as the A7 to Saintfield and the A25 to Newcastle. The subject property is situated just north of the centre of Downpatrick town centre and is adjacent to Down High Grammar School on the corner of Crescent Mount and Gaol Lane Mews. The surrounding area is a mixed in nature to include residential, retail, educational and commercial uses/occupiers. Full Description

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  • Former Social Security Office extending to c. 5,956 sq ft.
  • Zoned ‘White Lands’ under the Ards & Down Area Plan 2015.
  • Potential refurbishment/redevelopment opportunity (subject to relevant planning permissions).
  • Freehold Title.


Initial bids must be placed prior to Monday 10th August 2020 at 12 Noon to ensure inclusion in the next round of bidding. We will only be accepting further bids after this date from parties who have already made an initial bid.

A bid must include the following; 

  • The proposed offer amount in pounds sterling.
  • Proof of funds must be provided, by way of a bank statement or letter from a bank, accountant or solicitor.
  • Purchaser name and full contact details.
  • Purchaser ID – passport / driving licence & utility bill (dated within the last 2 months)
  • Your solicitor details.
  • Any conditions associated with your bid.



Please note, the vendor reserves the right not to accept the highest, or indeed any, offer made. 


The subject property comprises a two storey detached office building which was previously in use as the local social security office. The building itself is of traditional masonry construction under a flat roof.

Internally the building consists of a mix of open plan and cellular office accommodation, WC facilities, kitchen and storage rooms. The specification includes suspended ceilings, carpet covered concrete floors, double glazed windows whilst the property further benefits from a central heating system (oil fired) a security alarm system and CCTV.

Externally to the rear of the site there is a small storage facility and adjoining plant rooms (to include oil tank).

The site extends to approximately 0.27 acres.

Viewing Details

Strictly by appointment with sole selling agent Lisney.


Ground Floor (Sq M)

Service delivery: 43.09

Office open plan: 22.67

Staff kitchen: 9.87

Circulation: 6.26

Office open plan: 77.36

Circulation: 14.1

Service delivery: 81.7

Service delivery: 19.13

Store: 17.6

Store: 3.72

First Floor (Sq M)

Office open plan: 156.75

Store: 10.21

Circulation: 4.37

Office open plan: 16.84

Other: 11.15

Welfare: 4.59

Circulation: 10.93

Office open plan: 11.8

Staff kitchen: 31.24


Total: 553.38 (5,956 Sq Ft)


We have reviewed the Ards and Down Area Plan 2015; and understand that the subject property is situated in an area zoned ‘white lands’ within the ‘Town Centre’ zone of Downpatrick.

EPC Rating

The property has an Energy Efficiency rating of C68.

A full certificate can be made available upon request.

Asking Price

Offers in the region of £150,000


We understand the property is held on a freehold title.

Stamp Duty

This will be the responsibility of the purchaser.


All prices and outgoings are exclusive to but may be liable to V.A.T. 

Property Costs

  • Status: For Sale
  • Asking Price£125,000

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