Quantity 50 Pearse Road Mullingar, a former financial institution constructing and later restaurant, a historic property on Mullingar’s excessive road overlooking the Market Sq., has been ‘agreed sale’ from Monday night this week.
Padraic Murtagh of auctioneers James L Murtagh, co-agent for the property, stated there was quite a lot of curiosity within the three-storey Victorian terraced constructing, which was constructed round 1860.
“It generated quite a lot of curiosity and we bought quite a lot of viewing. There have been individuals from quite a lot of industries , from healthcare professionals to restaurant homeowners, to individuals who wished it as their headquarters as a result of it is an iconic property and a Victorian constructing,” Padraic stated. Westmeath Examiner this week.
“There have been additionally quite a lot of inquiries about whether or not the primary and second flooring may very well be used as a residence, and I imagine from native studies it was as soon as used as a residence the place the financial institution supervisor lived above. on it,” he stated.
Padraic could not say what the brand new homeowners paid for the property, or state its supposed use, however stated it might “positively add to the downtown core.”
“The extra buildings which can be absolutely occupied and the extra leather-based sneakers strolling round, the higher it’s for downtown as an entire,” he stated.
Not too long ago renovated, whereas retaining its facade and architectural options, the constructing measures roughly 8363 sq. ft. The courtyard incorporates 23 non-public parking areas to the rear and car entry is from Bishopsgate Road.
The constructing occupies a commanding presence within the streetscape of Mullingar and is included within the Nationwide Stock of Architectural Heritage, the place it’s described as ‘a sturdy and well-detailed Victorian financial institution constructing which retains its unique character and kind. origin”.
“It…displays the interval when the financial institution’s buildings have been designed to specific the solidity and richness of the establishment by means of their structure. This constructing has an Italian really feel to the higher flooring, whereas the flowery doorways carved stone at every finish offers it a Venetian model.Gothic character on the bottom flooring.
“This constructing was in all probability initially constructed by the Hibernian Financial institution Firm (archival sources) and is a part of an uncommon and fairly assorted assortment of mid to late nineteenth century financial institution buildings in Mullingar. This imposing constructing is a crucial addition to the streetscape and a priceless addition to the architectural heritage of Mullingar.”
In latest occasions it has been used as a meals corridor and delicatessen, with an adjoining restaurant. A separate entry door, stairs and carry result in the restaurant on the primary flooring and in consequence the property has retained the fashionable kitchens and fittings. The bottom flooring consists of a spacious foremost eating room, an elevated rear eating room with rear entry door, visitor rest room, three massive walk-in fridges and a number of other massive storage rooms.
The primary flooring of the property is accessible by a large staircase or a carry and incorporates a big research, two adjoining eating rooms with an open hearth and a small bar. The primary flooring additionally advantages from a big absolutely geared up kitchen and walk-in fridge. The third flooring may very well be used as a non-public house.
A mixed-use downtown space, it provided potential patrons quite a lot of makes use of, together with residential, retail, business or municipal places of work with nice potential for redevelopment.
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