Criteria for Risk

  • Vacant with no identified new use
  • Suffering from neglect and/or poor maintenance


  • Condition of Structure: Poor
  • Level of Risk: High

This 19th century building is a three-storey over basement structure on Sarsfield Street. It is paired with the
former Ryalls Bank and has timber fluted Doric door-cases. There is a single storey three bay block to the
south with limestone dressings and pediment over central bay. It has been vacant for a number of years
since closure of hotel.

A planning application has been submitted in 2019 for the maintenance of historic buildings in conjunction
with a new development. There is no immediate danger of collapse but the condition is such that unless
urgent remedial works are carried out the building will sharply deteriorate. This building urgently requires
conservation works and a new use to be identified to prevent integral features being gradually lost.

Recommended Use

  • Commercial
  • Community

Photo Credit: The Examiner, Larry Cummins