Chorlton Irish Club in south Manchester is being offered for sale as a “prime redevelopment opportunity” by real estate advisors Colliers International.
Acting on behalf of trustees of the Club founded in 1956, the Manchester office of Colliers believes potential new owners will see the two-storey building as an outstanding platform for redevelopment.
To maximise interest in the property from the widest possible range of prospective owners, Colliers is not marketing the property for a specific type of future use.
Located on a 0.81-acre (0.33 hectare) site on High Lane/Cross Road, the two-storey Irish Association Social Club with parking for more than 60 cars has operated as a private member, licensed social club for more than half a century, staging public and private events including parties, dance classes, traditional Irish music, Bop Local party nights and book launches.
The club became a popular meeting place for the Irish community in Manchester and further afield, with members such as legendary Manchester United manager Sir Matt Busby and appearances by famous people including John Bishop, Sir Alex Ferguson and Peter Kay.
Prosperous and popular with ongoing investment and growth, Chorlton-cum-Hardy is located just three miles south of central Manchester with strong connections to the city and Manchester Airport thanks to the Metrolink tram system and easy access to the M60 and wider motorway network.
Tom Lathwood, surveyor, residential, city and suburban development at Colliers International, said: “Located at the heart of one of south Manchester’s most prosperous and vibrant communities, Chorlton Irish Club represents a prime redevelopment opportunity and despite these unique and difficult times, we expect a strong level of interest from a wide range of potential buyers.”