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Derelict Tandragee store to be demolished and new shop, offices and apartment built in place

A derelict store primed in the centre of Tandragee could be demolished and rebuilt to make way for mixed-use retail and office development.

Proposals for the property – at 1 Church Street in the town – have been submitted to Armagh City, Banbridge and Craigavon Borough Council for consideration.

The application, in the name of Alan Clarke, relates to a prominent site at the corner of Church Street and the Square. The three-storey building, as it stands in the papers, is described currently as a “derelict commercial property”.

The hope is to demolish the existing building, which sits next to Rumbles fast food takeaway – and across from the iconic Tayto Castle.

The plan is to expand the development on the site and build retail and office accommodation in its place.

Church Street Tandragee

The retail element will be located at ground floor, with storage and toilet provision. There will also be a lift and stairs to upper levels.

Offices will be included at first floor level, again with toilet provision and kitchen facilities.

Meanwhile, a two-bedroom apartment – which will include living room, bathroom, kitchen and dining room – will be constructed on the third floor.

The floorspace would stretch to close to 3,500 sq ft.

The cost of the project, according to Construction Information Services, is in excess of £180,000.

The application to council indicates that six new jobs could potentially be created if the proposals are given the go-ahead.

The proposals are due to be publicly advertised this week.

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