March 31, 2024 by Rikki Thompson
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Frequent shoppers in Lurgan will have noticed a change to the town’s skyline and an improve aesthetic to Market Street.

Exciting commercial opportunities await at this prime central location. Two retail units, soon to be completed, offer superb leasing conditions for negotiation. With kitchen and toilet facilities, these units are perfect for entrepreneurs looking to establish their businesses in a bustling area with a busy footfall.

These centrally located retail units boast high levels of footfall traffic, ensuring a steady stream of potential customers. Internally, they will be finished to a high standard, featuring suspended ceilings with lighting, plastered and painted walls, and modern amenities to meet the needs of any business.

Listed by local estate agents Martin Anderson, the rebuilt rental units which have long been a void in the town will no doubt be a welcome addition to the town centre with a proposed date of 8 June 2024 for completion.

With its rich history and charming architecture, Lurgan Town Centre provides a unique shopping experience that combines modern convenience with a touch of old-world charm. Whether you are an established retail business, a budding entrepreneur or a start-up business, 3 – 5 Market Street offers a unique opportunity to occupy a prime town centre premises.

Rental information 

£10,000 per year
Paid by Tenant
Viewable From
8 Jun 2024
Available From
8 Jun 2024
3 to 5 years
Retail Unit
To let

View the full listing here

History of the buildings

During the former buildings 200 year history, the properties played host to many local retailers and businesses. During mid-1800s, local grocer and spirit merchant John Rooney rented the property. Peter Duffy another grocer, provision dealer, and spirit merchant business is also listed at the former premises alongside Samuel Thompson who operated a haberdashery and millinery dressmaking business.

John Malcomson, who took over in 1881 and turned the building into a general merchant business. In later years he ventured into the funerary and carriage hire business. Talk about a diverse range of tenants! Eventually, Malcomson moved his operations to the back of number 5 in the 1930s.

In 2008, after an incredible 127-year run, Malcomson’s Funeral Service bid farewell to the property on Market Street relocating to Robert Street in the town.

In 2009 number 3 faced a dire fate. Its derelict state and extensive damage led to its demolition.

With restoration picking up speed towards completion, owners Carey Developments, with the support of Lurgan Townscape Heritage, have been working their magic to transform the idle site on Market Street. Number 3 has been rebuild in a way that closely resembles the original building while neighbouring number 5 has also been lovely brought back to its former glory.


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