Historic former Geelong Post Office set for changing of the guard
A unique opportunity to own or occupy the historic former Geelong Post Office is set to see buyers and businesses alike converge on one of the city’s most recognisable properties.
Colliers International’s Ben Young, Andrew Lewis, Jonathon Lumsden and Sam Neale have been appointed to sell or lease the former Geelong Post Office building located on the high-profile corner of Gheringhap and Ryrie Streets in the heart of Geelong.
“This building is a public feature, accentuated by the corner clock tower and French Second Empire style that was built in 1889-90,” Mr Young said.
“The two-storey rendered brick structure originally included postal and telegraph services on the ground floor, with government offices on the first floor.
“Residential accommodation for the postmaster was provided to the west side of the building over both levels.
“The total building area is approximately 1,695sqm, situated on 1,300sqm of Activity Centre Zone land.”
Located at the gateway to Geelong’s CBD, Mr Lewis said that the former Geelong Post Office was ideally positioned to access the exceptional local amenity that Geelong has to offer including the expansive Johnstone Park, Arts Precinct, Little Malop Street Precinct and the Geelong Waterfront.
“Situated on the corner of two of Geelong’s most prominent streets, this property stands tall, demanding a significant presence on the everchanging Geelong streetscape,” he said.
“The Geelong Train Station is a short walk away, connecting Geelong to Melbourne in under an hour.
“Surrounding this opportunity is both local and state government organisations together with prominent private businesses.”
The former Geelong Post Office will be sold or leased via an expressions of interest campaign closing March 26 at 3pm, with an additional tender process for successful expressions of Interest submissions to occur after.