Northern Ireland

Windsor House on market for more than £5m

Windsor House Image copyright COLIN BAILIE
Image caption The 22-storey building is in need of refurbishment

The tallest commercial building in Ireland, Windsor House in Belfast, has been put up for sale, with an asking price of more than £5m.

The 22-floor city centre office block has been in the control of the Republic of Ireland's National Assessment Management Agency (Nama) since 2012.

Most of the floors are vacant, but it is currently used by the Parades Commission.

Selling agents CBRE say the "landmark building" requires refurbishment.

They say it could also be suitable for full or part conversion to a hotel or residential block, subject to planning.

Windsor House was previously owned by Lauderdale Properties, but the firm was placed into administration more than two years ago.

Belfast's commercial property market is seeing a surge of activity.

Recent sales have included Ireland's tallest residential building, the Obel, for more than £20m.

It was bought by a New York investment fund, Marathon Asset Management, who also bought two city retail parks.