Former Convent Blesses the Market With Rare Opportunity for Buyers

20 September 2017

A unique opportunity has hit the market to secure a piece of Brisbane’s history with the former Our Lady Help of Christians’ Convent being offered for sale by Savills Robert Dunne and Gregory Woods.

Located at 327 Given Terrace, the magnificent former convent stands proud in the heart of Paddington, with its stunning architectural design featuring red brickwork, high ceilings and stained glass windows.

Director of Commercial Sales, Robert Dunne said that the building holds an air of grandeur and is regarded as a unique generational offering to the market.

The convent was originally constructed for the Sisters of Mercy in 1919 when it was officially opened by Archbishop Duhig and in 2005 was sold to a private buyer.

With commanding urban views, the superb federation Queen Ann style three level structure sits on a 2,654sq m site, features 20 rooms, and is being offered for sale vacant possession.

Savills is predicting that the property will be purchased by a private buyer.

“There is an opportunity for the site to be converted into a boutique hotel, aged care facility or grand residence subject to Council approval,” Mr Dunne said.

Described as one of Brisbane’s most beautiful convents, the building is surrounded largely by Infill Housing.

With access to an external veranda, the lower level of the property consists of a large living area, utility rooms, laundry and a kitchen.

The ground level is rich with the convent’s history, as it is home to a large chapel, as well as a boardroom, two large offices, a kitchen and a bathroom.

The first level also features veranda access, and has 12 rooms with individual wash basins, a large communal room and a bathroom.

Associate Director, Gregory Woods said that the pre-launch marketing material has already sparked interest.

“The interest in the property has been overwhelming,” Mr Woods said.

Offers to buy the historically-rich property will be closing at 4:00pm on Thursday 5 October 2017.


Key Contacts

Robert Dunne

Robert Dunne

Commercial Sales

Savills Brisbane

+61 (0) 7 3002 8806


Gregory Woods

Gregory Woods

Metropolitan & Regional Sales

Savills Brisbane

+61 (0) 7 3002 8825