Historic Santa Maria Convent, 75-77 Byng Street, Orange, NSW up for lease

A historic building in the tourism hub of Orange is up for long-term lease and expression of interest on the northern side of Byng Street.

The Santa Maria Convent at 75-77 Byng Street in the heart of Orange, central West NSW, is a former Catholic chapel.

It went unused for over two decades until it was renovated and transformed for use by the Catherine McCauley Catholic Primary School in 2012, with the ground floor refurbished.

Santa Maria Chapel Orange

Orange’s iconic Santa Maria Convent is up for lease.

It is located one block away from the CBD.

Initially the chapel was used as a presbytery when the historic building was constructed in 1918.

The convent’s doors were closed when community attendance dwindled over time and the building was found to be unsuitable for use.

Santa Maria Chapel Orange

Inside the chapel.

Santa Maria Chapel Orange

The convent sits on 1.240 sqm.

Buyer appetite for historic properties in the NSW Central West region has grown strongly over the past year.

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This long-term lease presents a big opportunity for potential hospitality developers or operators looking to shake up the scene and provide a new experience for tourists and locals alike.

Santa Maria Chapel Orange

Expressions of interest close on November 15.

Grand formal areas, accommodation wings, kitchen and laundry are included on the 1.240 sqkm estate with gardens and land at the rear.

Parking on the property is also included near the rear entrance, with enough space for up to 12 cars.

The property has been brought to market by David Hall and Nigel Stanforth of Benchmark Commercial – Orange.

Expression of Interest for the Santa Maria Convent close by Monday 15th November.

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