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Colliers International (Cairns) is pleased to offer for sale the distinctive, landmark building known as the Cairns Masonic Centre, holding prominent position on the corner of Grafton and Minnie Streets.

This Centre was completed in 1935, since which time it has served as the headquarters for Freemasonry in far north Queensland. The building survives as an illustration of the development of Cairns as an important regional centre during the early twentieth century. With its imposing idiosyncratic facade, scale and form this characteristic building provides enviable status within the townscape for its use today and those to come.

Internally the overall structure would lend itself to a multitude of alternative uses such as an expansion of its current use into a specialty tourism based restaurant/function centre, conversion into conventional commercial offices or specialist medical suites, adaptation into boutique residential accommodation, or potentially as short term hotel/hostel accommodation.

The location and size of the building makes it ideal for any of these applications.

Outwardly, this building comprises a solid two-storey rendered concrete structure with a gable roof concealed behind a parapet wall. The ornate facade features steel framed and leadlight glass windows with a gable entrance framed by Corinthian columns. Consisting of two floors linked by a timber staircase at both ends of the building, each floor level features foyer entrance to one main large room/hall, with a variety of smaller offices, storage rooms, toilets, kitchenettes and food preparation areas located to the side, front and rear of the main room and building.

Both levels feature rear mezzanine platforms; the ground floor mezzanine has been converted into an enclosed separate meeting/board room and sits above the kitchen servery to the hall. The upper level mezzanine level is located over a rear storage area, and remains open overlooking the main hall.

Positioned on 1000m2* freehold, the building features vast 5m* ceiling heights, adaptable open areas and mezzanines on each level, delivering a versatile floor plan providing a total working area of approximately 1,550m2*.

Considered a landmark opportunity, the subject property offers astute and capable buyers the rare opportunity to secure an iconic State Heritage building in an unrivalled location.

For the first time in the building’s history, the Cairns Masonic Centre is offered for Sale by Expressions of Interest closing 4pm on Tuesday 30 May 2017.

For detailed blue prints or to arrange an inspection, please contact marketing agents.

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  • 15/03/2022
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