Ipswich Landmark Keiraville Sold for $1.26 Million

18 February, 2016 / Jason Hines
160217 20 Roderick St Ipswich

Ipswich Landmark Keiraville Sold for $1.26 Million

Keiraville, a late 19th century built heritage-listed detached house and an important landmark in the Ipswich CBD, has been sold at auction by Ray White Commercial Queensland for $1.26 million.

The single level building at 20 Roderick Street, Ipswich, was sold to eye surgeon Dr Jonathon Farrah by Ray White Commercial Queensland’s John Dwyer and Jason Hines on behalf of the Uniting Church.

Dr Farrah said Keiraville is a beautiful, historical property and he’s excited to be able to offer cutting edge eye services from the property.

“The new centre will provide a wide range of eye care including cataract and laser surgery, and state-of-the-art treatment for glaucoma and macular degeneration,” he said.

“With its central location and ample on-site parking, the centre will be easy to access. The people of Ipswich will no longer need to travel to Brisbane to see an eye surgeon so the purchase of Keiraville, quite literally, ushers in a ‘fresh vision’ for eye care in West Moreton.”

Jason Hines said the marketing campaign for the historic property attracted a large number of enquiries, particularly from medical users.

“There was keen competition at the auction and the property sold under the hammer with the Uniting Church very pleased with the result,” he said.

John Dwyer said the building was erected in the 1880s and had a long association with the Cribb family, who were prominent in the Ipswich business community.

“More recently Keiraville, one of three buildings on the Uniting Church site, has served as the regional offices for UnitingCare Community in Ipswich,” Mr Dwyer said.

“UnitingCare Community is relocating within the Ipswich CBD so Keiraville became available for sale as a vacant possession.”

Keiraville, which was heritage-listed in 1993, is an approximately 500 sqm building situated on a land area of 2610 sqm in a central location in the Ipswich CBD near Ipswich Railway Station, a Coles Supermarket and other key amenities.