55 Athol Street is situated in the centre of Douglas, in an area widely considered to be its traditional business district.
The building is a short walk from the Isle of Man’s main shopping area, Strand Street, where a wide range of familiar high street names and local independent retailers can be found. Douglas Marina is also a short walk away and a number of the Island’s most popular restaurants and cafes can be found running along North Quay adjacent to the marina.
The history of the site on which 55 Athol Street is situated dates back to the 18th Century when the Isle of Man was ruled by the Dukes of Atholl, who were the ‘Lords of Mann’ at that time. It was known as 'Atholl Street' until the middle part of the 19th Century, when it was renamed 'Athol Street'.