Kiemar House has Mass appeal

A FORMER church-like Victorian school building converted to offices, next to what’s been used as a Tridentine Church in Cork City’s Shanakiel/Sunday’s Well is up for sale.

Kiemar House has Mass appeal

Close to Sunday’s Well, Kiemar House dates to the late 1800s and was built at a time when neighbours included the wealthy middle class, the City Gaol, and the Good Shepherd Convent.

Now, the Gaol’s a visitor attraction, the recently-burned out convent has been bought by Northern Ireland-based developers for over €1.5m for an upmarket apartment development, and Kiemar House faces new uses.

Selling agent Rob Coughlan of Cohalan Downing Associates guides the 3,300sq ft building at €295,000. It’s been used most recently by an accountancy business, with offices over two floors as per a 1970s layout, and has up to 15 car parking spaces on its long, slender site

Future uses can be commercial/offices, residential or a mix, and the building’s character would facilitate design/architecture businesses in particular: “it’s in very good condition throughout,” says Mr Coughlan.

* Meanwhile, in Bishopstown, the same agency is selling a former office building Pinewood, of over 2,800sq ft. Pinewood, on the Curraheen Road.

They seek offers of €400,000 for the dated two-storey plus attic property, on a 0.14 acre site. Previous site assembly moves have been made along this prime suburban stretch, 750m west of the CUH campus.

The size and location of Pinewood makes it suitable to a multitude of alternative uses, subject to planning, it’s advised.

A previous planning grant was achieved for demolition and replacement, to include basement parking.

Details: Cohalan Downing Associates 021-4277717

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