The market saw the headline arrival over a year ago of a new Audi car sale showrooms at the former Heaton-Buckley former builders providers site. by Dunnes Bishopstown, at the flyover junction of the N40/N71 West Cork road.
Several smaller motor-trade related sites have since come to the market, such as the 0.4 acre site guided this spring at €400,000 by Lisney.
This site is next to William O’Brien’s new Amber station, while ERA Downey McCarthy are seeking final offers on 3.7 acres (in car sales use 20 years ago) right by the old railway Viaduct and Viaduct bar, which has a €275,000 AMV.
And, significant new car dealership is in line to be developed here on Cork’s western outskirts after a recent grant of planning permission.
The plans relate to the former, sizeable Uponor plumbing plastics factory located on the Bandon Road in Bishopstown.
In October, a company called Ardarostig Developments Ltd applied to Cork County Council to demolish the existing facility, and build the two-storey vehicle showroom, with workshop, stores and staff facilities.
After considering the application, and the firm’s responses to requests for further information, the local authority gave the go-ahead and no appeals were lodged by the public regarding the decision.
The Uponor site faces an 8,500 sq ft stand-alone office building called Ardarostig House, which was previously occupied by CIT Rubicon and developed by John F Supple.
This went to market last month, guiding at €1m.
It’s adjacent to car dealers Denis and Mary Ryan, adding to the Bandon Road’s emerging motor-mix.