Skibbereen offer is packed with development potential

A West Cork property offer gives food for thought, a reduction in quota for white fish has lead to an ebbing tide for the processing sector.

A 56,000 sq ft building on 11 acres on Skibbereen’s Marsh Road comes to market guiding at €1.65 million, after the decision by Irish family-owned Rockabill Seafood Ltd to move their operation to Northern Ireland due to quota changes.

Mainly export-based Rockabill bought the building in 2011 promising 30 jobs, after it was sold by Union Hall Fisherman’s Company via receiver Carl Dillon in a sub-€1m deal, with considerable further investment made at the plant to bring it up to British Retail Consortium (BRC) global standard for food processing services.

At an earlier stage, it was owned by the Fastnet Coop, and “is suitable for a wide range of uses,” says Sean Carmody of Charles P McCarthy & Co Auctioneers.

The location near the bypass and Skibbereen town centre may also suit Aldi or other retailers, and there’s already a Lidl on the Baltimore Road.

The site is zoned for commercial uses, is well serviced and the eleven acres also gives scope for other commercial uses and further development.

Details: Charles P McCarthy & Co, 028-21533


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