Under the Hammer: Large premises in Ballincollig suitable for wide range of uses

The former Ballincollig DIY & Garden Centre — an offshoot of a previously relocated business which was originally the Victoria Cross Sawmills — on a good 1.8 acre site with high-quality existing buildings is up for sale, suitable for storage, trading or other new uses.

Set at the Ballincollig Commercial Park, on the Link Road, Ballincollig, just west of Cork city and suburbs, the property has two buildings, one of 15,000 sq ft, the other of 6,500 sq ft. Developed by the Victoria Cross Sawmill Company (their city site is now occupied by UCC student accommodation), the complex has good car parking and hardstanding and has a mixed zoning, notes selling agent Shay Cronin of Cronin Wall, adding that near neighbours and uses span retail, warehousing and industry/workshops.

The properties have been dedicated to retail/public sales and warehousing and are of a high standard, says agent Mr Cronin, noting that they would suit new traders, and existing local firms needing to trade up or to acquire more space.

There are large roller shutter doors for loading/access, good access off the N25, proximity to services, major employers and a growing population base in Ballincollig, and easy access to Cork city also. Guide price is €950,000.

DETAILS: Cronin Wall 021-4630400.

Could be your lucky venture at The Shamrock Bar

The chance to have the luck of the Irish, and to wear the shamrock with proprietorial pride, has come up in the case of the sale of The Shamrock Bar, Shanbally, near Cork’s Ringaskiddy.

Set to get an uplift, both in business terms from the Cork Port relocation to Ringaskiddy, and in terms of traffic relief from a proposed new road from the Shannonvale roundabout to Ringaskiddy, the stone-fronted traditional public house is in the village, on the N28.

It is set on a roadside/village corner with the Shanbally Mews road, and has over 1,400 sq ft of space, plus beer garden, with disused overhead accommodation, needing refurbishment.

Selling agent Maurice Cohalan of Cohalan Downing guides the bar at €250,000, saying it is very well known, and has a rear store, beer garden/smoking area and commercial kitchen.

The building/property covers most of 0.06 acre corner site, and the Shamrock Bar’s sale doesn’t include contents.

Apart from a local catchment around Shanbally/Monkstown, it’s in close proximity to Carrigaline where new housing is set to extend toward Shanbally and the N28, while Ringaskiddy itself a very major employment area, home to long-established pharma companies such as Pfizers, as well as port activity and car ferry traffic.

DETAILS: Cohalan Downing 021-4277717

Two units ready and raring to go on Cork’s Little Island

Under the Hammer: Large premises in Ballincollig suitable for wide range of uses

There’s a choice of more space, or alternatively an income, from two units newly up for sale in the Euro Business Park, Little Island in Cork, with a price difference of just €10,000 between them.

Agent Dave McCarthy of Lisney has the duo on offer, and for €160,000 plus VAT he’ll sell as an investment Unit 701 Euro Business Park, near the NCT Centre. 

That’s for a modern, semi-detached unit of 2,200 sq ft, which is currently let at €6.50 a square foot, or €14,400 pa, to a tyre company, with a lease now expiring. 

It’s a warehouse/commercial unit, incorporating a two-storey office/service block.

Alternatively, for owner-occupiers or other investors, Mr McCarthy has the larger Unit 25A Euro Business Park, which has a total floor area of 2,822 sq ft (600 sq ft larger), and it’s a mid-terraced warehouse/light industrial unit, with a single-storey office/service block, and good loading facilities plus eaves height of 7m.

There’s vacant possession, and Lisney seek €150,000 plus vat, expecting both investor and owner-occupier interest.

The Euro Business Park is close to the East Gate Business and Retail Park, and Little Island, just a few miles east of Cork city and close to where developers JCD have now secured the former Mitsui Denman site for development.

DETAILS: Lisney 021-4275079


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