Primed for new home building is the long-time Cork city base of home furnishings company EZ Living, at Broguemakers Hill, at the foot of Blarney Street.

The city centre site spans 0.55 of an acre and currently includes a retail unit for one Ireland’s largest furniture providers EZ Living Furniture & Interiors, which has other Cork stores at Pouladuff and Little Island.

This property is where the EZ brand started in Cork, and is now offered as a brownfield elevated site, with city views from the upper floors of the unit. Agent James O’Donovan of Savills guides it at €825,000.

He notes its historical, core city setting and proximity to apartments on Kyrl’s Quay/Shandon Street, as well as the Gate Cinema at North Gate Bridge, Shopping Centre and the Cornmarket Centre which has large retailers such as TK Maxx and Lidl.

With dual access from Blarney Street and from Old Market Place, and just 750 metres from St Patrick’s Bridge, it’s zoned ‘Inner City Residential Neighbourhood,’ making it “ideally suited for the development of a residential scheme to include apartments or townhouses or a mixed use scheme comprising retail at ground floor with residential overhead,” says Mr O’Donovan.

The zoning objective is to reinforce the residential character of inner city residential neighbourhoods, while supporting the provision and retention of local services, and civic and institutional functions, add Savills.

Nearby, on the North Mall and at Grenville Place, close to the Mercy Hospital complex, older, Georgian-era buildings are undergoing substantial refurbishment, both by private owners, and by UCC at the Boole building.

“We anticipate good levels of interest in the site, as it offers a wide range of development opportunities and is well located to all local amenities,” states Mr O’Donovan.

Details: Savills 021-4271371


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