Prominently located on the south side of the Newport
Road close to its junction with Lannagh Road in the town centre of Castlebar in
west County Mayo. This is a
mixed use commercial and mature residential area with a variety of occupiers
which include the former Castlebar Hat Factory vacant and adjacent, a number of
private residences, the Irish Wheelchair Association. To the rear of the property is the
Lough Lannagh Retail Park which includes the likes of tenants as Aldi, Next
& TK Maxx.
In the wider context Castlebar is the business and
administrative capital of County Mayo with a growing population now in the order
of 10,000. It has a broad and
diversified employer base which includes Mayo University Hospital, GMIT, Mayo
County Council & Baxter.
Castlebar is well served with road and rail infra-structure being on the
N5. N59, N84 and on the main Westport to Dublin railway line where there is a
number of daily services.
It comprises of substantial retail showrooms and
industrial property extending to approximately 2,274 sq. m (24, 477 sq. ft.) on
a substantial largely undeveloped site of 0.9 HA (2.2 acres) The site is essentially an L-shaped
configuration having extensive road frontage onto the Newport Road and to the
rear on the Castlebar River.
The site is relatively flat and largely under concrete hard
The property has been used as a motor dealership for a
number of years with a mixture of retail showrooms and offices together with a
substantial forecourt. To the
rear there is a series of offices, storerooms and workshops. The buildings are constructed a
mixture of steel portal frames with brick glazed and profile sheeting facades
under a series of asbestos roofs.
Showrooms & Offices
764 sq. ms
2,274 sq. ms (24,467 sq.
land holding extends to 0.9 Hectares (2.2 Acres)
We understand the property is or can be connected to
all main services available including water, sewerage, electricity and
telecoms. The property has a BER
Cert of B3 (800077950 – 580.14kWh/m2/yr).
The property is located within the jurisdiction of
Castlebar Urban area and Castlebar Local area Plan 2008-2014 as amended. The property is zoned Objective F
Residential and Commercial.
This is a unique zoning and indeed one of only two locations within the
urban area of Castlebar with such zoning.
The stated objective is to protect, improve and renew the existing
activities of the area and to provide primarily for residential use and such
offices and retail commercial uses as or consistent with the existing mix. The plan goes on to state that there are
only a few areas in this zoning category and the plan aims to protect and
improve them while permitting sensitive and flexible redevelopment
opportunities. Uses within
this zoning that is generally permitted are open to consideration include
housing and apartment scheme, single housing and apartment, holiday homes,
guesthouse/hotel, convenience shop, medical related consultancy's, medical
centre, clinic, restaurant and pub, retail shops, schools or creche, hospital,
nursing home, community hall, recreation buildings, cultural buildings such as
libraries and art centres.
Our client has commissioned a detailed feasibility
study recently prepared by Taylor
McCartney Architects Castlebar, the feasibility outlines the potential for 2
1 Development of 4 detached blocks
ranging from 2 to 4 storeys comprising a total of 60 residential units together
with 73 carparking spaces.
2 Retail store of circa 1,800 sq. m.
together with up to 38 residential units.
This detailed feasibility is available on
The property is occupied by JJ Griffiths Ltd, Ford Car
Dealership under a 21 year lease from 15th. August 2000 subject to a passing
rent of €52,000 per annum exclusive.
This is subject to a landlord only break option on the 15th. August 2021
which has been exercised on the tenant.
The entirety of the property is being offered for sale
by Private Treaty with full vacant possession, we are inviting unconditional
offers for the Freehold Interest.
further information and viewings, strictly with the Joint Selling Agents contact
O' Toole at Tuohy O' Toole at (098) 28000 or Gerard@tot.ie
Pearson Agar Commercial Property (01) 2137777 or