Located within walking distance to "The Market Square", the commercial centre of Dundalk town, any astute purchaser will also recognise future capital appreciation by virtue of the property's strategic location adjoining "The Longwalk Shopping Centre", a variety of independent commercial activities and a substantial site with buildings nearly directly opposite, which appears poised for prime future redevelopment (former Carroll Village shopping centre).
The accommodation of the subject property provides for c.520 sq.m. / 5,600 sq.ft. at ground floor level comprising a large open plan fully fitted retail area with featured stairwell and automated lift to first floor, together with administrative offices, toilets together with a large secure storage, delivery and service area to the rear of the main building. The first floor comprises c.300 sq.m. / 3,230 sq.ft and again presents itself as a high spec open plan fully fitted retail area with ancillary toilets, storage and administrative offices. The existing building's layout is ideal for various commercial, leisure, community and residential uses (SPP).
Size: 8835 Sq. Feet
BER code: 800624124
The subject property, which was originally designed with a high specification finish for an international food retailer, presents itself as a commanding detached commercial building in retail use and under the current zoning is also suitable to a variety of alternative uses. The building boasts many architecturally designed features and has a commanding presence directly on Longwalk and occupies a private site of c.0.113 ha / 0.279 acres. The property is self-contained and no communal areas or service charges apply. The main structure is single storey to the front incorporating a featured entrance and lobby and increases to two storey to the rear and the entire has the benefit of a high spec fitout which provides for open plan layout on both ground and first floor levels and is serviced by both a featured stairwell within the front ground floor retail area and also by an automated lift for customers and clients, which again is ideal for any potential change of use. Recent grants of planning permission associated with the property are:
Reference number 98/96, Dundalk Town Council -"Demolition of existing wholesale electrical outlet and construction of new retail outlet" Granted 18.09.98
Reference number 01/91, Dundalk Town Council - "Alterations to permission 98/66, changes to elevations and revised shop front".
Reference number 04/215, Dundalk Town Council -
"Extension and alterations to existing commercial unit at Longwalk, Dundalk. The development is to consist of enlargement of ground floor and first floor areas and the construction of a new facade including all associated site works and signage" - Granted 19.04.2005
The subject property is zoned "Town Centre Retail" in the "Dundalk & Environs Development Plan 2009-2015", with the objective "to protect and enhance the vitality and viability of the town center as the primary retail core of the town". The local authorities have yet to adopt a new development plan for 2016 - 2021 and we are advised that the Dundalk and Environs Developments plan 2009-2015 remains the governing plan at this time. Under the subject zoning, the following are indicative uses which are permitted or open for consideration: A.T.M., advertising structures, amusement arcade, bank/financial institution, betting office, commercial car park, car showroom, cash & carry, church, cinema, community facilities, conference center, creche, childcare facility, night club, drive through/fast food, funeral home, garden center, guest house, light industrial, nursing home, offices, home based economic, hostel, hotel, motel, medical surgery, petrol station, public house, residential, restaurant, café, retail warehouse, school, shop local/major, sports facilities, take away, telecommunication structure, tourism, training center, veterinary surgery.