Greencore mill slashed to Â¤120k
Published 02/08/2011 | 05:00
The asking price of the former Greencore malting barley intake close to Monasterevin, Co Kildare, has been slashed from €300,000 to €120,000 in a bid to attract a buyer.
Known locally as Ballykelly Maltings, the 4.5ac property used to be the intake point for grain for Greencore, where it was stored and dried.
The property is located approximately 2km north of Monasterevin town centre, just off the Rathangan Road (R414) on the banks of the Grand Canal.
It includes a range of mill buildings with extensions, sheds, stores and facilities.
The site was first developed as a water-powered flour mill in the early 1800s, using the Grand Canal as a water source.
It was extensively redeveloped and extended in the early 1900s as a maltings. Since the 1970s, the buildings have been used exclusively for the drying and storage of grain.
The buildings include a flour mill dating back to 1801, malt kilns from 1905, a malthouse from the 1900s, a 1960s-constructed grain intake shed, grain dryers (1970s) and grain silos (1970s).
Some of the older buildings, including the flour mill, have been designated protected structures so any future work would probably require planning permission. However, there are no restrictions on the later buildings.