JP McDonagh of agent Knight Frank is quoting a rent of €160,000 per annum for a high-profile motor showroom premises at Red Cow interchange, the country's busiest motorway junction.
The former Lillis-O'Donnell premises, Naas Road, Dublin 22, comprises an extensive showroom and workshop with a total area of 999 sq m (10,750 sq ft). Located on a site of 0.32 hectares (0.8 acres), the property is at the junction of the Naas Road and M50 Motorway, 200 metres from the Luas terminus at Red Cow, providing direct rail access to the city centre at Heuston and Connolly stations.
The building, constructed in the early 2000s, is modern in specification and incorporates a showroom/display area over two levels, reception area, meeting rooms, and staff facilities in addition to a trade counter and adjoining workshop/service area accessed via four standard-grade doors. The entire is enclosed on a self-contained secure site which can accommodate approximately 70 car spaces for display.
JP McDonagh says: "The property is one of the highest profile properties along the M50 Motorway and is likely to attract the interest of a range of potential occupiers, both motor and alternative uses.
"The Naas Road has daily traffic movements of 105,000 vehicles and the subject property has the opportunity to create unrivalled brand recognition for any business locating here".
Current tenants Spirit Lillis-O'Donnell are moving to new premises in nearby Baldonnell Business Park following the acquisition of the Lillis-O'Donnell Motor Company Ltd by Spirit Ford Ltd a number of years ago.