Tadg Riordan Motors is offering its high-profile motor showroom on the N81 Tallaght bypass road, Dublin 24 for sale or rent. The offer follows the Toyota dealer’s move to a new larger showroom on Airton Road, Tallaght.
Nicholas Corson of Finnegan Menton, who is estate agent on the property, says the owners would prefer to let the property on a new long lease at €100,000 per year but alternatively they are open to a sale and have set a guide price of €1.5m for the freehold interest.
The N81 bypass premises is a purpose-built retail motor showrooms extending to about 9,070 sqft on about 0.3 acres.
It comprises showroom, basement valet area and storage with adjoining workshop.
Both the showroom and aftersales areas are finished to a high standard with the showrooms offering a compact sales area that can accommodate eight vehicles and benefits from a glazed front elevation facing onto the Tallaght Dual Carriageway.
Car storage and valeting facilities at basement level can accommodate about 10 vehicles. Externally, the property offers additional display and customer parking for between 30 and 40 cars.
It also benefits from a high profile on the N81 dual carriageway and from an adjoining Circle K petrol filling station.
Mr Corson says the site is an established motor dealership location. Tadg Riordan traded very successfully there and the premises would suit a mid-volume motor sales brand.
“Profile is so important for motor dealerships with very strong daily passing traffic on the dual carriageway and ease of access from the M50.”
With the benefit of vacant possession, it would also suit conversion to another type of showroom such as furniture or as a trade outlet or for storage. It also benefits from good connectivity being close to the Luas, bus routes and the M50 motorway.
Tadg Riordan Motors also has a garage in Ashbourne, Co Meath, as well as the former motor facility on the Airton Road which had been a 40,000 sqft Ford showroom. Finnegan Menton also handled that sale.
The N81 connects the M50 to Tallaght town centre with its range of facilities including Tallaght Hospital and the technological university as well as a range of major employers.