Monday 18 December 2017

Well located quarry plant seeking €3m

Donal Buckley

A Wicklow quarry and Macadam plant on lands which extend to 36 hectares (89 acres) is being offered for sale with a €3m asking price at a time when demand for these properties is beginning to pick up.

The latest one to come on the market is located at Ballinclare, Kilbride in southeast Wicklow.

It is being sold on the instructions of Kieran Wallace KPMG, as receiver of SM Morris Ltd, through sales agents Lisney.

Cathal Daughton of Lisney says it may appeal to quarry operators because of its proximity to the section of the N11 where the motorway extension for the Rathnew to Arklow bypass is about to be built. The permitted quarry area extends to 59.3 acres and the planning permission also includes a westerly extension of the extraction area.

A further 12 hectares (29.6 acres) which accommodates agricultural buildings and uninhabited dwelling does not have planning permission. While it ceased operations about two years ago, it still contains a main quarry processing plant and asphalt plant and two concrete batching facilities.

Irish Independent

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