94 O'Connell Street, Limerick City, Limerick€1,750,000 EXEMPT

Development Land 3246 m² / 34940 ft² For Sale

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Rooney Auctioneers (Limerick) Ltd. and JLL are delighted to announce the sale of a prime development site at 94 O’Connell St. Limerick. This exceptional property, positioned in the heart of Limerick City, offers a rare opportunity for developers with full planning permission for a mixed use development comprising of 24 modern apartments and ground floor commercial space.

This site presents a ready to go development opportunity, with planning permission granted in August 2023 (planning ref. 22/1367) for a mixed-use development comprising of 24 apartments and 593 sqm (6,383 sq ft) of commercial space. The proposed scheme will be laid out over two blocks. The newly constructed block will incorporate 21 apartments and café space of 135.2 sqm (1,455 sq ft). It is proposed that the existing bank building will undergo a refurbishment and conversion to incorporate 3 apartments and 458.2 sqm (4,932 sq ft) of commercial space. Total gross floor area of the proposed development equates to 3,246 sqm (34,940 sq ft) across 3 to 7 storeys over basement.

The subject site is zoned “City Centre” - to protect, consolidate and facilitate the development of the City Centre commercial, retail, educational, leisure, residential, social and community uses and facilities, under the Limerick Development Plan 2022 – 2028. This zoning allows
for a variety of uses (subject to planning permission). Furthermore, the site is located within the inner city area, which has been identified as an area
suitable for possible height variation.

The residential property market has continued to see an upward trend in demand with limited supply resulting in an increase in both
sale and rental prices from 2023 into 2024. Strong population growth is contributing to this increased demand. As of the 2022 Census, the population of Limerick grew by 8% to 209,536 people with this expected to grow up to 256,500 by 2031. Additionally, recent job announcements in facilities such as Eli Lily, Regeneron and Analog Devices has created in the region of 1,400 new jobs. Ongoing developments such as 1BQ (which will welcome tenant Verizon and 400 new staff), Eli Lilly and numerous residential housing estates are seeing an influx of construction workers to the area, creating a further surge in demand, and creating upward pressure on sale/rental prices. As of Q1 2024, Limerick now ranks as the second most expensive city to rent in the country behind Dublin, increasing 17.5% from Q4 2023 to €1,933 per month on average. Sales prices continue to rise also, and although not at the above scale, there has been a steady increase in house prices for a number of years now. With limited
ongoing and pipeline developments for private housing in particular, this is expected to continue in the short to medium term.
(Source: CSO) (Source: Daft.ie)


Prime city centre development site extending to approximately 0.20 acres (0.079 ha)
Full planning permission for residential development of 24 apartments, alongside 593 sqm (6,383 sq ft) of commercial space (ref. 22/1367)
Former Bank of Ireland premises comprising of a 3-storey protected office building with modern extension.
Zoned City Centre ‘to protect, consolidate and facilitate the development of the city centre’ under the Limerick Development Plan 2022 - 2028.
Excellent location at the commercial and cultural heart of Limerick City

BER Details

BER: Exempt


The property is broadly rectangular in shape and extends to approx. 0.20 acres (0.079 ha).
The site comprises of a 3-storey over basement listed office building with a modern extension, benefitting from full vacant possession. The listed office building, dating from the 1850s, is a protected structure and the former Bank of Ireland premises.


The property is on the south west corner of the junction of O’Connell Street and Lower Glentworth Street and is accessible from both of these streets. The site is bound by Theatre Lane to the west and 93 O’Connell Street, currently in use as offices, to the south. O’Connell Street has undergone a significant enhancement in recent times, creating a dynamic and revitalised area. Being Limerick City’s main thoroughfare
and high street destination, there is a host of amenities in the immediate area including shops, cafes, restaurants and pubs. The nearby People’s Park and Arthur’s Quay Park provide ample green space for leisure activities and outdoor recreation. The majority of Limerick City Centre is
accessible within a 10-minute walk, with public transport providing excellent connectivity further afield. This includes Limerick Colbert train station, local bus services and City Link express bus services all of which are within walking distance.


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