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19/20 York Road, Dun Laoghaire, DublinSold

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  • Development Land - 700 m² / 7535 ft²


An Outstanding Investment/Development Opportunity In the Heart Of Dun Laoghaire….

The property comprises a mid terrace three/four storey mid terrace imposing building extending to approximately 700 sq. m/ 7,500 sq. ft. Full of character and charm and offering exceptionally bright spacious accommodation, the property has the added bonus of five off street parking spaces.

Known colloquially as ‘The Birds Nest’ the building was originally an orphanage run by the Smyley Trust and dates back to c.1860.

Peter Pearson's publication "Dun Laoghaire - Kingstown" described the building as follows…

“Among the town's first orphanages was the 'Birds Nest' which was founded in 1859 by a Mrs. Smyley. The Birds Nest took orphaned children between five and twelve years of age. The girls were 'prepared chiefly for domestic service' and the boys afterwards went to one of the Dublin 'homes'. Known as 'The Institution', it was built in 1861 as a long narrow building on the slope of York Road. It is formed by a symmetrical halves which provided separate accommodation for 180 boys and girls. Although typically institutional in feeling, it is very well built in rough granite with brick window surrounds....”

Development Potential:

Listed as a Protected Structure, in accordance with the Dun Laoghaire Rathdown Development Plan 2010-2016 the property is zoned Objective A –“To protect and or improve residential amenity”.

In addition, uses open for consideration include;

Bring Banks/Bring Centres, Community Facility, Crèche/Nursery School, Cultural Use, Doctor/Dentist etc., Education, Embassy, Enterprise Centre, Funeral Home, Garden Guest House, Health Centre, Home Based Economic Activities, Hospital, Hotel/Motel, Household Fuel Depot, Industry-Light, Part Off-Licence, Office Based Industry & Veterinary Surgery.

The property occupies a high profile location on York Road within a close proximity of a wide selection of recreational and leisure amenities including the maritime facilities of Dun Laoghaire and its environs. The property is within close proximity and easy reach of Blackrock and Stillorgan and is well served by public transport facilities with a regular bus route serving the city centre.

Outside: Five car parking spaces.

Title: The tenure of the property is Long leasehold – 500 years from 1st January 1985

Note: All intending purchasers are specifically advised to verify the floor area and undertake their own diligence.

BER Details

BER No. 800256877
Energy Performance Indicator: 632.89 kWh/m²/yr

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