Prime Residential Development Opportunity - Maryborough Ridge, Douglas, Cork

CBRE is delighted to present Cork’s most significant residential development opportunity of the past decade. Maryborough Ridge, located in Douglas, is recognised as Cork’s most prestigious suburban address. The opportunity now exists to acquire a superb 42.99 acre site with full planning permission on approx. 18.65 acres for 198 residential units. The remainder of the site extending to approx. 24.34 acres is zoned for residential development. The Site The site extends to approximately 42.99 acres and is mainly laid out in grass along with some builders’ compounds and subsoil mounds from previous developments. The site is elevated and on about the 110m contour with a westerly aspect offering panoramic views over Cork city and the surrounding countryside. The site is accessed via the existing Maryborough Ridge Estate where the main entrance off Maryborough Hill is currently being developed by the Receiver in order to facilitate the proposed development. The western boundary of the site runs parallel with the N28 Ringaskiddy Road which is hidden from view by a mature tree lined buffer zone. To the south and east the site is bound by greenbelt zoned agricultural lands, offering a tranquil semi-rural setting. Planning Permission The northern end of the site extending to approx. 18.65 acres has full planning permission under Cork Co. Council Ref 16/07271 and An Bord Pleanala Ref 300056-17 for the development of 198 residential units and a child care facility. Planning has been granted subject to just 27 conditions, one of which relates to a S48 Special Contribution which was successfully appealed. The proposed development designed by leading architects Deady Gahan. Further information available on www.maryboroughridge.ie. Zoning The entire site is under the electoral jurisdiction of the Ballincollig / Carrigaline Local Area Plan 2017. Under this plan the majority of the site is zoned R-08 Medium Density ‘A’ Residential Development defined as 20 to 50 units per hectare. A small portion of the site with FPP is zoned ‘Existing Built Up Area’. Basis of Sale This property is being offered for sale in a single lot. The area with planning permission is being offered for sale under a Licence Agreement with a future option to purchase. The remaining zoned section of the site is being offered for sale under an Option Agreement conditional on receipt of planning permission. Further details of the disposal process are available from the sole selling agent. Tenure The property is held freehold in the Registry Deeds. Guide Price Available on Request. Viewing By appointment only with the selling agent. Services All services are laid to the boundary of the site. All interested parties are advised to make their own enquiries in relation to the adequacy and capacity of these services. Further Information Interested parties will at the discretion of the Vendor be provided with access to the Data Room subject to signing a non-disclosure agreement. The Data Room contains extensive information about the property and the bidding process. Solicitor Ronan Daly Jermyn www.rdj.ie Evin McCarthy Ronan Daly Jermyn The Exchange George’s Dock IFSC Dublin 1 +353 (0) 1 605 4200 evin.mccarthy@rdj.ie Brian O’Halloran Ronan Daly Jermyn 2 Park Place City Gate Park Mahon Cork +353 (0) 21 480 2700 brian.ohalloran@rdj.ie On the instruction of the Receiver George Maloney RSM Ireland.

Location Description

Cork Cork is the Republic of Ireland’s second largest city with a population of c.220,000 which includes its metropolitan suburbs. Cork has a thriving economy backed by both large scale FDI employers in the ICT and Life Sciences sectors and indigenous industries linked to food production, services, manufacturing and tourism. Cork is home to the world’s largest company Apple Inc, who’s European Head Quarters have been based in Hollyhill since the early 1980’s. Cork is a University City and has a 3rd level student population of approx. 30,000 with most attending UCC or CIT. UCC have significant expansion plans following a €240m funding package from the EIB. Investment will be made in a new business school, expansion of existing faculties and student accommodation. Cork has a thriving tourism sector and in 2010 Lonely Planet recommended Cork as one of the top 10 cities to visit in the world. Cork also has excellent transport links and is only a 2.5 hour train journey or drive to Dublin. Cork International Airport was voted The Best Airport in Europe 2017 in the <5m passenger category and it also has one of the busiest shipping ports in the country. The National Planning Framework Strategy (Ireland 2040) sets out a clear vision for Cork to become the country’s fastest growing city over the next 20 years. The plan includes population growth of over 55% (+130,000) and multi-billion euro investment in core infrastructure and public facilities. Douglas Douglas is established as Cork’s most desirable residential address, it has a population of over 20,000 and is located approx. 4kms south of Cork City Centre. Douglas is easily accessible via the N40 South Ring Road and at its heart lies the Old Village which has charming streetscapes and an array of upmarket shops, cafes, bars & restaurants. Douglas also has two shopping centres anchored by the likes of Dunnes Stores, Marks & Spencer and TK Maxx, in addition a Farmers Market is held in Douglas every Saturday. Douglas is a thriving community and has excellent social infrastructure including schools and churches, a library and numerous sporting organisations and clubs to include GAA, Rugby, Soccer and Golf. Maryborough Ridge Maryborough Ridge is an established residential enclave located approximately 2kms south of Douglas Village. Development commenced in the mid 2000’s and Maryborough Ridge currently contains 353 houses and apartments. The estate is laid out and designed to the highest standards aimed primarily at the family market. It is also aesthetically pleasing incorporating brick fronted houses, mature trees, numerous play areas and safe cul-de-sac avenues. The 216 bus route services the area.

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  • BER Exempt Certification
  • Douglas is recognised as Cork’s most attractive residential suburb
  • Maryborough Ridge has a proven sales history and is a highly sought after residential address
  • FPP on 18.65 acres for 198 residential units with an excellent housing mix
  • 24.34 acres zoned Medium Density ‘A’ Residential Development
  • Low supply of family homes in Douglas ensuring strong demand
  • - Substantial west facing 42.99 acre site
  • - Douglas Village has a wide array of schools, shops, cafes, bars, restaurants, hotel, sports clubs and recreational amenities


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