The property comprises ‘c’ 585 sq.m. spanning over 3.5 floors. At ground floor level (Church Street), there are 2 retail units, measuring ‘c’ 120 sq.m. There is a further rental space, in need of refurbishment, at the lower ground floor level (Friary Lane), formerly a large restaurant with kitchen, storage area, toilets and a small yard to the rear. There is extensive living accommodation on the second and third floors.
There is potential for development of the substantial space at both Church Street and Friary Lane levels. There is access at both levels, five entrance points in all, one of these is a gateway leading to the lower ground floor. At a meeting with Westmeath Co. Council, the possibility of developing this property was discussed and viewed favourably. The Council indicated that it would be willing to discuss any further development plans with potential purchasers.
Church St is located in the heart of Athlone town centre. Athlone is considered to be the commercial capital of the midlands. It has a population of ‘c’ 21,349 (2016 census) and growing (5.9% increase from 2011). Most of the town lies on the east bank of the river, and the subject property, 37 Church St., is in the middle of the main street, right in the heart of the town.
Athlone is a key component of the linked gateway for the Midlands, designated under the National Spatial Strategy. A major enhancement of Church St has been completed – the end result includes a new plaza with seating areas next to an historic church, and the subject property is at the hub of this development. It is also directly opposite the Athlone Town Centre (the tenants include M&S, H&M, Zara, TK Maxx and many more) and has the River Shannon Strand St to the rear.
Freehold Vacant Possession
Proposed plans available on request from the office.
|Address:||37 Church Street|