2 Inns Quay, Smithfield, Dublin 7
4628 sq. ft.
- Available From: Immediately
- Sale Type: For Sale by Private Treaty
- Overall Floor Area: 4628 sq. ft.
Location Two Inns Quay is located to the immediate north side of the river Liffey close to the junction of ODonovan Rossa Bridge and the Four Courts. The subject property is located to the west of the Ormonde Building, which is occupied by the OPW, Regus Serviced offices and a Post Office and Costcutter convenience store on the ground floor. The Four Courts are located to the immediate west of this row of buildings and have been the centre of the Irish legal system for over 200 years. This is an excellent city centre location overlooking the River Liffey, Civic Offices Wood Quay, Christchurch and Dublinia. The property is also within a short walking distance or LUAS commute from most of Dublin city Law Courts and legal institutions e.g. Four Courts, Dublin District Children Court Office, The Court Service, Criminal Courts, Special Criminal Courts, Blackhall Place, Kings Inns, Law Society etc. The property is conveniently located in the heart of the legal quarter and a Dublin tourism hotspot and is within a very short distance from the Four Courts LUAS Red Line station (tram) and some of Dublins popular and historic visitor attractions - Christchurch Cathedral, Dublinia Viking Museum, St. Patricks Cathedral, Viking Splash Tours, Vicar Street, The Guinness Storehouse, Dublin City wall, Dublin Castle, Dublin Zoo and several whiskey distilleries and visitor centres including the newly refurbished Jameson Distillery in nearby Smithfield and Pearse Lyons distillery on James Street and a host of popular cafes bars and restaurants in the immediate area. 2 Inns Quay is also located close to the Digital Hub which is a start-up centre for Irelands largest cluster of technology, digital media and internet companies. Some recent Digital Hub companies include Amazon, Stripe, Daft.ie, Havok and Riverdeep etc. The subject property is only 3 LUAS stops away from the IFSC, CHQ Building and Dogpatch Labs. There are also several large OPW offices in the immediate Smithfield area including the Director of Public Prosecutions, Legal Aid Board, HIQA, Law Society of Ireland. This area of Dublin has seen some strong regeneration and development in recent years including the refurbishment of the Jameson Distillery and the development of the old tax office into the Hampton by Hilton hotel and the ongoing development of DIT Grangegorman College Campus to the north of Smithfield Market. Other developments planned for the area include the development of the Guinness Brewery site into a dynamic urban quarter, the Iveagh Markets by DCC, Grand Canal Harbour site by Marlet, Digital Hub phase 2 lands by the Land Development Agency and development of two sites to the rear of Vicar Street for a boutique hotel and student accommodation on Garden Lane. This is a very popular area for IT and design companies given the close proximity to Smithfield and the Digital Hub as well as NCAD on Thomas Street. The subject property is located in a very popular tourism District and is within five minutes walking distance from Temple Bar and a host of popular cafés, restaurants and bars. Description 2 Inns Quay comprises a four-storey over basement period building that occupies a high profile location in the middle of a terrace of 3 buildings overlooking the river Liffey. The property has been rented out until recently and is being sold with full vacant possession. A purchaser may look to refurbish the property for office or residential use, Subject to Planning Permission. The property has been in the ownership of the OBeirne family for 4 generations and has traded as a solicitors office for over 88 years. We understand that the third floor was in residential use at some stage in the past but has not been used for residential use for some time. This period building has an impressive Portland Stone cut facade at ground floor level with red brickwork on the upper floors. The property has an impressive Georgian style entrance and fan light overhead without any steps at street level and Georgian style windows at each floor level. The property is south facing and the Georgian windows and excellent floor to ceiling height provide bright and spacious office accommodation with excellent views over the Liffey. Most of the original Georgian features are still intact and include sash windows, cornicing, original fireplaces, feature windows etc. There is a large feature window at the rear of the property and a small enclosed courtyard with access from the return. We understand that the return floors and some of the internal stud partitions were added to the period offices at a later stage and can be removed to provide bright open plan office space. A purchaser may also look to refurbish and convert the property to residential use, subject to planning permission and a revised fire safety cert to accommodate residential use Zoning and Refurbishment Potential Zoning The property is zoned Z8 - Georgian Conservation Areas under the Dublin City Development Plan 2016 to 2022 To protect the existing architectural and civic design character, and to allow only for limited expansion consistent with the conservation objective. Title Freehold Services We understand that all mains services are connected to the property
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