A former Esso station near Cork University Hospital has come up for sale, priced at over €1.3 million. The 1.1-acre site is in the middle of Wilton, facing the proposed development of a new Aldi and 100 metres from the Wilton Shopping centre, home to a Tesco and a Penneys.
It is new to market with Maurice Cohalan and Rob Coughlan, of Cohalan Downing and is being sold as a prime opportunity. The site was an Esso station until the 2000s when it was sold for an undisclosed sum for redevelopment.
With the addition of two adjoining bungalows to the garage, the site was expanded to 1.1-acres. It has been suggested it could accommodate a five-storey, 100,000 square foot building as well as a car park.
The site is zoned 'District Centre' under the DRAFT Cork City Development Plan 2015—2021, which means it has an objective "to provide for and/or improve district centres as mixed use centres, with a primary retail function which also act as a focus for a range of services".
According to The Irish Examiner, Tesco could be interested in it as a filling station close to its Wilton Tesco Extra store. Tesco currently has 21 petrol stations among its 142 Irish stores.
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