No. 98 Merrion Road is a prime development opportunity situated on Merrion Road close to the junction of Sandymount Avenue and Simmonscourt Road. The site area is regular in shape extending to c.0.22 hectare (c.0.6 acres) and has the benefit of Planning Permission for a 5 storey development for 20 large luxury apartments. The existing property includes a detached 19 bedroom Guest house extending to a gross internal area of c.872 sqm available with vacant possession. The site has extensive road frontage to Merrion Road of approximately 33.5 metres with nearby neighbours include the British Embassy located directly across the road and the Intercontinental Hotel.
The property is in close-proximity to many renowned amenities including the RDS (home of Dublin Horse Show and Leinster Rugby), University College Dublin (UCD) Belfield Campus and the Aviva Stadium. Furthermore, the site is located within a strong employment catchment area with Facebook preparing their new HQ Campus which will see a workforce of around 3500 staff move to the area on the former AIB Bank Centre site just 400m from the site. This workforce is due to grow up to 7000 in the coming years. Other well-known high-profile occupiers include Avalon Aircraft Leasing, Irish Distiller Pernod Ricard, Huawei, and Ion Trading Ireland all located close by.
The area is very well served by transport links, with several bus routes close by and Sandymount DART Station is also within a 5-minute walk (400m) of the property.