Kingsmeadow Waterford City, County Waterford
At a glance...
- Site extending to approx.1.65 acre (0.66 ha)
- Zoning - General Business in the Waterford City Development Plan 2013-2019
- Potential for Commercial - Residential development subject to planning permission
- Unrivalled profile to the junction of the Cork Road with Kingsmeadow and the Inner Ring Road
IMPORTANT 1.65 acre (0.66 ha) Development Site (Zoned General Business)
A rare opportunity to acquire an unrivalled profile site located in Waterford City on the North side of the Kingsmeadow roundabout on the Cork Road (R680) at its junction with the inner ring road approximately 2km south of Waterford City centre.
The site extends to 1.56 acres (0.63 ha) and is currently occupied by 2 detached dwellinghouses, outbuildings and a workshop.
It is bounded by a bungalow to the R709 and open space beyond to the North, Cork Road (R680) to the South, the Kingsmeadow roundabout and Inner Ring Road ? Kilbarry Shopping Centre to the East and Aldi store to the West.
Waterford City (Population 54,404 ? Census of Population 2016) is s designated Gateway City in the National Planning Framework and the principal regional city for main services, industry, education, medical, rail and air transport services in the South East region of Ireland and is connected to Dublin by the M9 Motorway (168 km) and the N25 and N24 connect with Cork (123km) and Limerick (126 km) respectively.
The Kingsmeadow site occupies a prime location immediately south of Waterford City Centre on the City?s Inner Relief Road. It is diagonally opposite the Tramore Road District Centre adjacent to RSC stadium and forms part of the Ballybeg/Kilbarry Neighbourhood. It is in a pivotal commercial and retail, residential, education and employment cluster adjoining the main Cork Road and bus transport corridor to and from the city.
The Tramore Road District Centre which the site is immediately adjacent to accommodates a mix of comparison, convenience and bulky household retailing. The Principal convenience retail development is the Kilbarry Centre which is anchored by Supervalu. The centre also accommodates a number of other neighbourhood retail units and services including a pharmacy, newsagent, florist, drycleaner, hairdresser and coffee shop.
Also within the District Centre is a Lidl Discount Foodstore on the Tramore Road and there is an Aldi Discount Foodstore adjacent to the site on the Cork Road. There are also a number of significant retail warehouse operators located at the Tramore Road including Woodies, Smyths, Screwfix, JYSK, BTW and Petmania. There are a number of light industrial units, builders providers, electrical wholesalers and other construction related retailing represented. Recent and ongoing road, footpath and cycleway improvements under the Waterford City Centre Urban Renewal Strategy 2015 have delivered and will continue to deliver road, footpath and cycleway improvements out towards the site which will ease access into the city centre and enhance the attractiveness of the neighbourhood. Further improvements in the vicinity and beyond the site are also likely in the foreseeable future.