The property comprises the main corn mill which is arranged over 5 storeys and extends to approximately 1939 sqm (20,870 sqft). There is a fully refurbished 3 storey annex extending to approximately 585 sqm (6,286 sqft) and a detached refurbished mews extending to approximately 102 sqm (1,100 sqft), both superbly refurbished into impressive office accommodation. There are several additional buildings including various stables, outbuildings and courtyard sheds. The total floor area extends to approximately 2,810 sqm (30,256 sqft) with a total site area of 0.97 Ha (2.4 acres).
The original mill building is intrinsically linked to the canal. It was altered and extended but the detached L plan six-bay-four-storey former corn mill is, with its canal water supply, a very legible record of this industrial building in its canal context. There is a sluice controlled below ground water channel from the canal feeding the mill and runs off stream. This provided power to the original milling process which was subsequently provided by electricity. Power generation onsite could potentially be reinstated and would add significantly to the sustainability of a future development project.
The existing Naas Town Development Plan 2011 – 2017 (NTDP) provides a specific sub-designation “M1 Leinster Mills” which allows for the sensitive re-use or re-development of Leinster Mills. The vendors have made a well considered submission to Kildare County Council in respect of a redevelopment and re-use of the Leinster Mills. A copy of this study by RPS Planning & Environment is available upon request.
Leinster Mills is adjacent to an area known as the Northwest Quadrant. This strategic land bank has been identified in Kildare County Council’s statutory plans as the primary area for the future planned expansion of Naas and as a major opportunity to achieve the coordinated and comprehensive development of enterprise, commercial, housing and associated recreational, educational and community facilities in Naas.
The property can be accessed from the Millennium Park, M7 Motorway (New Junction 9A) and from the canal side which connects directly to the Town Centre. There is 77 metres of road and canal frontage on a popular pedestrian recreational area and an existing Greenway for walking and cycling.
The property is situated at Osberstown just south of the M7 and Naas Inner Relief Road on the western bank of the Grand Canal. A new 1,000 pupil post primary school is under construction for the Northwest Quadrant. Surrounding occupiers include Millennium Park, Kerry Group European Headquarters, Irish Commercials, Aldi Headquarters and Boran Packaging.