Prime Sandyford Office Investment Opportunity

Ravenscourt & Mercury House, Sandyford, Dublin 18

Dublin, 28th September 2016 – CBRE have just launched a prime suburban office investment opportunity to the market, namely Ravenscourt & Mercury House. Ravenscourt is located on the Blackthorn Road approx. 400m north of the Atrium building. Mercury House is located on Ravens Rock Road immediately adjoining Ravenscourt. The properties can be purchased together as a collection or on an individual basis.

Ravenscourt comprises a multi let, stand-alone office development which is divided over five blocks. The scheme extends to a Gross Internal Floor Area of approximately 5,781 sq m (62,226 sq ft) together with a total of 119 car spaces at basement level. Ravenscourt is 90% occupied with tenants including Chill Insurance, Innopharma and Brambles. Block C, D & E comprise three storey office buildings which extend to 3,256 sq m (35,052 sq ft) overall. Internally the properties are broadly “L” shaped which provides flexibility for occupier requirements. Block E is currently vacant but is in “turn-key” condition, fitted and suitable for immediate occupation. Block A, leased to Brambles, comprises a two storey detached restaurant and is fitted out to a high standard. This unit extends to an area of approx. 235 sq m (2,530 sq ft). This scheme is currently producing a passing rent roll of €755,927 p.a. with an average unexpired lease term of almost 5 years. There is an opportunity to increase this rent roll by letting Block E.

Mercury House is a detached office and storage building which extends to a Gross Internal Floor Area of approximately 2,742 sq m (29,520 sq ft) together with a total of 52 surface car spaces. The property is single let to Mercury Engineering on a 20 year lease from 2005 producing a rent of €310,733 p.a.

CBRE are guiding Ravenscourt at price of €11,000,000 which equates to a net initial yield of 6.58% and Mercury House at price of €3,200,000 which provides a net initial yield of 9.30%. Together the two properties will provide a potential purchaser with a net initial yield of 7.19%.

Willie Norse, Senior Director, Advisory and Transaction Services
This investment is likely to appeal to both private investors and specialist funds seeking exposure to the Sandyford market, where rental values are continuing to improve strongly. There are good quality covenants, in one of the best locations in Sandyford with the Luas nearby.
Willie Norse, Senior Director, Advisory and Transaction Services

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